WOWOW Co., Ltd. “Australian Open Tennis” live broadcast all day on WOWOW! Yoshihito Nishioka enters the be st 16 for the first time in the four major tournaments! WOWOW’s interview just after winning the 3rd round has arrived!

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“Australian Open Tennis” live all day on WOWOW! Yoshihito Nishioka enters the best 16 for the first time in the four major tournaments! WOWOW’s interview just after winning the 3rd round has arrived! https://www.wowow.co.jp/sports/tennis/

“Australian Open Tennis” 1/16 (Mon) – 1/29 (Sun)
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Yoshihito Nishioka who decided to advance to the 4th round for the first time in the Grand Slam Tournament Getty Images
Yoshihito Nishioka has advanced to the 4th round in the first Grand Slam of the 2023 season, the Australian Open Tennis. Beats M. McDonald (USA) in straight sets in the third round of men’s singles. It is the first time for him to enter the best 16 at the four major tournaments. As a Japanese player, he became the third feat after Shuzo Matsuoka and Kei Nishikori. Nishioka will face the winner of F. Tiafoe and K. Khachanov in the next round for a place in the quarterfinals. Nishioka responded to WOWOW’s interview immediately after winning the third round.
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Yoshihito Nishioka giving an interview after the match
―――It is the first time to advance to the 4th round. First of all, please tell us how you feel now.
It wasn’t the way I thought it would be, so to be honest, it’s hard to be happy. I’ve known him (McDonald’s) since I was 14 and have played against him many times. He also had chances in the first set, and it was a difficult feeling for him to have a slight injury and not be able to do well in a match where we thought we could both win. As for me, I need results, so of course I wanted to connect to win, but honestly, I played with a feeling that I couldn’t express.
I’m happy to advance to the fourth round for the first time, and in a way I think I was able to leave my physical strength for the next match, so I honestly think I was lucky. Honestly, I think I got lucky. ―――You have won all three races so far in straight sets. How have you been fighting so far?
(The 3rd round) was very different from the 1st and 2nd rounds, and it was really tough. I honestly didn’t think it would turn out like this. I could see that the greed of wanting to take advantage of the chances that I thought I could win was showing up in the match. I couldn’t hit the ball at the break point, and I couldn’t really do the kind of play that I would have had up until now. I think it would have been quite painful if I had dropped the first set.
As for the place to be praised (first set), in the last tiebreaker, I took the plunge by two points. I think that’s where I’ve been winning lately. If we don’t be a little more aggressive in our next match, it’s going to be a difficult match, so I’d like to make adjustments here.
―――Up until now, the opponents were lower in the rankings. Next is grade. What kind of mentality will you face?
(Both Tiafoe and Khachanov) have played each other several times and know each other well. No matter who comes, honestly, I can see that I will be playing defense more often, so I think it will be a game of spirit from here on. I think they outperform me in terms of their serve and power, but I think we have enough chances and how I can break them down. To be honest, I don’t think they really want to play against me, so I think that’s an advantage for me. I think the difference between winning and losing the game will be whether we can play in a way that they don’t like.
―――A lot of Japanese people cheered us on at the venue today. On the other side of the TV, many people are cheering for us in Japan. Lastly, please give a message to your fans.
Today was (the game) at noon, so I think it was a difficult time (to watch the game), but thank you for all the support. Since this is our first 4th round match, we would like to do our best in the next match to aim for the top 8, so please support us.
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