Kei Nishikori, of Japan, flips his racket in the air during a practice session in preparation for Monday's final match against Marin Cilic, of Croatia, the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

TOKYO (AP) — Surging tennis star Kei Nishikori is all the rage in Japan after becoming the first Asian player to reach the U.S. Open men’s final. His Uniqlo-brand tennis shirts have sold out, as have the Wilson rackets he uses. Thousands of people have signed up for the satellite TV channel showing the U.S. Open. Many Japanese plan to wake up early Tuesday Japan time to see if Nishikori can make history again when he faces Marin Cilic from Croatia in the finals.

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