Tennis

Nishikori survives scare in Brisbane

A rusty Kei Nishikori survived a scare from qualifier Jared Donaldson to move into the quarter-finals of the Brisbane International yesterday.

The third-seeded Japanese lost the first set to the American world No. 105, but recovered to take the match 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in two hours and 25 minutes.

Nishikori, who had a first-round bye, looked out of sorts as he let early leads slip in the first two sets.

But once he got in front in the third he was able to keep control and book a last-eight place against either fifth seed David Ferrer of Spain or Australian qualifier Jordan Thompson. - AFP

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