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Nishikori wins Australian Open epic, Halep survives again

Jan 17, 2019 - CNN

MELBOURNE, Australia (CNN) -- For the second straight day at the Australian Open, a towering player hit 50 more aces than his shorter opponent.

And for the second straight day, the ace king lost.

Japan's Kei Nishikori withstood 59 aces Thursday to defeat Ivo Karlovic 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 5-7 5-7 7-6 (10-7) in three hours, 48 minutes to reach the third round in Melbourne.

This while women's No.1 Simona Halep rallied for the second straight round, beating the surging American Sofia ...