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Nishikori Earns Seat in Finals

04.02.2016

By: Christopher Menendez

Miami- Kei Nishikori is on to the way to finals of the Miami Open. The Japanese player defeated Nick Kyrgios, 6-3, 7-5.

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“Serves, returns, everything worked well,” Nishikori said. “I tried to be aggressive and won a lot of points at the net as well.”

Nishikori displayed technical playing skills, only dropping the serve once. His Aussie opponent had not dropped a set in his first attempt at an ATP World Masters 1000 semi-final.

The men’s final will be played on Sunday against World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who has won six of their eight tour level-meetings. The last time Nishikori beat the Serb was in 2014 at the US Open.

“I have nothing to lose in the final, so I hope to play another good match,” said Nishikori.

 
 
 

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