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Kei Nishikori will make a third straight appearance at the ATP Tour finals next month after becoming the fifth player to qualify for the season-ending tournament, organizers said on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old world No. 4 will join the top three players — Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Stanislas Wawrinka — plus big-serving sixth-ranked Canadian Milos Raonic in London, the ATP said in a statement.

Nishikori has had a strong year. He won his 11th Tour title at the Memphis Open and reached the Australian Open quarterfinals as well as the U.S. Open semifinals.

Nishikori is currently nursing a muscle injury, which he sustained during the Japan Open in Tokyo last week, and was forced to sit out this week’s Shanghai Masters.

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