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Schwartzman in Sydney International semis

IANS  |  Sydney 

Argentina's knocked out Japan's 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 from the Sydney International men's singles quarterfinals on Thursday.

The third-seeded 26-year-old Argentine defeated Nishioka in a tense three-setter, reports news.

Schwartzman won the opening set 6-1, with Nishioka making a big comeback in the second set, taking it 6-3.

The Argentine, who played his first match of the tournament on Wednesday, defeating 6-2, 6-3, took the third set 7-6 after a tie-break.

Nishioka had knocked out in straight sets to make it to the quarterfinals.

The Sydney International is hosting some of the world's biggest tennis stars prior to the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open, which will run from January 14 to 27.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 14:42 IST
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