Nishikori wins marathon to make Roland Garros last 16

Japan’s Kei Nishikori in action during his Madrid Open second round match against Bolivia’s Hugo Dellien at The Caja Magica, Madrid May 8, 2019. — Reuters pic
Japan’s Kei Nishikori in action during his Madrid Open second round match against Bolivia’s Hugo Dellien at The Caja Magica, Madrid May 8, 2019. — Reuters pic

PARIS, May 31 — Japanese seventh seed Kei Nishikori battled into the French Open fourth round for the fifth successive year today with a marathon 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 6-3, 4-6, 8-6 win over Serbia’s Laslo Djere.

Nishikori won through in four hours and 26 minutes — the second longest match of the tournament — and next faces France’s Benoit Paire for a quarter-final place. — AFP