Friday, October 12, 2012

Nishikori wins Japan Open

Updated October 07, 2012 20:06:54

Kei Nishikori stunned big-serving Milos Raonic in three sets with an electrifying display of attacking tennis to become the host country's first Japan Open champion on Sunday.

The 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 6-0 victory was the eight seed's second career title after winning in Delray Beach in 2008 and will elevate the 22-year-old from 17th to 15th in the world rankings.

Nishikori took the first set tie-break 7-5 after a jaw-dropping running backhand pass, clenching his fist to salute the roars of a sell-out Tokyo crowd.


Tags: tennis, sport, japan

First posted October 07, 2012 20:06:54

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