The World Number 12, Kei Nishikori needed just 94 minutes toppled over the 2017 Metz champion, Peter Gojowczyk in the Round of 16 of the Moselle Open. The German professional, Peter Gojowczyk outdid the Frenchman Jo-Wilfred Tsonga in his native land, France in the Moselle Open in Metz. The 2017 defending champion bounced back in the match from a set down and slammed 17 aces. The three-time champion, Tsonga suffered a 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4 loss in one hour and 45 minutes. Tsonga made a return on the professional courts after his knee injury. He played for the first time since the Open Sud de France in February. Tsonga was pleased to play in front of the home crowd with powerful serves.
Gojowczyk moved closer to his second title. However, the 28-year-old Japanese man, after his loss at the US Open semi-finals overthrew the defending champion 7-6 (7/4), 6-3. Nishikori reached to the semi-finals at the US Open this year but was defeated in straight sets by ultimate champion Novak Djokovic.
Nishikori concluded his previous season with a wrist injury. He came to Flushing Meadows with just three wins prior to the to the US Open. He managed to win at Washington, Toronto and Cincinnati. However, he flourished on the courts of Flushing Meadows. This year Nishikori has dwelled decently on the professional arena. He concluded as the runner-up to Rafael Nadal at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. He reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon and the fourth round of Roland Garros. En route to Nishikori’s semifinal, he came across Maximilian Marterer, Gael Monfils, Diego Schwartzman, Philipp Kohlschreiber and Marin Cilic in the US Open. The top seed of the French ATP 250 and the Japanese Number, Nishikori might sway the title in Metz, France this week.