Nishikori beats Kukushkin in Vienna for 3rd final of season

31 October, 2018, 14:02 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
  • ATP 250- St. Petersburg Open Men's Singles Final match

Second seed Anderson won 91 per cent of points behind his powerful first serve, Nishikori unable to fashion a break as his wait for a first title since February 2016 goes on. But reaching Sunday's final, his third of the season, boosted the fifth-seeded Japanese's chances of also advancing to the ATP finals.

With the win, Nishikori reclaimed the No. 9 spot in the ATP Race to London and is now 25 points ahead of American John Isner, who was knocked out of the 500 series tournament by France's Gael Monfils in the second round.

He had lost his last eight finals and continued his bid to claim the first ATP title after over 32 months and 48 tournament appearances.

With a victory on Sunday, Anderson will qualify for the ATP Finals.

On Saturday, he missed three break points in the first set before finally breaking in the 10th game with an aggressive forehand victor.

Against Verdasco, Anderson hit nine of his 19 aces in the opening set.


But first he must overcome Anderson, the 32-year-old Wimbledon finalist who took nearly two-and-a-half hours to battle past Verdasco. However it was Anderson to win the most recent match at the Us Open semifinal earlier this year.

The South African will also have London on his mind as he chases his second ATP crown of the year.

In Switzerland, Federer moved a step closer to a ninth title albeit he was out of sorts in his 7-6 (7-1) 4-6 6-4 beating of Gilles Simon.

Anderson broke in the fourth game of the match to lead 3-1 when a powerful backhand forced an error from the fifth seed. The next break point did not come until the 10th game.

The German made in six wins from seven matches with a 7-5 6-3 defeat of Roberto Bautista Agut, and will now face Marius Copil after the Romanian defeated Taylor Fritz 7-6 (8-6) 7-5.

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