Nishikori crashes out in Geneva Open semis

by Leon Thompson May 28, 2017, 2:15
Nishikori crashes out in Geneva Open semis

Wawrinka's first title in 2017 is the 16th of his career, and the seventh on clay including the 2015 French Open.

The second-seeded Nishikori was serving at 4-5, 0-40 before rallying to beat the 62nd-ranked South African, who fired 14 aces without allowing any by his opponent.

Top-seeded Stan Wawrinka and second-seeded Kei Nishikori advanced to the semi-finals of the Geneva Open with come-from-behind three-set victories over Sam Querrey and Kevin Anderson, respectively.

After Nishikori's escape in the 10th game of the third set, he also trailed 4-2 in the tiebreaker.

Wawrinka clinched with a service victor against the 85th-ranked Kuznetsov.

He clinched with a forehand victor off a looping net-cord ball.

Zverev, competing in only his second singles final after his last-four win over Kei Nishikori, staved off break points in his opening service game before breaking to love.

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If a regional peace initiative does begin to crystallize, he said, "Israel will have to pay a price, a painful, harsh compromise". The status of Jerusalem, which both the Israelis and Palestinians claim as their capital is a major complication to a solution.

The No. 9-ranked Japanese player will face 33rd-ranked Mischa Zverev of Germany in the semifinals on Friday.

The Swiss will next face Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov who saw off German lucky loser Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 6-2, 1-6, 7-5.

Wawrinka will take on 85th-ranked Russian Andrey Kuznetsov, a 6-2, 1-6, 7-5 victor Thursday night over Germany's Cedrik-Marcel Stebe, in Friday's second semi-final.

World No 3 Wawrinka defeated 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the summit clash that lasted for two hours and 20 minutes.

The last time he reached an ATP Tour final was in 2010 when he was beaten by Frenchman Gilles Simon at the Moselle Open.

Lyon has been added to the calendar as a replacement for the Nice Open, a traditional warm-up for the French Open, which starts in Paris tomorrow.


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