Croat Marin Cilic beat Japan's Kei Nishikori in Monday's men's final at the
U.S. Open. The 14th-seeded big-serving Cilic handled the 10th-seeded Nishikori
6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to capture his first Grand Slam title in his first major final.
The 25-year-old Cilic, who missed last year's U.S. Open while serving a doping
ban, is the first Croatian Grand Slam champion since his coach, Goran
Ivanisevic, won the Wimbledon title in 2001. Monday marked the first time in 9
1/2 years that a men's Grand Slam final did not feature Roger Federer, Rafael
Nadal or Novak Djokovic.
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