Nishikori wins at home, Djokovic lifts China Open.

Updated: October 7, 2012

Japans Kei Nishikori delighted the home fans with his second ATP Tour win at the Japan Open in Tokyo. The Japanese superstar defeated big serving Canadian, Milos Raonic in 3 sets, with a superb display of attacking tennis, eventually winning 7-6 3-6 6-0.

The win in front of 13000 has elevated him to no.15 in the world, while Raonic will move one ahead to 14.

Novak Djokovic lifted his 32nd title in Beijing when he defeated Tsonga 7-6, 6-2, in the final. Djokovic who went through without dropping a set, remains unbeaten in China having won in 2009, 2010 and now 2012. A win next week in Shanghai in the Rolex Masters could see him overhaul Federer at the top of the rankings.

In the ladies draw, World No 1 Victoria Azarenka thrashed second seed Maria Sharapova of Russia in straight sets on Sunday to win the $4.8 million China Open.

The Belarusian dispatched Sharapova, ranked No 2 in the world, 6-3, 6-1, in the final of the Beijing tournament – the last Premier Mandatory event of the women’s calendar.