Yoshihito Nishioka’s first loss against Fritz, ranked 10th in the world, who wins 3 consecutive matches

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[Vidéo]The moment Yoshihito Nishioka defeated world No. 2

At the European Open (Antwerp, Belgium, Indoor Hard, ATP250) held last week, Nishioka qualified in the top eight and lost to S. Corda (USA), who finished second in the same tournament. He entered the tournament from the qualifying phase, defeating Ivásica in the first round and J. Sousa (Portugal) in the qualifying final in straight sets to advance to the final. It was the fourth meeting with Fritz and Nishioka had won all three races. In this match, both teams continued to serve in the first set and entered a tie-break. Nishioka made two mini-breaks to take the first set in 53 minutes. In the following 2nd set, both teams continued to hold serve without giving up and entered a tie-break. Nishioka allowed 3 mini-breaks and caught 1 set in 1 hour 10 minutes. In the final set, Nishioka was able to break once early on, but he allowed five straight games from game five and was gone in the first round. In the second round, Fritz will face the winner of D. Shapovalov (Canada), ranked 19th in the world, and J. Rodionov (Austria), ranked 130th in the world, who participates as a wild card (recommended by the organizer).

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