MELBOURNE, Australia | Nishikori pushed to 5 by a vintage Karlovic in Australia

16Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

MELBOURNE, Australia —January 16, 2019— Kei Nishikori could joke about it later, saying he faced more aces in one match from Ivo Karlovic than he himself would serve in a year.

Eighth-seeded Nishikori withstood 59 aces from Karlovic, and had to save three break points in a crucial 10th game of the fifth set, before beating the 39-year-old Croatian 6-3, 7-6 (6), 5-7, 5-7, 7-6 (7) to reach the third round of the Australian Open.

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