Rising Star Medvedev Powers Past Hometown Hero Nishikori to Claim Rakuten Open Championship

October 18, 2018
by Rakuten.today
Rising Star Medvedev Powers Past Hometown Hero Nishikori to Claim Rakuten Open Championship

On an unseasonably warm October morning, a sold-out crowd of spectators ducked under banners emblazoned with images of tennis icons Kevin Anderson, Marin Čilić, Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic, milling past rows of sportswear stalls and gourmet food trucks into the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza to view the final matches of the 10th annual Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships on Sunday, October 7. The atmosphere was nothing short of electric as Kei Nishikori, who has won the tournament twice, prepared to face off against 22-year-old rising star Daniil Medvedev for the singles title. Founded in 1972, the Japan Open is a […]

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