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Kei Nishikori wins Japan Open

/ 04:16 PM October 05, 2014
Kei Nishikori of Japan, right, and Milos Raonic of Canada hold their trophies after Nishikori defeated Raonic to win the Japan Open tennis championship title during an awarding ceremony in Tokyo, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. AP

Kei Nishikori of Japan, right, and Milos Raonic of Canada hold their trophies after Nishikori defeated Raonic to win the Japan Open tennis championship title during an awarding ceremony in Tokyo, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. AP

TOKYO — Kei Nishikori won the Japan Open title for the second time in three years on Sunday as he defeated Milos Raonic 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-4 in the final.

US Open finalist Nishikori added the trophy to one he also took over the Canadian in 2012 at the Ariake Colosseum. Play was held under the closed roof of the venue as rains from an approaching typhoon fell.

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The title was the second is as many weeks for top Japanese player Nishikori, who also won in Kuala Lumpur last weekend.

It was the fourth time this season the pair have played, with Nishikori winning three of the encounters.

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