Michael Russell

  • 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 63, 62 in the semifinals on Saturday. Nishikori, who won his third career ATP title here last year, will play Ivo Karlovic in the final. The bigserving Croat advanced when...
  • Russell advances to semis of Hall of Fame July 12, 2013

    Newport: Michael Russell let a lead slip away in the second set and fell behind early in the deciding tiebreaker. That didn't matter when he had the crowd cheering behind him. Russell advanced to the semifinals at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Thursday by outlasting No. 3 seed Igor...
  • Lleyton Hewitt rallies past Michael Russell in Queen's 1st round June 11, 2013

    London: Former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt rallied past Michael Russell of the United States 46, 61, 63 in the first round at the Queen's Club on Monday. The Australian has won this Wimbledon warmup four times as well as the 2001 U.S. Open and 2002 Wimbledon. He has now won 111...
  • Australian Open: Berdych eases past Russell January 14, 2013

    Melbourne: Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic has defeated American Michael Russell 63, 75, 63 to advance to the second round of the Australian Open. The No. 5seeded Berdych made only half of his first serves on Monday, but took advantage of 42 unforced errors from Russell to break the American...