Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic Reach Japan Open Semi-Finals

While crowd favourite Kei Nishikori claimed a 6-4, 6-2 win over France's Jeremy Chardy, two-time finalist Milos Raonic beat Uzbek Denis Istomin 7-6 (10/8), 6-3.

updated: October 03, 2014 17:00 IST
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Tokyo: Crowd favourite Kei Nishikori and two-time finalist Milos Raonic both hammered out straight-sets wins on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the Japan Open.

Nishikori, last week's champion in Kuala Lumpur a fortnight after playing the US Open final, claimed his seventh straight victory with his 6-4, 6-2 defeat of France's Jeremy Chardy.

Canadian third seed Raonic overcame a slow start and needed to win an hour-long first set before beating Uzbek Denis Istomin 7-6 (10/8), 6-3.

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