ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperSports / TennisSoccerBasketballVolleyballTennisGolfTrack & FieldSwimmingMotorChinaStarsEditors Pick:Brazil World Cup-winning captain Carlos Alberto diesLippi to be coach of Chinas national team: reportRio 2016 Olympic GamesSilk Way RallyKobe BryantJust in:China beats Germany 7-4 in mens curling Olympic qualification10:31Gremio facing uphill battle in FIFA Club World Cup: coach10:12Spanish coach Lillo parts ways with Atletico Nacional09:59Bayern beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in UEFA Champions League09:23Guoan swoops for Lucas08:41NBAs Shoemaker ending China stint08:41Russia banned from Pyeongchang Winter Olympics07:58David Shoemaker to step down after seven years as NBA China CEO14:46Former Jiangsu Suning striker Jo voted best player in Brazil10:42Paraguay part ways with coach Arce10:28new srcMarquee(“ScrollMe”,0,1,808,30,30,3000,3000,30)Nishikori beats Raonic in record-tying late finishBy Agence France-Presse in New York (China Daily) Updated:2014-09-03 07:26Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallJapans Kei Nishikori booked a US Open quarter-final berth on Tuesday morning with a five-set victory over Milos Raonic that equaled the latest-finishing contests in the tournaments history.Nishikori, the 10th seed, defeated the fifth-seeded Canadian 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-4 and will face Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka for a place in the semifinals.The 2:26 a.m. finish equaled the record for the latest at the US Open shared by two previous contests: Philipp Kohl-schreibers 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 third-round win over John Isner on Sept 3, 2012, and Mats Wilanders 7-6 (3), 3-6, 1-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4 win over Swedish compatriot Mikael Pernfors in a second-round match in 1993.Nishikori was grateful to the small crop of hardy fans who hung around for the finish of the four hour, 19 minute match in Arthur Ashe Stadium, which concluded long after the other courts were quiet and all the food and souvenir vendors had pulled down their shutters.”Very happy to see a lot of people even at 2:00 in the night,” he said.”I dont even know how they go back home! Im very happy to play like that.”Nishikori, the first Japanese man to break into the top 10 in the world rankings, avenged a loss to Raonic in the fourth round at Wimbledon and reached the last eight of a Grand Slam for the second time after his quarterfinal run at the 2012 Australian Open.Hindered by a toe injury in the build-up to the Open, Nishikori needed treatment for an apparent blister on his right foot early in the fourth set.He had been unable to convert eight break chances in the third set against the big-serving Canadian, and let slip a 3-1 lead in the third-set tiebreaker to fall two sets to one down.But Nishikori gained the only break of the fourth set in the 11th game and held to force a decisive fifth frame in which he gained the upper hand with a break for a 3-2 lead – aided by a Raonic double fault for break point.”Really tough five sets,” Nishikori said. “I had a chance in the tiebreak in that third, especially. Its hard to lose like that.”I was up and made double faults and it was very tough to concentrate again. But I tried to fight every point, and when I had to play well, I did.”Nishikori, the first Japanese man since Zenzo Shimidzu in 1922 to get to the last-eight in New York, wrapped it up with a backhand volley winner on his first match point.He will have little time to rest before a Wednesday meeting with third-seeded Wawrinka, who beat 16th-seeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2.”I never had something like this,” Nishikori said. “I played five hours a few years ago against (Marin) Cilic and I was dead after that match.”But now Im a little stronger than before so I should be OK.”Raonic, who had been hoping to match, or improve upon, his first Grand Slam semifinal run at Wimbledon in the years last major hit 86 winners including 35 aces.But he was disappointed he didnt defend his serve better.”I was losing my serve way too many times. This whole tournament, actually,” he said. “But I kept fighting, and thats all I can ask.” 
Kei Nishikori reacts after defeating Milos Raonic during their fourth-round marathon at the US Open which finished in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. The 10th-seeded Japanese upset No 5 seed Raonic 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-4. Darron Cummings / Associated Press(China Daily 09/03/2014 page24)8.03KPhotoPyeongchang Winter Olympics torch relay kicks offTokyo marks 1,000 days until 2020 Olympic GamesFed Express eclipses his old foe Rafa againChinese sprinter Su Bingtian and wife hold wedding ceremony in hometownLi Na tastes local delicacy during WTA Wuhan OpenPlayer party held for 2017 WTA Wuhan OpenMost PopularWhats HotNishikori gives Japan 1st US Open semi in 96 yearsHighlightsPerfect returns help Wozniacki return to Slam semiPeng advances to US Open semifinalsHernandez joins Madrid, Valencia gets NegredoAzarenka tops qualifier Krunic to reach US Open quartersSpecialUS OpenNanjing Youth OlympicsChina OpenChinese leaders passion for sports…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer |Copyright 1995 -. All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.License for publishing multimedia online 0108263             Registration Number: 130349