Paris - Japanese fifth seed Kei Nishikori reached the French Open fourth
round on Thursday when scheduled last-32 opponent Benjamin Becker
withdrew with a shoulder injury.
"Benjamin Becker withdraws with
right shoulder injury, Nishikori advances to R16. Wishing Benjamin a
speedy recovery," tweeted the official Roland Garros website.
Nishikori will face either Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic or Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia for a place in the quarter-finals.
sorry to hear about Benjamin being injured. I hope he recovers fast,"
tweeted Nishikori, who also made the fourth round in 2013.
33, needed two gruelling five-setters to get to the third round, seeing
off Ruben Bemelmans of Belgium and Spanish 32nd seed Fernando Verdasco.