Kei Nishikori

  • Czech Republic face injury-hit Japan in Davis Cup 03-04-2014 02:00 PM

    Tokyo: Radek Stepanek will face Tatsuma Ito in the opening singles match on Friday as the Czech Republic continue their quest for another Davis Cup title in a quarter-final match against an injury-ravaged Japan team. Japan, playing in their first World Group quarter-final, are without top-ranked Kei Nishikori, who was...
  • Nishikori stuns Federer to reach Miami semis 27-03-2014 11:24 AM

    A tireless Kei Nishikori shocked 17-time grand slam winner Roger Federer 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 on Wednesday to claim his second top five scalp in two days and reach the semi-finals of the Sony Open. After knocking off fourth seeded Spaniard David Ferrer in a three-hour marathon on Tuesday, the 21st...
  • Nishikori beats Karlovic to defend Memphis title 17-02-2014 07:34 AM

    Memphis: Kei Nishikori of Japan successfully defended his title at the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, beating Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 6-4, 7-6 (0) on Sunday. Nishikori won his fourth career title along with the $103,100 winner's check and 250 points on the ATP Tour by making this event at...
  • Defending champion Nishikori reaches Memphis final 16-02-2014 11:03 AM

    Memphis: Kei Nishikori of Japan will defend his title at the US National Indoor Tennis Championships after beating American Michael Russell 6-3, 6-2 in the semifinals on Saturday. Nishikori, who won his third career ATP title here last year, will play Ivo Karlovic in the final. The big-serving Croat advanced...
  • Nishikori rallies to reach semis in Memphis 15-02-2014 03:34 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tennessee: Defending champion Kei Nishikori of Japan rallied to beat Russian Alex Bogomolov Jr. 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the semifinals of the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships on Friday. The top-seeded Nishikori will next play 35-year-old American Michael Russell, who upset third-seeded Lleyton Hewitt of Australia 6-3,...
  • Defending champ Kei Nishikori wins in Memphis 13-02-2014 12:33 PM

    Memphis: Defending champion Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Benjamin Becker of Germany 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday night in the US National Indoor Tennis Championships. Nishikori, who won his third career title at The Racquet Club last year, will play Russian Alex Bogomolov Jr. in the quarter-finals on Friday. Bogomolov beat...
  • Japan down Canada to make maiden Davis Cup quarters 02-02-2014 03:01 PM

    Hosts Japan sailed into the Davis Cup quarter-finals for the first time with a 4-1 victory against an injury-plagued Canada on Sunday. Japanese number one Kei Nishikori was leading 6-2, 1-0 on the indoor hard court at Tokyo's Ariake Coliseum when his opponent Frank Dancevic retired with injury, surrendering the...
  • Nadal fumes at chair umpire for untimely penalty 20-01-2014 04:05 PM

    A ruffled Rafa Nadal fumed after being called for multiple time violations but composed himself to fend off a gallant Kei Nishikori and reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday with a tense 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 7-6 (7-3) win. Nadal's fidgeting, shorts-tugging preparation before serves is a famous...
  • Rafael Nadal advances to quarter-finals at Australian Open 20-01-2014 01:51 PM

    Melbourne: Top-ranked Rafael Nadal has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open after a 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-6 (3) win over Kei Nishikori of Japan. Nadal is trying to win the Australian Open for the second time - his first title came in 2009 - and secure the 14th...
  • Hewitt upsets Nishikori to reach Brisbane final 04-01-2014 02:10 PM

    Brisbane: Former No. 1-ranked Lleyton Hewitt turned back to the clock with a gritty 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 win over second-seeded Kei Nishikori on Saturday to advance to the Brisbane International final and a possible showdown with Roger Federer. The 32-year-old Hewitt handled the heat better than his Japanese opponent as...
  • Brit Daniel Evans upsets Nishikori in US Open 1st round 26-08-2013 11:22 PM

    New York: British qualifier Daniel Evans stunned 11th-seeded Kei Nishikori in straight sets for the first big upset of the U.S. Open. The 179th-ranked Evans won 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 on Monday. He was making his debut at Flushing Meadows and had been 0-2 in Grand Slam matches, both at Wimbledon....
  • Youzhny looms for Murray, Tomic booms 30-06-2013 08:35 AM

    London: Russian Mikhail Youzhny loomed on Andy Murray's horizon and Australian Bernard Tomic hurtled back on to the grand slam radar as an unpredictable Wimbledon neared its halfway point on Saturday. Youzhny, the 20th seed, beat Viktor Troicki in straight sets to reach the last 16 while bad-boy Tomic continued...
  • Birthday boy Rafael Nadal reaches last eight at Roland Garros 03-06-2013 10:47 PM

    Paris: Rafael Nadal earned his second straight sets victory in succession as his challenge for an eighth French Open title gathered pace with a 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 defeat of Japan's Kei Nishikori to secure a quarter-final spot on Monday. Troubled in his first two rounds where he had to come...
  • Nadal looks for renewed vigour against Nishikori 03-06-2013 10:13 AM

    Paris: Seven-times champion Rafael Nadal has been showing signs of nerves at the French Open, but Monday's fourth-round match against Kei Nishikori could be exactly what the doctor ordered for the Spanish third seed. Although Nadal, who will celebrate his 27th birthday on Monday, has dubbed the 13th seed a...
  • Vulnerable Nadal, Djokovic advance at French Open 02-06-2013 08:48 AM

    Paris: For the third time in three matches at this year's French Open, Rafael Nadal hardly looked himself for a set. Unlike in the first two rounds, Nadal won his opening set on Saturday, albeit barely. The takeaway, even after another victory, was the same: The owner of a record...
  • Nishikori first Japanese man in 75 years to reach French Open last 16 01-06-2013 06:05 PM

    Paris: Kei Nishikori became the first Japanese man in 75 years to reach the French Open's fourth round, doing so with a victory where his opponent was docked a point for being coached. The 13th-seeded Nishikori beat No. 24 Benoit Paire of France 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-1 Saturday. Paire...
  • Federer loses to Nishikori at Madrid Open 09-05-2013 10:38 PM

    Madrid: Second-ranked Roger Federer was ousted by Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 in the third round of the Madrid Open on Thursday. After recovering from Nishikori's strong start, it looked like Federer found his stride after roaring back in the second set. But Nishikori reasserted his ground game...