8 Oct 2012

Nishikori, Djokovic, Azarenka win in Japan and China

11:10 am on 8 October 2012

Japan's top tennis player Kei Nishikori is targeting a place in the world's top 10 after becoming the first home winner of the Japan Open.

The 22-year-old stunned the rising Canadian star Milos Raonic 7-6 3-6 6-0 to win his second career title, four years after his first.

Raonic had beaten the defending champion and US Open champion Andy Murray in the semi-finals.

In Beijing, the top seed Novak Djokovic beat Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 6-2 to win his third China Open.

In the women's final, the world number one Victoria Azarenka thrashed the second seed Maria Sharapova 6-3 6-1.