Nishikori advances at Gerry Weber

The Sports NetworkJune 10, 2014 

Halle, Germany ( - Fourth seed Kei Nishikori needed three sets to win his second-round match Wednesday at the grass-court Gerry Weber Open, a Wimbledon tune-up.

The Japanese world No. 12 star outlasted former top-10 performer Gael Monfils, of France, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, at Gerry Weber Stadium.

Also in the round of 16, Colombian Alejandro Falla dropped Dutchman Robin Haase 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 and German favorite Philipp Kohlschreiber dismissed Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-2, 6-4.

In some more second-round action on Thursday, top-seeded superstars Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will take to the courts. Fresh off his ninth French Open title, the world No. 1 Nadal will meet German Dustin Brown, while the former top-ranked great and six-time Halle titlist Federer will take on Portuguese Joao Sousa.

Federer beat Russian Mikhail Youzhny in last year's Gerry Weber finale.

Ledger-Enquirer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service