Kei Nishikori works hard to overcome Julien Benneteau

Nishikori works hard to overcome Benneteau
By Eurosport

30/06/2016 at 16:03Updated 30/06/2016 at 17:35

Kei Nishikori was forced to work surprisingly hard to overcome France's Julien Benneteau, dropping the first set but eventually coming through.

The fifth seed made it through in two and a half hours, 4-6 6-4 6-4 6-2.

Kei Nishikori beat Julien Benneteau

Kei Nishikori beat Julien BenneteauAFP

Benneteau stunned his opponent in the first set with a scintillating combination of groundstrokes and drop shots, but Nishikori finally found his form, using the width of the court well to secure the win.

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