KEI NISHIKORI

  • Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic reach last 16 in Miami Yesterday

    Defending champion Novak Djokovic defeated Belgium's Steve Darcis 6-0, 7-5 on Monday to power into the last 16 of the Miami Open along with Japan's Kei Nishikori and Canada's Milos Raonic. The Serbian world number one, who just like last year won at Indian Wells before heading to South Florida, will...
  • Top seed Kei Nishikori wins Memphis Open in straight sets February 16, 2015

    Top seed Kei Nishikori of Japan became the first player to win three consecutive Memphis Open tennis tournament titles when he prevailed in straight sets on Sunday. Nishikori beat second-seeded South African Kevin Anderson 6-4 6-4 in the indoor hardcourt event. Nishikori clinched his eighth ATP Tour title in what proved to...
  • Kei Nishikori ekes out three-set win in Memphis semi-final February 15, 2015

    Top seed Kei Nishikori is on track for a three-peat at the Memphis Open after a narrow semi-final victory on Saturday. The Japanese barely averted an upset against Sam Querrey. He lost the first set before winning consecutive tiebreakers for a 5-7 7-6(5) 7-6(5) victory over the American. World number five Nishikori...
  • Kei Nishikori survives 3-set match to move into quarter-finals February 12, 2015

    Tennessee: Top-seeded Kei Nishikori was pushed to three sets in his opening match of the Memphis Open on Wednesday, beating American qualifier Ryan Harrison 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the quarter-finals. Nishikori, the two-time defending champion from Japan who had a bye in the first round, struggled in the opening set...
  • Kei Nishikori not disappointed with Australian Open finish January 28, 2015

    Melbourne: US Open runner-up Kei Nishikori was circumspect about his quarter-final loss at the Australian Open on Wednesday, saying there's nothing wrong with getting to the final eight of any Grand Slam tournament. He's done it three times now, two of them at Melbourne Park, but he realizes there is plenty...
  • Wawrinka through to semi-finals of Australian Open January 28, 2015

    Melbourne: Defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka advanced to the semi-finals of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (6) win over US Open runner-up Kei Nishikori on Wednesday. Wawrinka, who beat Rafael Nadal last year in the final for his first Grand Slam title, will play either top-seeded Novak Djokovic or...
  • Kei Nishikori through to Australian Open quarterfinals January 26, 2015

    Melbourne: US Open finalist Kei Nishikori advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals on Monday with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 win over No. 9-seeded David Ferrer of Spain. Hundreds of Japanese fans, many waving flags and some in traditional costumes, cheered Nishikori on from the stands at Rod Laver Arena. The fifth-seeded Nishikori,...
  • Kei Nishikori advances to 4th round at Australian Open January 24, 2015

    Melbourne: US Open finalist Kei Nishikori stayed on track for another extended Grand Slam tournament performance with a 6-7 (7), 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 win over American Steve Johnson at the Australian Open on Saturday. Nishikori advanced to the fourth round last year and at Wimbledon before the US Open, where he...
  • Kei Nishikori advances to 3rd round at Australian Open January 22, 2015

    Melbourne: Japan's Kei Nishikori says he's closing in on his best form after being pushed to four sets to put away Croatia's Ivan Dodig and reach the third round at the Australian Open on Thursday. Fifth seed Nishikori, who is knocking on the door for a Grand Slam title after losing...
  • Milos Raonic edges Kei Nishikori to reach Brisbane International final January 10, 2015

    Brisbane: Milos Raonic fired 34 aces to grind out a 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) win over second-seeded Kei Nishikori on Saturday to reach the Brisbane International final. The third-seeded Raonic appeared to grow in confidence as the match progressed, earning three match points with an ace in the third...
  • Kei Nishikori leads generation next into Brisbane semis January 9, 2015

    Brisbane: Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov lived up to their status as new-generation Grand Slam contenders by winning through to the semifinals of the Brisbane International with victories on Friday. Dimitrov had 6-3, 6-4 win over Martin Klizan of Slovakia, and his semifinal opponent will be the winner of...
  • Kei Nishikori opens with a straight sets win at Brisbane January 7, 2015

    Brisbane: Kei Nishikori opened his season with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Steve Johnson at the Brisbane International on Wednesday, converting a break point in each set and raising his game a notch when he needed it most. The 25-year-old Japanese player set benchmarks for Asian men in tennis during a...
  • Kei Nishikori ready for Brisbane battle January 2, 2015

    Brisbane: World No.5 Kei Nishikori says his experience of having to fight for everything when placed as a 14-year-old at a tennis training academy in Florida honed the determined streak which has earned him the reputation as one of the game's fiercest competitors. Japan's Nishikori, who stands 178cm in an era...
  • Tetchy Djokovic blames exhaustion for Nishikori scare November 16, 2014

    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 November 15, 2014

    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 November 13, 2014

    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...