According to Ricky Dimon on twitter...
Sorry for Kei and his fans if it's true. :hug:Ricky Dimon @Dimonator
Nishikori out of Cincy. Benoit Paire could have a bye straight to the second round.
GL to Benoit if it's true!Ricky Dimon @Dimonator
lucky loser draw will be between Benoit Paire and Steve Johnson. Whoever gets it goes straight to the Cincinnati second round.
Nope, Dolgopolov got the bye. As Nishikori withdrew before the completion of qualifying, his place can be taken by a qualifier or LL.
Paire does indeed get the LL and plays Muller in R1
^^^ Thanks. Tough draw for Paire, Muller then Djokovic next in R2 if he wins, but he's lucky to get a 2nd chance so Allez!!!!
Get well soon, Kei :hug: