Perfect first set for Tsonga who serves well and overpowers Nishikori with his massive forehands.
Tsonga tires a bit in the second set, his serves is less effective and Nishikori is up 4-1. Tsonga fights back and concedes the tiebreaker, and the Japanese levels the match at one set apiece.
The 2008 Bercy champion shows more signs of fatigue in the final set but manages to get two match points in the tiebreaker: one is wasted by a double fault and one is saved by an ace on second serve. Nishikori wins the match on another double fault by Tsonga.

Nishikori is a really interesting player to watch: really quick with good hands he only needs a bit more power and more experience to crack the top 10.

Kei Nishikori made a quick work of recent Kuala Lumpur finalist Julien Benneteau, and stormed past world number 35 in straight sets 6-4 6-2.

Nishikori warming up before his first round match:

A few pics of the match:

A day after his defeat to Juan Martin del Potro in Basel, Federer looked cool and relaxed, joking with Michael Llodra.

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Kei Nishikori Uniqlo outfit
Kei Nishikori Uniqlo outfit

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