Herbert Upsets Nishikori For Third Top 10 Win
NEWS SOURCE: ATP News
Pierre-Hugues Herbert stunned last year’s finalist Kei Nishikori 7-5, 6-4 at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters on Wednesday to reach the third round for the first time.
The Open Sud de France runner-up found his best level in the big moments, saving all 10 break points he faced to advance after one hour and 42 minutes. Herbert’s first victory over Nishikori in three FedEx ATP Head2Head encounters is also the Frenchman’s first Top 10 victory on clay. Herbert owns a 3-11 overall record against Top 10 opposition.
Herbert will meet ninth seed Borna Coric for a place in the quarter-finals. The World No. 49, who is aiming to reach his third quarter-final this year, lost his only previous FedEx ATP Head2Head clash against Coric at the 2017 Mutua Madrid Open.
POSTED ON April 17, 2019