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Marin Cilic defeats Kei Nishikori for U.S. Open men's title
Marin Cilic defeats Kei Nishikori for U.S. Open men's title

Unable to play in the U.S. Open a year ago because of a doping suspension, Marin Cilic is now the tournament's champion. Croatia's Cilic won his first Grand Slam title by beating Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 on Monday at Flushing Meadows, using 17 aces — including four in one game — and the same powerful groundstrokes that helped him eliminate Roger Federer in the semifinals. The 14th-seeded Cilic prevented the 10th-seeded Nishikori from becoming the first man from Asia to win a major singles championship. There hadn't been a matchup between players making their Grand Slam final debuts at Flushing Meadows since 1997, and this hardly qualified as a...

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