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Five questions with Kei Nishikori

The top seed in Memphis, Japanese star starting to find his groove once again

Updated: February 12, 2014, 11:17 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

He was 18 years old when he blew through the field six years ago at Delray Beach for his first ATP World Tour title.

Kei Nishikori, playing less than 200 miles from his primary school -- Nick Bollettieri's Tennis Academy -- won three qualifying matches and ripped off five main-draw victories in a row, beating Sam Querrey in the semifinals and James Blake in the final. Nishikori dropped the first set in both of those matches, but found a way to prevail.

He entered the tournament ranked ...

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