BASEL, Switzerland (AP) Kei Nishikori eased past Paolo Lorenzi of Italy 7-6 (3), 6-2 in the Swiss Indoors second round on Wednesday.
BASEL, SWITZERLAND - OCTOBER 26: Kei Nishikori of Japan celebrates a point during the Swiss Indoors ATP 500 tennis tournament match against Paolo Lorenzi of Italy at St Jakobshalle on October 26, 2016 in Basel, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)
The third-seeded Japanese player did not take any of his six break point chances in an error-strewn first set, and then upped his play in the second against the 38th-ranked Lorenzi.
Earlier, seventh-seeded Richard Gasquet of France retired when trailing 6-2, 2-1 against Argentina’s Guido Pella. Gasquet won the Antwerp title on Sunday.
Juan Martin del Potro was playing Robin Haase in a late match.
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