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Kei Nishikori obtained a berth for the Beijing Olympics in the men’s singles event, while compatriot Ayumi Morita received a spot in women’s singles, International Tennis Federation honorary vice president Eiichi Kawatei said Saturday.

Nishikori and Morita were both selected based on ITF recommendations and the Japan Tennis Association is set to urge them to participate. The players must respond on whether they will take part by Monday’s deadline.

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