The ninth racket of the world, Japanese Kei Nishikori, took over American Denis Kudla, occupying the 63rd line of the ATP, with a score of 7/5, 6/2 in the second round of the tournament in Brisbane. The meeting lasted 1 hour 19 minutes. During this time, 29-year-old Nishikori completed seven aces, twice made a mistake when serving and sold three break points, and 26-year-old Kudla filed five times, made three double mistakes and did not make a single break. Now the score in personal meetings was 2-0 in favor of the Japanese. In the quarterfinals of the competition Brisbane International Nishikori will fight with Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.