Kei Nishikori

  • Kei Nishikori beats Ivan Dodig to advance at Japan Open 8 hours 48 minutes ago

    Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the second round of the Japan Open on Wednesday. Nishikori faced only one break point in 10 service games and progressed to a match against Donald Young of the United States in the second round. It was...
  • Kei Nishikori beats Julien Benneteau to win Malaysian Open 3 days ago

    Japan's Kei Nishikori picked up his third title of a breakout year by downing France's Julien Benneteau 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the Malaysian Open final on Sunday. The world number eight, who reached the final of the US Open last time out, fought through a tricky tiebreak before sealing a pivotal...
  • Kei Nishikori, Julien Benneteau reach Malaysian Open final 4 days ago

    Top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 to reach the final of the Malaysian Open on Saturday. Playing in his first tournament since reaching the US Open final, Nishikori converted six of his 13 break points and fired eight aces to defeat Nieminen in 1...
  • Nishikori crushes Matosevic to reach Malaysian Open semis 4 days ago

    Kei Nishikori outclassed Australia's Marinko Matosevic 6-3, 6-0 in little more than an hour to reach the semifinals of the Malaysian Open on Friday. The US Open runner-up sprayed winners past the big-serving Matosevic to book a last four clash with Finnish veteran Jarkko Nieminen who eased past seventh seed Pablo...
  • Kei Nishikori, Ernest Gulbis roll into Malaysian Open semis 5 days ago

    Top-seeded Kei Nishikori rubbed out Marinko Matosevic of Australia 6-3, 6-0 for the third time this year in the Malaysian Open quarter-finals on Friday. Nishikori fended off the only break point he faced, and broke Matosevic five times. The US Open finalist will play Jarkko Nieminen of Finland for the first time...
  • Kei Nishikori reaches quarter-finals of Malaysian Open 1 week ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Rajeev Ram of the United States 6-2, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the Malaysian Open on Wednesday. Nishikori, in his first match since reaching the final of the US Open, broke the unseeded Ram four times to set up a quarter-final clash...
  • Marin Cilic calls US Open title 'lifechanging' September 10, 2014

    New York: US Open champion Marin Cilic said a pep talk in the locker room from coach Goran Ivanisevic helped him stay relaxed in the final. Cilic said on Tuesday that before he went on court for his 63, 63, 63 victory over Kei Nishikori, Ivanisevic said to be sure to...
  • US Open champion Cilic jumps to 9th place, Nishikori 8th in ATP rankings September 9, 2014

    New York: US Open champion Marin Cilic's first Grand Slam title moved him up to No. 9 from No. 16 in the ATP rankings on Tuesday, while runnerup Kei Nishikori rose three spots to a careerbest No. 8. Cilic beat Nishikori 63, 63, 63 in Monday's final at Flushing Meadows. Serena Williams'...
  • Kei Nishikori takes Japan from tragedy to tennis elite September 9, 2014

    For over threequarters of a century men's tennis in Japan has played out like a kabuki tragedy, filled with decades of barren results, embarrassments and even a suicide. Although Kei Nishikori was beaten 63, 63, 63 by Marin Cilic in Monday's final, his riveting run at the US Open has brought...
  • Cilic, one slam wonder or the next big thing? September 9, 2014

    New York: Marin Cilic hit all the right notes in a dominant 63, 63, 63 win over Kei Nishikori in the US Open final on Monday but it remains to be seen if the big Croatian is another one slam wonder or perennial threat. The final was a strange and unfamiliar...
  • US Open: Marin Cilic crushes Kei Nishikori to win first Grand Slam title September 9, 2014

    New York: Unable to play in the US Open a year ago because of a doping suspension, Marin Cilic is now the tournament's champion. Croatia's Cilic won his first Grand Slam title by beating Japan's Kei Nishikori 63, 63, 63 on Monday at Flushing Meadows, using 17 aces including four...
  • US Open 2014: Tennis star Kei Nishikori mania hits Japan September 8, 2014

    Tokyo: Surging tennis star Kei Nishikori is all the rage in Japan after becoming the first Asian player to reach the US Open men's final. His Uniqlobrand tennis shirts have sold out, as have the Wilson rackets he uses. Thousands of people have signed up for the satellite TV channel...
  • US Open: Nishikori, Cilic seek glory in unlikely final September 8, 2014

    New York: History, redemption and glory will be on the line when Japan's Kei Nishikori and Croatia's Marin Cilic battle for the US Open men's title on Monday. It will be the first time since the Australian Open final in 2005 that a men's grand slam final will not feature at...
  • I just wasn't myself, says Djokovic after stunning loss in US Open September 7, 2014

    World number one Novak Djokovic had no explanation for his flat performance in a stunning semifinal loss to Japan's Kei Nishikori at the US Open on Saturday. "I think he just played better in these conditions than I did," the Serb said of the 64, 16, 76(4), 63 setback in brutal...
  • US Open: Topseeded Djokovic, Federer stunned in semifinals September 7, 2014

    New York: Instead of Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer for the US Open title, firsttime Grand Slam finalists Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic will vie for the championship after a pair of semifinal surprises on Saturday. First, Japan's Nishikori became the first man from Asia to reach a major singles championship...
  • Kei Nishikori stuns Novak Djokovic to enter US Open final September 7, 2014

    New York: Japan's Kei Nishikori became the first man from Asia to reach a Grand Slam final, stunning topranked Novak Djokovic 64, 16, 76 (4), 63 in stifling heat Saturday at the US Open. "It's just amazing, an amazing feeling beating the No. 1 player," Nishikori said in an oncourt interview....
  • Kei Nishikori upsets Stan Wawrinka to reach US Open semis September 4, 2014

    Marathon man Kei Nishikori wore down Swiss third seed Stan Wawrinka 36, 75, 76 (7), 67 (5), 64 to reach the US Open semifinals on Wednesday, becoming the first Japanese man in 81 years to make the last four of a grand slam. Having already played the longest match of the...
  • Japan's Nishikori cruises in US Open first round August 27, 2014

    New York: Tenthseeded Kei Nishikori of Japan cruised to a 62, 64, 62 victory over American Wayne Odesnik in the first round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday, showing no apparent effects from a toe injury that hampered his preparations. Still, Nishikori needed more than two hours to dispatch the 176thranked...
  • Kei Nishikori doubtful for US Open with toe injury August 5, 2014

    Kei Nishikori faces a race against time to be fit for this month's US Open after the Japanese world number 11 was ruled out of action for three weeks with a toe injury. The 24yearold, the first Japanese to break into the top 10 of the men's singles rankings, received treatment...
  • Japan's Kei Nishikori out of Rogers Cup with infected toe August 4, 2014

    Japan's Kei Nishikori has withdrawn from next week's hardcourt tournament in Toronto because of what his agent says is a "severely infected right big toe." Nishikori's agent, Olivier Van Lindonk, says on Sunday that Nishikori has been struggling for a week with the problem and most likely will need "a small...
  • Kei Nishikori advances to 4th round at Wimbledon June 30, 2014

    London: Kei Nishikori of Japan completed a fiveset victory over Italy's Simone Bolelli on Monday to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon. The two resumed play at 33 in the fifth set after their match had been suspended on Saturday. The 10thseeded Nishikori broke in the 10th game of the final set...
  • Nishikori loses in first round of French Open May 26, 2014

    Paris: Kei Nishikori of Japan lost in the first round of the French Open on Monday. The ninthseeded Nishikori was beaten by Martin Klizan of Slovakia 76 (4), 61, 62 on Court 1 at Roland Garros. Nishikori came into the tournament after winning his first claycourt title in Barcelona last month...
  • Nishikori says injury better but 'not 100 per cent' May 24, 2014

    Paris: Tenthranked Kei Nishikori's hurt left hip is not completely healed, but he said Saturday that it "should be OK" for the start of the French Open. The first Japanese player to reach the ATP's top 10 told The Associated Press at Roland Garros that treatment he received for the injury...
  • Kei Nishikori is first Japanese man to break into top 10 May 13, 2014

    Tokyo: Kei Nishikori became the first Japanese man to break into the top 10 of the world tennis rankings on Monday. Nishikori, who is No. 9, was assured of a place in the top 10 after beating Feliciano Lopez 64, 64 in the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open. "It was a...
  • Rafael Nadal wins Madrid Open after Nishikori retires May 12, 2014

    Madrid: Rafael Nadal finally won another claycourt title, although not in a manner that alleviated any concerns about his recent form on his favorite surface. The topranked Spaniard won his fourth Madrid Open on Sunday after Kei Nishikori was forced to withdraw with a hip injury when trailing 26, 64,...
  • Rafael Nadal to play Kei Nishikori in Madrid Open final May 11, 2014

    Madrid: Topranked Rafael Nadal is back in a clay court final at the Madrid Open, where Japan's Kei Nishikori denied an allSpanish meeting by converting his 10th match point in a grueling victory over David Ferrer on Saturday. Nadal, the defending champion, reached his first clay final since winning in...
  • Kei Nishikori beats Santiago Giraldo to win Barcelona Open April 27, 2014

    Spain: Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Colombia's Santiago Giraldo 62, 62 to win the Barcelona Open on Sunday for his first career title on clay. It was the fourthseeded Nishikori's fifth career title on all surfaces and his second of the year. Giraldo started well with an early break in his favor...
  • Giraldo to play Nishikori in Barcelona final April 26, 2014

    Barcelona: Santiago Giraldo of Colombia beat Spaniard Nicolas Almagro 75, 63 Saturday to reach the final of the Barcelona Open. Giraldo will face fourthseeded Kei Nishikori of Japan after he beat Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 62, 64 in the other semifinal on the red outdoor clay. Almagro slumped to his first loss...
  • Kei Nishikori, Ernests Gulbis storm into Barcelona Open semifinals April 25, 2014

    Kei Nishikori of Japan and Ernests Gulbis of Latvia overpowered opponents to reach the Barcelona Open semifinals on Friday. Fourthseeded Nishikori continued his good run since returning from a groin injury with a 61, 63 victory over Marin Cilic of Croatia. He goes on to play ninthseeded Gulbis after the Latvian dismissed...
  • Kei Nishikori reaches quarterfinals of Barcelona Open April 24, 2014

    Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori reached the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open by beating Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 6-0, 6-4 on Thursday. Nishikori had been sidelined by a groin injury since beating Roger Federer last month. Russian player Teymuraz Gabashvili followed up his win over fifth-ranked David Ferrer with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over...