Kei Nishikori made history as the first Japanese player to win the Japan Open when he beat Milos Raonic to claim his first ATP Tour title in four years on Sunday.
Kei Nishikori of Japan celebrates his win over Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their quarter-finals match at the Japan Open tennis tournament in Tokyo on October 5. Nishikori made history by becoming the first Japanese player to win the Japan Open tennis tournament since 1972 when he defeated young Canadian star Milos Raonic in the final.
The eighth seed pulverised the big Canadian's serve-and-volley game and won 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 6-0 for only his second ATP victory, joining Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray among the prestigious event's most recent winners.
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