Nishikori first player to advance at US Open

The 2014 runner-up Kei Nishikori of Japan was the first player to clear the opening hurdle when action at the US Open got underway yesterday. The seventh seed led 6-1, 4-1 before Argentinian qualifier Marco Trungelliti was forced to retire with a back pro
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The 2014 runner-up Kei Nishikori of Japan was the first player to clear the opening hurdle when action at the US Open got underway yesterday. The seventh seed led 6-1, 4-1 before Argentinian qualifier Marco Trungelliti was forced to retire with a back problem 47 minutes into the match. The US Open, played on the hard courts of Flushing Meadows, is the final Grand Slam of the year.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 27, 2019, with the headline 'Nishikori first player to advance at US Open'. Print Edition | Subscribe