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Nishikori holds off Kyrgios in Shanghai

2015-10-14 11:33
Kei Nishikori (AFP Photo)

Shanghai - Kei Nishikori overcame a stiff challenge from an emotional Nick Kyrgios to advance to the third round of the Shanghai Masters with a 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 win on Wednesday.

After winning the first set in 30 minutes, Kyrgios began to unravel at the end of the second set when he smacked a ball in frustration toward the baseline, causing a line judge to bend to avoid being hit.

The Australian was assessed a code violation and dropped his serve at love, losing the set. Kyrgios then saved three match points in the third set before Nishikori finally closed it out.

Kyrgios was fined $1 500 for an "audible obscenity" in his first-round match in Shanghai. He faces suspension from the ATP tour if he reaches $5 000 in fines before February.

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