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AFP, MELBOURNE, Australia

Japan’s Kei Nishikori eased doubts over a knee injury as he beat Romania’s Victor Hanescu in four sets.

A left knee injury forced the 16th seed out of this month’s Brisbane International and Kooyong Classic tournaments, but he showed little discomfort in surging home 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 against the 63rd-ranked Hanescu.

Additional reporting by staff writer

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