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Kei Nishikori admitted he feared injury had ended his career before he bounced back from surgery and a plunge down the rankings to win his second career title in historic fashion at the Japan Open. 

Kei Nishikori of Japan celebrates his win over Milos Raonic of Canada during their men's final match at the Japan Open tennis tournament in Tokyo on October 7. Nishikori admitted he feared injury had ended his career before he bounced back from surgery and a plunge down the rankings to win his second career title in historic fashion at the Japan Open.

After his fabulous 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 6-0 win over huge-serving Milos Raonic, which made him the ATP event's first home winner, Nishikori, 22, recalled the dark days of 2009 when he missed most of the season with right elbow surgery.

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