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World No. 8 Kei Nishikori defeated 40th-ranked Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 1-6, 6-0, 6-4 to reach the third round of the Madrid Open on Wednesday.

Back after a month and a half out with a right wrist injury, the 27-year-old Japanese gave up the first set easily but roared back to take the second. The pair traded a break in the final set before Nishikori broke again to lead 5-3 with a well-placed forehand, but he wasted four match points in the next game as Schwartzman hung in.

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