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2018 MONTE-CARLO Round 1 lost to Kei Nishikori
Monday, April 16, 2018 MONTE-CARLO Round 1 ---- Japan's Kei Nishikori fought back from a set down to see off Czech 12th seed Tomas Berdych and reach the Monte Carlo Masters second round. In a battle of two former Grand Slam finalists, Nishikori raced through the final two sets to progress with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 victory. The former world number four, who is now ranked 36th, missed a large part of last season with a right wrist injury and started his 2018 campaign in American second-tier Challenger Tour events. But he was close to his best against Berdych, despite making a slow start. Berdych moved into a 4-1 lead en route to the opening set, but Nishikori moved into another gear and claimed four straight games to level the match. The deciding set was even more one-sided, as two breaks to love helped the 28-year-old to his best win of the season so far.