Tag: Yoshihito Nishioka
Australia's Ashleigh Barty was off the boil against Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova, who is back on form following several seasons of injuries including a wrist problem.
The seven-time Cincinnati champion was unable to make an impression as he played only his second match since losing the Wimbledon final to Novak Djokovic.
Yoshihito Nishioka, making his first appearance at the ATP Cincinnati Masters, defeated his longtime idol and compatriot Kei Nishikori in just over 90 minutes.
Nick Kyrgios beat Yoshihito Nishioka 7-5, 7-6 (7/3) in the first round of the Japan Open and will next play against Richard Gasquet.
Yoshihito Nishioka stunned Fernando Verdasco in the semifinals of the Shenzhen Open and will face Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the final.
By beating Yoshihito Nishioka, Roger Federer advanced to the US Open second round, where he will play against Benoît Paire.