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The former world No 4 scored defeated Rublev in straight sets to move into the second round

Kei Nishikori, Miami, 2021
  • What happened: Former world No 4 Kei Nishikori upset fifth seeded Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the men’s singles event at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday
  • Why it matters: Nishikori represents the host nation Japan and has been coming off several injury and health issues in the past few years, with his ranking having dropped to No 69 in the world currently
  • Key stat: This was Nishikori’s first win over a top 10 player since November 2018
  • Key stat #2: The 31-year-old already has a bronze medal from the 2016 Rio Olympics where he became the first Japanese man to win an Olympic tennis medal since Ichiya Kumagae in the 1920 Summer Olympics
  • What next : Nishikori, a former US Open finalist, will next meet American Marcos Giron who beat Norbert Gombos in three sets
  • Other key results so far: (3) Tsitsipas beat Kohlschreiber 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, (4) Zverev beat Yen-Hsun Lu 6-1, 6-3, (7) Hurkacz beat Saville 6-2, 6-4, (8) Schwartzman beat Pablo Varillas 7-5, 6-4, Purcell beat Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 7-6, Ivashka beat (10) Monfils 6-4, 4-6, 7-5, (12) Khachanov beat Nishioksa 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
  • The draw for the men’s singles event at the Tokyo Olympics is updated live here at this link
  • If you have further questions on related to the tennis event at the Tokyo Olympics, hopefully you can find that information here
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