• Kyodo


Kei Nishikori dropped down three places to seventh in the latest ATP world rankings for men’s singles released Monday, five days after he was knocked out of the Miami Open in the quarterfinals.

Nishikori, who returned to his personal-high of fourth two weeks ago, played through pain in the tournament in which he was runner-up last year. He lost 6-4, 6-2 to Italian Fabio Fognini, who moved up 12 places to 28th.

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