• Kyodo


Fourth seed Kei Nishikori advanced to the second round of the Mexico Open on Tuesday after Spanish opponent Albert Montanes retired from the match in the second set.

The world No. 17 spent 52 minutes on court in his Acapulco debut, holding a 6-2, 4-1 lead when 52nd-ranked Montanes, who has only recently returned to action from a hip injury, retired.

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