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Kei Nishikori came up short in his bid to become the first Asian man to win a Grand Slam title, losing in straight sets to Marin Cilic in the U.S. Open final on Monday.

Tenth-seeded Nishikori fell 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to his Croatian opponent, who served up 17 aces to just two from Nishikori.

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