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Go east, Nishikori tells Japanese hopefuls

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Kei Nishikori has told his Japanese compatriots that they should follow in his footsteps and blaze a trail to the United States if they want to reach the top 20. 

Japanese player Kei Nishikori returns a ball at the Madrid Masters on May 10, 2013. Nishikori has told his Japanese compatriots that they should follow in his footsteps and blaze a trail to the United States if they want to reach the top 20.

The 23-year-old Nishikori is at a career-high 15 in the world, a dizzy climb helped by his stunning defeat of Roger Federer at the Madrid Masters last month.

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