Tennis: Nishioka battered by Dimitrov in Italian Open 2nd round

Yoshihito Nishioka went out of the Italian Open on Wednesday after the Japanese No. 2 in the men’s singles was comprehensively beaten 6-1, 6-0 by Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the second round.Nishioka, ranked 50th in the world, fell to a crushing defeat by the world No. 22 as his shallow groundstrokes fell prey to strong hits from the former No. 3 in a match that lasted only 54 minutes.”It wasn’t really a good performance, for the first time in a while,” said Nishioka. “The ball wasn’t traveling well and didn’t go deep (into the opposition’s court) throughout. I don’t know the reason why, bu…

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