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Kei Nishikori and John Isner advance to Citi Open title match in Washington

Kei Nishikori and John Isner advance to Citi Open title match in Washington

Kei Nishikori beating Marin Cilic at the Citi Open in Washington doesn't offset losing the same matchup in the 2014 U.S. Open final. Regardless, payback was sweet for the Japanese star. Nishikori rallied to beat Cilic, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, on Saturday in the Citi Open semifinals in their first showdown since Cilic beat Nishikori in the U.S. Open final exactly 11 months ago. "It's good to win against a top 10 player and especially Marin," the second-seeded Nishikori said. "We had a battle last year at the U.S. Open. It's great to have revenge today and I hope I can keep it going tomorrow." After grinding out a win over the 6-foot-6 Cilic, the 5-foot-10...

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