Nishikori upsets Murray to reach US Open semi-finals

Japan's Kei Nishikori overcame second seed Andy Murray for a grueling 1-6 6-4 4-6 6-1 7-5 victory to reach the US Open semi-finals.
Kei Nishikori of Japan reacts to a point against Andy Murray of Great Britain
Kei Nishikori of Japan reacts to a point against Andy Murray of Great Britain

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Nishikori, who became the first Asian man to reach a grand slam final when he finished runner-up at the 2014 US Open, broke the Scotsman in the 11th game of the fifth set with a brilliant reflex volley and served out to complete the comeback triumph.
The upset ended a stellar run by Murray that had taken him to seven successive finals, including victories at Wimbledon, the Rio Olympics, Queen's Club and Rome.
The sixth-seeded Nishikori will meet either double grand slam winner Stan Wawrinka or 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro in the last four at Flushing Meadows.

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