Japan's Nishikori motors into US Open 2nd round

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Kei Nishikori (Getty)
Kei Nishikori (Getty)

New York - Former US Open runner-up Kei Nishikori of Japan raced into the second round in just 47 minutes on Monday after Argentine qualifier Marco Trungelliti quit with injury.

Seventh seed Nishikori led 6-1, 4-1 when world number 205 Trungelliti was forced to retire due to a back problem.

Nishikori will meet either Thiago Monteiro of Brazil or American Bradley Klahn in the next round.

The Japanese star, a 2014 finalist in New York, has reached the quarter-finals or better in his last five Grand Slam appearances.

US Open results on Monday (x denotes seeding):

Men

1st round

Denis Kudla (USA) bt Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7/5), 6-1

Dusan Lajovic (SRB x27) bt Steve Darcis (BEL) 7-5, 6-3, 6-3

Jenson Brooksby (USA) bt Tomas Berdych (CZE) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Bradley Klahn (USA) bt Thiago Monteiro (BRA) 6-3, 6-2, 6-3

Kei Nishikori (JPN x7) bt Marco Trungelliti (ARG) 6-1, 4-1 retired

Women

1st round

Rebecca Peterson (SWE) bt Monica Puig (PUR) 6-3, 6-3

Johanna Konta (GBR x16) bt Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) bt Priscilla Hon (AUS) 7-6 (7/4), 6-4

Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) bt Samantha Stosur (AUS) 6-1, 6-3

Ons Jabeur (TUN) bt Caroline Garcia (FRA x27) 7-6 (10/8), 6-2

Mariam Bolkvadze (GEO) bt Bernarda Pera (USA) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

Karolina Pliskova (CZE x3) bt Tereza Martincova (CZE) 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/3)

Petra Martic (CRO x22) bt Tamara Zidansek (SLO) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

Ana Bogdan (ROM) bt Harriet Dart (GBR) 6-3, 6-1

Anastasija Sevastova (LAT x12) bt Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 6-3, 6-3

Ashleigh Barty (AUS x2) bt Zarina Diyas (KAZ) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2

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