• Kyodo


Kei Nishikori marked his return from injury with a win over France’s Benoit Paire in straight sets at the Paris Masters on Tuesday.

Fifteenth-seed Nishikori, who sat out last week’s Swiss Indoors with pain in his right ankle, defeated Paire 7-6 (7-2), 6-2 in the second round and will next face either Romanian Victor Hanescu or another Frenchman in Gilles Simon.

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