MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Nishikori advances in 5 sets at Australian Open

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

MELBOURNE, Australia —January 16, 2019— The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local): 3:10 p.m.

Eighth-seeded Kei Nishikori withstood 59 aces from Ivo Karlovic before beating the veteran Croatian 6-3, 7-6 (6), 5-7, 5-7, 7-6 (7) and advancing to the third round at Melbourne Park.

Nishikori isn’t making it easy on himself so far this tournament after losing the first two sets of his first-round match and then allowing Karlovic to get back into this match after taking a 2-0 set lead.

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