KEI NISHIKORI

  • Tetchy Djokovic blames exhaustion for Nishikori scare 4 days ago

    Novak Djokovic said exhaustion and a loss of concentration played a part in a mid-match slump against Japan's Kei Nishikori that nearly wrecked his hopes of a third consecutive ATP World Tour Finals title on Saturday. A day after wrapping up the year-end world number one spot, a tetchy Djokovic dropped...
  • Novak Djokovic halts Kei Nishikori fightback to reach ATP final 5 days ago

    World number one Novak Djokovic ended Kei Nishikori's impressive debut at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-0 semifinal victory at the O2 Arena on Saturday. The Serb was rattled by a mid-match onslaught from the Japanese who came back from a poor start to dominate the second...
  • Kei Nishikori wins, Roger Federer advances at ATP Finals 1 week ago

    Roger Federer equaled Ivan Lendl's record of 12 semifinal appearances at the ATP Finals without stepping on court as Kei Nishikori defeated David Ferrer 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in his final round-robin match on Thursday. Nishikori had to wait for the outcome of the late match between Federer and Andy Murray to...
  • Andy Murray beats Milos Raonic as Roger Federer records second win November 12, 2014

    London: Local hero Andy Murray kept alive his chance of entering the semi-finals from Group B by beating Milos Raonic while second seed Roger Federer recorded his second victory with a defeat of fourth seed Kei Nishikori in the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena here. Fifth seed Murray,...
  • Roger Federer tames Kei Nishikori at ATP Tour Finals November 11, 2014

    Roger Federer produced another masterly display to beat Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 and move a step closer to the semi-finals at the ATP World Tour Finals on Tuesday. The six-times former champion was at his imperious best to subdue the 24-year-old U.S. Open runner-up and will reach the last four...
  • Roger Federer, Kei Nishikori win at ATP Finals November 10, 2014

    Experience prevailed over youth as Roger Federer tamed Milos Raonic 6-1, 7-6 (0) in his opening round-robin match at the ATP Finals on Sunday after Kei Nishikori started his maiden campaign at the season-ending tournament with a win. Federer, the most successful player at the elite championship, started brilliantly against the...
  • Kei Nishikori downs Andy Murray at ATP Finals November 9, 2014

    London: Kei Nishikori started his maiden campaign at the ATP Finals with a 6-4, 6-4 win over home favorite Andy Murray on Sunday. The fourth-seeded Japanese - the first Asian player to qualify for the year-end championship - was in complete control and secured important points in a tough Group B...
  • Japan's Kei Nishikori qualifies for ATP World Tour Finals November 1, 2014

    Japan's Kei Nishikori became the first Asian-born singles player to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals when he beat Spain's David Ferrer 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters on Friday. The sixth seed joins Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, Marin Cilic, Tomas Berdych, Milos...
  • Kei Nishikori beats Milos Raonic to claim Japan Open title October 5, 2014

    Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori beat third-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 in the final of the Japan Open on Sunday to win his fourth ATP Tour title of the season. With a typhoon bearing down on the Japanese capital, Nishikori won his second straight tournament and the seventh of...
  • Kei Nishikori to face Milos Raonic in Japan Open final October 4, 2014

    Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori advanced to the final of the Japan Open with a 4-6, 6-0, 7-6 (7-2) victory over unseeded Benjamin Becker of Germany on Saturday. Nishikori will play third-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada in Sunday's final. Raonic downed unseeded Gilles Simon of France 6-1, 6-4 in the first semi-final in...
  • Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic, Gilles Simon into Japan Open semis October 3, 2014

    Tokyo: Kei Nishikori moved closer to a second Japan Open title by defeating unseeded Jeremy Chardy of France 6-4, 6-2 in the quarter-finals on Friday. The seventh-ranked Nishikori won 80 percent of his first serves and relied on his powerful forehand at key points. The third-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada and Gilles...
  • Nishikori, Raonic make Tokyo quarters in straight sets October 2, 2014

    US Open finalist Kei Nishikori overcame a sluggish start to advance to the Japan Open quarter-finals on Thursday, while Milos Raonic also stayed on course to make it third time lucky at the ATP 500 event in Tokyo. Fourth seeded Nishikori beat American Donald Young 6-4 7-6(4) in 78 minutes but...
  • Kei Nishikori beats Donald Young to advance at Japan Open October 2, 2014

    Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori beat Donald Young of the United States 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Thursday to advance to the quarter-finals of the Japan Open. Nishikori, ranked seventh in the world, used his solid baseline game to capitalize on several unforced errors by Young. With Nishikori leading 4-3 in the tiebreaker, Young double-faulted....
  • Kei Nishikori beats Ivan Dodig to advance at Japan Open October 1, 2014

    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 September 28, 2014

    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 September 27, 2014

    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 September 27, 2014

    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 September 26, 2014

    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 September 24, 2014

    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...