Djokovic gets Beijing hat trick, Nishikori wins at home in Tokyo
Steen Kirby, TennisEastCoast.com
Novak Djokovic ran through the China Open field yet again, winning his third straight title in Beijing 7-6, 6-2 over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Earlier in the week, he dispatched Michael Berrer in three, Carlos Berlocq, Jurgen Melzer and Florian Mayer, bringing his career record at the China open to 14-0. He remains undefeated in the event.
Tsonga made the final by beating Denis Istomin in three, Nikolay Davydenko by walkover, Mikhail Youzhny and Feliciano Lopez.
The China Open was also notable for the number of retirements that occurred, notably David Ferrer and Julien Benneteau in the first round.
The Bryans took yet another doubles title over Istomin/Berlocq.
Kei Nishikori took home his second career ATP title in front of his adoring home fans with a 7-6, 3-6, 6-0 win over Milos Raonic. Earlier in the week, he avenged his previous loss to Go Soeda in three, beat Tommy Robredo in three, upset Tomas Berdych in straights and roared past Marcos Baghdatis, who did well to make the semis. Nishikori moves to a career high 15 in the rankings.
Raonic beat Radek Stepanek, Viktor Troicki, Janko Tipsarevic in three and upset Andy Murray in three, saving match points to make the final. This was a succesful tournament for Raonic.
In the doubles final, Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares beat Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek to take home the title.