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Result: Kei Nishikori into round two

Kei Nishikori advances into the second round of Wimbledon with a 6-4 7-6(5) 7-5 victory over Kenny de Schepper.

Kei Nishikori has advanced into the second round of Wimbledon following a 6-4 7-6(5) 7-5 victory over Kenny de Schepper on Tuesday.

Kei Nishikori of Japan plays a backhand during his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Kenny De Schepper of France on day two of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 24, 201© Getty Images

The first set brought just one break of serve, with Nishikori breaking at 1-1 before eventually closing out the opener on serve.

Both players continued to serve well in the second set, which led to a tie-break. Once more it was Nishikori that emerged victorious despite trailing 3-0 early on. Five successive points allowed Nishikori to move 5-3 ahead in the breaker, before eventually taking it 7-5 with a strong forehand.

It was a similar story in the third and what proved to be final set, with Nishikori breaking just once at 5-6 to advance into the next round.

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