Nishikori makes winning return


BARCELONA: Japan’s Kei Nishikori won his first clay match of the season returning from a three week absence because of groin injury with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the third-round of the Barcelona Open on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). Top seed and eight time Barcelona champion Rafael Nadal, who is bidding to bounce back after a rare defeat in the Monte Carlo Masters last week when compatriot David Ferrer beat him in the quarter-finals, will play Albert Ramos in the second round.


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