New York: Japan's Kei Nishikori won't leave New York as the first Asian man with a Grand Slam title, but his US Open near-miss has shown him what he's capable of.
Nishikori fell 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to Marin Cilic in Monday's title match, a battle of first-time Grand Slam finalists. (Full match report)
Chants of "Kei, Kei, Kei" rang out in Arthur Ashe Stadium as fans tried to lift him, but after dispatching three of the top five seeds in punishing encounters he was no match for Cilic's power and precision. (Also read: Cilic puts Croatia on tennis map, again)