Last Updated on January 17, 2019
The ninth racket of the world, Japanese Kei Nishikori, in five sets beat Croatian Ivo Karlovic, occupying the 73rd line of the ATP rating, with a score of 6/3, 7/6 (6), 5/7, 5/7, 7/6 (10 : 7) in the second round of the Australian Open.
The match lasted 3 hours and 48 minutes. During this time, 29-year-old Nishikori completed nine aces, twice made a mistake when serving and sold one break point, and 39-year-old Karlovic filed right through 59 times, made three double mistakes and made two breaks.
Previously, the score in personal meetings was 2: 2. The next opponent of Nishikori in Melbourne will be either the German Philipp Kohlschreiber or the Portuguese Joao Sousa.