Kei Nishikori wins Japan Open, defeating Milos Raonic

Kei Nishikori

Japanese number one Kei Nishikori has won the Japan Open, beating Canadian Milos Raonic 7-6 (5) 6-3 6-0 in Tokyo.

The world number number 17 was playing in his first final of 2012 and, after taking a tight first set on a tie-break, he lost the second 6-3.

With the partisan crowd backing Nishikori, he stormed the third set to take it to love, losing just 13 points.

Raonic reached the final beating world number three Andy Murray at the semi-final stage.

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