2016 Roland Garros Women’s World number 5 Kei Nishikori vs Simone Bolelli match-up in first round full game highlights, result score, and recap reactions May 24, 2016 French Open update.
French Open Recap
Kei Nishikori resumes his rain-delayed match against Simone Bolelli in the men’s singles first round clash of the French Open on 23 May.
Fifth seed Kei Nishikori led Simone Bolelli 6-1, 7-5, 2-1 when rain stopped play on Sunday, with the Japan-born player showing just why he is so highly rated in tennis circles. Despite not winning a title so far this season, he has played tennis of the highest standard and has entertained fans with his commitment to the sport said ibtimes.co.uk.
The world number six has not had the best of times at the Roland Garros losing in the quarter-final last year, but with the way he is playing it will be a shock if he does not reach the semi-final of the competition.
His opponent, Italy’s Simone Bolelli is not in the best of form, winning just one game heading into the French Open. A former top 10 doubles player, Bolelli is currently ranked 116 in the world and as seen so far, he may not shock Nishikori.
The duo have faced each other twice in the past, with Nishikori winning both the encounters. They last took on each other in the round of 128 of the 2015 Wimbledon with the world number six winning 6-3, 6-7, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
French Open history
Nishikori and Bolelli have never faced each other in the French Open.