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A less informed holder of an expensive U.S. Open men's singles final ticket walks into Louis Armstrong Arena, settles down into a court-side seat and then rubs his eyes in disbelief, checking the smallprint on his stub.
NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Already ranked ninth in Forbes' list of top tennis earners, Japan's Kei Nishikori is due for a bigger share of the off-court largesse despite losing Monday's final at the U.S. Open, U.S. marketing experts say.
TOKYO, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Japanese fans responded with groans and tears when Kei Nishikori was beaten in the final of the U.S. Open on Monday, but took some consolation from the fact he became the first Japanese player to reach a grand slam singles final.
Sept 8 (Reuters) - Tokyo's morning rush-hour will probably have flowed a little smoother than usual on Tuesday as millions delayed their journeys to find a TV beaming a 24-year-old wielding a tennis racket on a patch of concrete in a suburb of New York.
NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Marin Cilic hit all the right notes in a dominant 6-3 6-3 6-3 win over Kei Nishikori in the U.S. Open final on Monday but it remains to be seen if the big Croatian is another one slam wonder or perennial threat.
NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Japanese trailblazer Kei Nishikori had a thrilling run at the U.S. Open, but could not summon a finishing kick as he hit the wall against big-hitting Marin Cilic in Monday's final at Flushing Meadows.
NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Croatia's Marin Cilic swept past Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-3 6-3 to win the U.S. Open on Monday and reach the pinnacle of the sport one year after a doping ban kept him out of the year's final grand slam.
NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Marin Cilic moved another step closer to his first grand slam title by winning the second set against Japan's Kei Nishikori to seize a 6-3 6-3 lead in the U.S. Open final on Monday.
NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Marin Cilic's bid for a maiden grand slam title got off to the best possible start when he claimed the opening set of the U.S. Open final against Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3 on a cool day in Flushing Meadows.
Sept 8 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Hong Kong Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Grace Min (U.S.) beat Julia Glushko (Israel) 6-4 6-2 Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) beat 8-Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (Slovakia) 6-2 7-6(5)