Noah Rubin could not have envisioned a greater get started all the way through his homecoming at the ATP Global Excursion. The Lengthy Island local, going through former Global No. Four Kei Nishikori, broke and led Three-Zero on Tuesday on the New York Open in Lengthy Island. A win over Nishikori would were a few of the largest of Rubin’s younger profession.
However then Nishikori, who is proceeding his comeback from right-wrist surgical procedure, ruined the birthday party. The 28-year-old performed stable tennis and got here again to win his first tour-level fit since nine August (l. Monfils in Montreal) 7-Five, 6-Three in New York.
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“He began rather well, very competitive. Serving neatly. I feel he performed a bit higher than me within the first set. 2nd set I used to be taking part in a bit higher, a bit extra competitive,” Nishikori mentioned.
Nishikori has now gained six suits in a row after reeling off 5 consecutively to win the RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas, an ATP Challenger Excursion tournament, previous this month. “It helped me so much for my self assurance tennis-wise, and in addition used to be a large assist for my wrist,” Nishikori mentioned of the Challenger name.
Nishikori will subsequent face Russian Evgeny Donskoy, who beat Dominican Victor Estrella Burgos 7-Five, 6-1.
In different motion, Spain’s Adrian Menendez-Maceiras stored 5 fit issues to overcome house favorite and 7th seed Steve Johnson 1-6, 6-Three, 7-6(7) and declare his fourth tour-level win. Johnson led Five-2 within the 0.33 set and had two fit issues on Menendez-Maceiras’ serve at Five-Three. However the Spaniard erased them each, and 3 extra consecutively from Three/6 down within the third-set tie-break.
The Spaniard will subsequent meet Frenchman Jeremy Chardy, who beat Italian qualifier Stefano Travaglia Four-6, 7-6(1), 6-Four.