Nishikori powers into French Open last 32

Kei Nishikori (Getty Images)
Kei Nishikori (Getty Images)

Paris - Japanese eighth seed Kei Nishikori routed France's Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-0, 7-6 (7/5) to race into the French Open third round on Wednesday.

The world number nine will face either South Korean Hyeon Chung or Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan for a place in the last 16.

Nishikori's best performance at Roland Garros came in 2015 when he reached the quarter-finals.

French Open results on Thursday:

Men

2nd rd

Juan Martn Del Potro (ARG x29) bt Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 6-3, 3-6, 1-1 -- retired

John Isner (USA x21) bt Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) 6-3, 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/2)

Karen Khachanov (RUS) bt Tomas Berdych (CZE x13) 7-5, 6-4, 6-4

Kei Nishikori (JPN x8) bt Jrmy Chardy (FRA) 6-3, 6-0, 7-6 (7/5)

Feliciano Lopez (ESP) bt David Ferrer (ESP x30) 7-5, 3-6, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

Marin Cilic (CRO x7) bt Konstantin Kravchuk (RUS) 6-3, 6-2, 6-2

Women

2nd rd

Elina Svitolina (UKR x5) bt Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Magda Linette (POL) bt Ana Konjuh (CRO x29) 6-0, 7-5

Darya Kasatkina (RUS x26) bt Markta Vondrousov (CZE) 7-6 (7/1), 6-4

Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) bt Taylor Townsend (USA) 6-0, 2-6, 6-3

Alize Cornet (FRA) bt Barbora Strycova (CZE x20) 6-4, 6-1

Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x9) bt Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 6-7 (3/7), 6-2, 6-3

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