• Kyodo


Japan ace Kei Nishikori cruised past Spaniard Guillermo Olaso on Tuesday in the second round of the Barcelona Open.

Nishikori, the sixth seed, enjoyed a first-round bye before taking apart his 309th-ranked opponent 6-1, 6-3. Nishikori fired three aces and won all four of his break points.

“Even without playing my best, I played a winning game,” Nishikori said. “I’m getting used to competing on clay. This is a confidence builder.”

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