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Makarova stuns top-ranked Kerber in first round

Angelique Kerber has not been playing at all like someone ranked No. 1 this season, and on Sunday she became the first woman seeded No. 1 to lose in the French Open’s first round in the professional era. Kerber, who ended Serena Williams’ stay atop the WTA rankings last year, ...

Nishikori fights way into Geneva Open semis

/ May 26, 2017

Nishikori fights way into Geneva Open semis

Kei Nishikori survived three match points and produced a thrilling comeback to beat South Africa’s Kevin Anderson 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6) to reach the semifinals of the Geveva Open on Thursday. The world No. 9, recently hampered by a right wrist injury, made a ...

/ May 25, 2017

Murray calls Agassi good hire for Djokovic

World No. 1 Andy Murray admitted Wednesday he was surprised by Novak Djokovic’s appointment of Andre Agassi as coach at the French Open, but believes it will be “good for Novak and good for tennis.” Djokovic, the defending champion at Roland Garros, named Agassi ...

Nishikori makes winning start at Geneva Open

/ May 24, 2017

Nishikori makes winning start at Geneva Open

World No. 9 Kei Nishikori got off to a winning start at the Geneva Open on Tuesday, taking care of Kazakhstan’s 88th-ranked Mikhail Kukushkin in straight sets in the second round. Nishikori, recently hampered by a right wrist injury, saved two break points to ...

/ May 22, 2017

Agassi to coach Djokovic at French Open

Novak Djokovic revealed on Sunday that American great Andre Agassi would be his new coach, but said they did not yet have a “long-term commitment.” “I spoke to Andre the last couple weeks on the phone, and we decided to get together in Paris. ...

/ May 22, 2017

Nishikori to play in final French Open tune-up

World No. 9 Kei Nishikori admitted Sunday he is not in perfect condition, but he hopes to win the Geneva Open and use the tournament as a much-needed chance to fine-tune his game in pursuit of Grand Slam glory. Still recovering from a right ...

Del Potro knocks Nishikori out of Italian Open

/ May 19, 2017

Del Potro knocks Nishikori out of Italian Open

World No. 9 Kei Nishikori crashed out of the Italian Open on Thursday as he suffered a 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 defeat to Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro in the third round. The seventh-seeded Nishikori, coming back from a right wrist injury, lost the opening ...

/ May 18, 2017

Nishikori 'shocked' by Mitsuhashi's lifetime ban

Kei Nishikori said Wednesday he was stunned to learn his former junior doubles partner Junn Mitsuhashi has been banned from tennis for life for attempted match-fixing and betting on the sport. “I was shocked,” Nishikori said, after winning his first match in two sets ...

Nishikori advances to quarters in Rome

/ May 18, 2017

Nishikori advances to quarters in Rome

Kei Nishikori rolled into the Italian Open quarterfinals for the third straight year by beating David Ferrer in straight sets Wednesday. Nishikori, who had a bye into the second round and also defeated Ferrer in two sets at last week’s Madrid Open, won 7-5, ...

French Open denies Sharapova wild-card invitation

/ May 17, 2017

French Open denies Sharapova wild-card invitation

Maria Sharapova’s popularity and past success did not earn her the wild-card invitation she needed to get into the French Open after serving a 15-month doping ban. “I’m very sorry for Maria, very sorry for her fans. They might be disappointed; she might be ...