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Kei Nishikori came back from the dead to reach the semifinals at the Rio Olympics after an epic 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 7-6 (8-6) win over France’s Gael Monfils on Friday.

World No. 7 Nishikori found himself facing three match points after world No. 11 Monfils raced into a 6-3 lead in the decisive tiebreaker, only to dig himself out of the hole and book a showdown with defending champion Andy Murray in Saturday’s semifinal.

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