The favorites of the Rakuten Japan Open, the Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka and local Kei Nishikori, Japan advanced to the tournament semifinals on Friday. Wawrinka beat him in straight to the surprise of the week sets, the American Austin Krajicek while Kei Nishikori in three sets He ordered the Croatian Marin Cilic.

The Frenchman Benoit Paire in his best season gave the note by defeating the Australian nick kyrgios in another duel that lasted three sets. This Gallic seek his second final of the season when measuring bomber forces with the Luxembourg Gilles Muller who got off to another Frenchman, Gilles Simon – third seed

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“Stan the Man ‘ ended the dream week of Krajicek , tennis 25 years with little bustle in the coming ATP and classification. In 58 minutes, the Swiss did despite his experience to get away from the two breaking balls he faced. Not so with rival who gave the serve once per set losing 6-3 6-4. The French Open champion must now overcome the strong kick Gilles Muller in his third attempt was finally able to beat Gilles Simon 6- March 6 to 4 avenging the recent defeat in the quarterfinals of Metz.

 

In the lower area was given a duel with Grand Slam history, is that Kei Nishikori – seeded second – again see the face with his executioner in the final of the US Open in 2014, the Croatian Marin Cilic. They had already played this 2015 semifinal Washington and there the Japanese avenged that insult but today’s win particularly known for taking in the field of Nishikori.

 

It was not easy however for Eastern fast beat Cilic bolting. The Balkan very firm with the service took the slightest hesitation rival to sign a ‘break’ and take the opening 6-3. In the second part the Croatian failed especially when he had to play second serves and then thrown off Kei Nishikori 5 -5 to add two games in a row and tie sleeve 7-5. In the decisive although Cilic finished making a total 23 aces, the large capacity of Nishikori with the return you would achieve the coveted ‘break’ that would be key to the final 6-3 moves 2 hours 11 minutes.

 

Now comes the moment of reckoning for another Nishikori. The thorn in the past the US Open, Frenchman Benoit Paire, planted in front of the Japanese again. In a strange game, full of errors, the Avignon despite the irregularity of their service (10 aces and 10 double faults) ended up losing just one point on his first serve between the second and third sets before the punch nick kyrgios who did not took advantage of the licenses given by Paire. He did not work this time the gun to pull Australian particularly after the first set that managed to win. The final result was 3-6 6-4 6-1 in just under half an hour.

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The favorites of the Rakuten Japan Open, the Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka and local Kei Nishikori, Japan advanced to the tournament semifinals on Friday. Wawrinka beat him in straight to the surprise of the week sets, the American Austin Krajicek while Kei Nishikori in three sets He ordered the Croatian...