Nishioka rallies to upset Humbert in Florida semi-final


  • Tennis
  • Sunday, 23 Feb 2020

FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - Third Round - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - January 24, 2020 - Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka in action during the match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

(Reuters) - Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka fought back from a sluggish start to overpower sixth seeded Frenchman Ugo Humbert in a rain-interrupted semi-final at the Delray Beach Open in Florida on Saturday.

After winning only one game in the opening set, the unseeded Nishioka closed out the deciding third set without dropping a game in winning 1-6 6-4 6-0 in the battle of the two lefties.

Nishioka clinched the victory with his second match point when Humbert fired a forehand wide. It was the third time this week he has won from a set down.

Nishioka will go for his second ATP Tour victory on Sunday when he faces the winner of Saturday's late semi-final between second seeded Milos Raonic of Canada and American fourth seed Reilly Opelka.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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