Kei Nishikori

  • Japan's Nishikori cruises in US Open first round Yesterday

    New York: Tenth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan cruised to a 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 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 176th-ranked...
  • 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 24-year-old, 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    Japan's Kei Nishikori has withdrawn from next week's hard-court tournament in Toronto because of what his agent says is a "severely infected right big toe."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 five-set victory over Italy's Simone Bolelli on Monday to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon. The two resumed play at 3-3 in the fifth set after their match had been suspended on Saturday. The 10th-seeded 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 ninth-seeded Nishikori was beaten by Martin Klizan of Slovakia 7-6 (4), 6-1, 6-2 on Court 1 at Roland Garros. Nishikori came into the tournament after winning his first clay-court title in Barcelona last month...
  • Nishikori says injury better but 'not 100 per cent' May 24, 2014

    Paris: Tenth-ranked 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 6-4, 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open. "It was a...
  • Rafael Nadal wins Madrid Open after Nishikori retires May 12, 2014

    Madrid: Rafael Nadal finally won another clay-court title, although not in a manner that alleviated any concerns about his recent form on his favorite surface. The top-ranked Spaniard won his fourth Madrid Open on Sunday after Kei Nishikori was forced to withdraw with a hip injury when trailing 2-6, 6-4,...
  • Rafael Nadal to play Kei Nishikori in Madrid Open final May 11, 2014

    Madrid: Top-ranked Rafael Nadal is back in a clay court final at the Madrid Open, where Japan's Kei Nishikori denied an all-Spanish 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 6-2, 6-2 to win the Barcelona Open on Sunday for his first career title on clay. It was the fourth-seeded 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 7-5, 6-3 Saturday to reach the final of the Barcelona Open. Giraldo will face fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan after he beat Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 6-2, 6-4 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. Fourth-seeded Nishikori continued his good run since returning from a groin injury with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Marin Cilic of Croatia. He goes on to play ninth-seeded 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...
  • Czech Republic face injury-hit Japan in Davis Cup April 3, 2014

    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 forced...
  • Nishikori stuns Federer to reach Miami semis March 27, 2014

    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 ranked...
  • Nishikori beats Karlovic to defend Memphis title February 17, 2014

    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 The...
  • Defending champion Nishikori reaches Memphis final February 16, 2014

    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 when...
  • Nishikori rallies to reach semis in Memphis February 15, 2014

    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, 7-6...
  • Defending champ Kei Nishikori wins in Memphis February 13, 2014

    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 American...
  • Japan down Canada to make maiden Davis Cup quarters February 2, 2014

    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 tie...
  • Nadal fumes at chair umpire for untimely penalty January 20, 2014

    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 quirk...
  • Rafael Nadal advances to quarter-finals at Australian Open January 20, 2014

    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 major...
  • Hewitt upsets Nishikori to reach Brisbane final January 4, 2014

    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 the...
  • Brit Daniel Evans upsets Nishikori in US Open 1st round August 28, 2013

    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. The...
  • Youzhny looms for Murray, Tomic booms June 30, 2013

    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 June 3, 2013

    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 June 3, 2013

    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 "fantastic...
  • Vulnerable Nadal, Djokovic advance at French Open June 2, 2013

    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 June 1, 2013

    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 had a...
  • Federer loses to Nishikori at Madrid Open May 9, 2013

    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 in...