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'Second-line' players take center stage for U.S. Open men's final
'Second-line' players take center stage for U.S. Open men's final

Not only will Monday night's men's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament break new ground for the future of the game. It will also have a rallying cry: Here comes the second line. Marin Cilic of Croatia, one of the competitors in this stunning matchup with Japan's Kei Nishikori, referred to it several times in his post-match news conference Saturday. The "second line" guys, he called them. That obviously includes himself. By the time Cilic met the media, the men's singles Saturday Slaughter had been completed. His straight-sets victory over Roger Federer had been preceded by Nishikori's convincing win over another of men's tennis...

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