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Kei Nishikori

Nadal hopes to make new memories vs Coric as US Open begins

Rafael Nadal's memories of his lone match against Borna Coric are a bit fuzzy, which is understandable. When the two met in the Swiss Indoors last October, Nadal had just decided to undergo season-ending appendix surgery once his run in the tournament ended. That would come against Coric, a gifted teen from Croatia who won that day in straight sets against a sluggish Nadal. "It was a tough moment of the year for me," the 14-time Grand Slam champion recalled Saturday. "I don't remember it very well, but I think I played very bad," Nadal added, laughing. The two men face off for the second time Monday, and for good reason, U.S. Open organizers believe it could...