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SA's Anderson downs Nishikori for Vienna title

29 Oct 2018, 02:37 GMT+10

Vienna - Kevin Anderson won his second title of the season at the Erste Bank Open on Sunday, sealing his place at next month's ATP finals.

The eighth-ranked Anderson defeated Kei Nishikori 6-3, 7-6 (3), handing his opponent his ninth straight defeat in a final.

Anderson, who also won in New York in February, earned a fifth career title but first at a higher-level ATP 500 event. He became the sixth player to qualify for the eight-man, season-ending event in London.

A winner of 11 events, Nishikori hasn't triumphed since winning in Memphis in February 2016.

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