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Barcelona Open 2015: Nishikori battles into the semi-finals

Updated: 25 April 2015 12:07 IST - Published: 21 April 2015 09:38 IST
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Nishikori through to the semi-final after beating Bautista Agut 6-2, 3-6, 6-1.
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Nishikori overcomes a valiant Bautista Agut to take the third set 6-1.
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Nishikori breaks Bautista Agut a second time to serve for the match at 5-1.
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Nishikori brilliant as he consolidates break with ease; holds serve to love to go 4-1 up in deciding set.
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Nishikori breaks Bautista Agut to go 3-1 up in the final set.
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Bautista Agut saves a break point to level the scores, one games all, in the deciding set.
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Agut prevails in a tough service game to take the second set 6-3 against Nishikori to push match into 3rd set.
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Nishikori holds serve to have Agut serving for the second set at 5-3.
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Nishikori serving to stay in the second set after Agut goes 5-2 up.
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Agut breaks Nishikori to go 4-2 up in the second set; Agut in no mood to keel over without a fight.
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Agut comes back from 15-40 to take the third game of the second set; Agut is 2-1 up, on serve.
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It's easy going for Nishikori so far in the match; takes the first set, 6-2 against Agut.
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Nishikori breaks Agut for a second time to serve for the opening set at 5-2.
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Agut holding his own even in the face of tremendous pressure by Nishikori; but the World Number 5 is still a break up and leads 3-2 in the first set.
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Kei Nishikori breaks Roberto Bautista Agut in the first game to go 1-0 up in the opening set of the quarter-final.
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David Ferrer breaks early to take a 3-0 lead in the opening set in the third round match against Elias Ymer.
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Roberto Batista Agut beats Pablo Cuevas 7-6 (5), 6-2 to advance to the quarter-final.
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Kei Nishikori decimates Santiago GIraldo, 6-2, 6-1 to storm into the quarter-final.
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Giraldo in no mood to keel over. Fights to put himself on the board in the second set. But, Nishikori is up 5-1 and serving for the match.
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Nishikori in top form as he goes 5-0 up in the second set. Giraldo serving to stay in the match.
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Nishikori seems to be in a hurry; breaks Giraldo early in the second set to go 2-0 up.
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Santiago Giraldo putting up a strong fight but to no avail; Nishikori breaks him a third time to take the first set 6-2.
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Giraldo 2-5 down as he serves to stay in the first set.
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Giraldo yanks one back to get on the board. Nishikori still in firm control of the match with a 4-1 lead.
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Nishikori looks unstoppable; breaks Giraldo a second time to go 4-0 up in the opening set.
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Nishikori made to work to hold serve by Giraldo. The top seed survives to lead 3-0 in the first set.
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Nishikori draws first blood against Giraldo. Breaks early to go 2-0 up in the first set.