{
    "title": "Nishikori wins comeback match in NY",
    "image": "https:\/\/images.supersport.com\/2018\/2\/Kei-Nishikori-hits-180214G300.jpg",
    "body": "<p>\r\nKei Nishikori returned to an ATP Tour level event for the first time since last August and cruised into the second round of the inaugural New York Open with a 7-5 6-3 win over American wild card Noah Rubin on Tuesday.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nThe Japanese fifth seed, fresh off winning a Challenger event in Dallas, trailed 3-0 in the first set but pulled level and then never looked back against Rubin, who was playing in front of his hometown crowd in Uniondale.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nIt marked the latest step forward for Nishikori, who last August suffered a severe right wrist injury that caused him to miss last year's US Open and the Australian Open at the start of this season.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nThe former US Open finalist has since eased his way back to competition by playing in Challenger events, dropping a first-round clash in Newport Beach before his triumph in Dallas.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nNext up for Nishikori in the tournament that moved from Tennessee to Long Island after four decades, will be a clash against Russian Evgeny Donskoy, a 7-5 6-1 winner over Dominican Victor Estrella Burgos.<\/p>",
    "blurb": "Nishikori returned to an ATP Tour level event for the first time since last August and cruised into the second round of the inaugural New York Open with a 7-5 6-3 win over American wild card Rubin on Tuesday.",
    "date": "2018-02-14T17:26:39",
    "author": "",
    "credit": "Reuters",
    "img_credit": "Kei Nishikori \u00a9 Getty Images",
    "category": "ATP",
    "videos": []
}