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Teenager Nishikori making a name for himself at the Open

Japanese teenager Kei Nishikori is making a name for himself at the U.S. Open at the right time, writes Bonnie D. Ford.

Updated: September 1, 2008, 10:21 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Kei Nishikori is making history with every swing of his racket, and that can be tiring.

After his latest triumph, a grueling five-set endurance test against 4th-seeded Spanish grinder David Ferrer, the slight 18-year-old limped into the interview room, grimaced as he sat down, ran one hand through his spiky hair and put his head down on the table for a moment to collect himself.

He spoke softly and slowly, pulling the words up from the bottom of ...

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