Fifth seed Kei Nishikori made short work of France’s Jeremy Chardy to make the Australian Open third round.

Kei Nishikori Of Japan Hits A Return Against Jeremy Chardy Of France During Their Men’s Singles Match In Australian Open

The 27-year-old from Japan, who has reached the quarter-finals in the past two years, came through 6-3 6-4 6-3 in two hours six minutes.

Nishikori was taken to five sets by Russian Andrey Kuznetsov in his opening match and is seeded to meet top seed Andy Murray in the last eight.

France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga saw off Dusan Lajovic, also in straight sets.

Nishikori, who will play either Slovak qualifier Lukas Lacko or Israeli Dudi Sela next.