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Nishikori defeated by Baghdatis

Kyodo

Kei Nishikori bowed out in the second round of the Brisbane International on Wednesday, losing to Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-3, 6-4.

Nishikori, led 3-1 in the second set but lost the next four games in the ATP Tour season-opening event.

“I just couldn’t find my rhythm,” Nishikori said. “He played aggressively and outplayed me. I failed to get my returns deep. I was behind throughout the match.”