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Nishikori upsets top-seeded Cilic to reach semis

Updated: February 22, 2013, 11:52 PM ET
Associated Press

MEMPHIS -- Top-seeded Marin Cilic lost in straight sets to Kei Nishikori of Japan in the quarterfinals Friday of the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships.

Cilic was going for back-to-back ATP World Tour titles before the 6-2, 6-2 loss to the fifth-seeded Nishikori. Cilic claimed his ninth career title two weeks ago in Zagreb, Croatia, and had won nine of 11 matches this year.

Nishikori's next opponent is Australia's Marinko Matosevic, who rallied for a 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-4 victory ...

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