Nishikori, the world Number 6, won the match 6-3 7-5 7-6(3) to make it 1-1 ahead of Saturday’s doubles.
Earlier on Friday, Andy Murray had a comfortable win over Taro Daniel. Now, it is 1-1 tie between the tow countries!
Evan’s errors and double faults, including one at set point in the second , gave Nishikori a two-set lead , but in the 3rd, the British put up some challenge and forced a tie-break.
After the match, Nishikori said “It was a tough match,. “I was a little bit tight, but I started well and am happy to win in three sets.”
The tie now depend on Nishikori’s singles match against Andy Murray on Sunday.