Result: Nishikori brushes Robert aside in Australia

Kei Nishikori
© PA Photos/Ella Ling
Kei Nishikori easily beats Stephane Robert in straight sets and heads into the next round.

Kei Nishikori has brushed aside Stephane Robert with a straight-sets win in the first round of the Australian Open.

Nishikori made the much stronger start to the game and took the first set 6-1 with consummate ease.

Robert began to find his rhythm in the second set; however the Frenchman lost out as it ended 6-7 with Nishikori showing his class.

The third set was completely dominated by the Japanese star as he ran out with a 6-0 victory.

The quality of Nishikori's tennis was too much for Robert, allowing him through to the second round.

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