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Japan Open: Kecmanovic books spot in second round, defeating Seoul champion Nishioka

Miomir Kecmanovic won against Yoshihito Nishioka 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-2 on Wednesday

Miomir Kecmanovic Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic in action during his second round match against France’s Benoit Paire (REUTERS/Carl Recine)

Serb Miomir Kecmanovic advanced to the second round of the Japan Open by defeating Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-2 at the Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo on Wednesday.

Nishioka was the best Japanese chance at the Tokyo Open after winning the second ATP title of his career at Seoul last week.

Kecmanovic, ranked No 33, will face No 8 seed Daniel Evans next.

Tokyo ATP 500, other first-round results (Ariake Colosseum, hard, USD 1.953.285, most recent results first):

  • James Duckworth vs. Taylor Fritz : Wednesday in Tokyo
  • Denis Shapovalov vs. Steve Johnson : Wednesday in Tokyo
  • Hiroki Moriya (LL) beat Yuta Shimizu (Q): 6-1, 6-3
  • Kamil Majchrzak beat Sho Shimabukuro (Q): 7-6 (2), 6-2
  • Nick Kyrgios (5) beat Chun-Hsin Tseng: 6-3, 6-1
  • Rio Noguchi (Q) beat Ramkumar Ramanathan (Q): 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (1)
  • Jaume Munar beat Casper Ruud (1): 6-3, 6-3
  • Daniel Evans beat Radu Albot: 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-4
  • Borna Coric (9) beat Thanasi Kokkinakis: 6-4, 7-6 (4)
  • SoonWoo Kwon beat Alex De Minaur (6): 6-3, 6-2
  • Mackenzie McDonald beat Kaichi Uchida (WC): 7-6 (4), 6-7 (2), 6-3
  • Frances Tiafoe (4) beat Yasutaka Uchiyama (WC): 6-3, 6-4
  • Bernabe Zapata Miralles beat Taro Daniel: 7-5, 7-5
  • Brandon Nakashima beat Shintaro Mochizuki (WC): 6-3, 6-2
  • Pedro Martinez beat Alexei Popyrin: 7-5, 6-4
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