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Nishioka storms into Delray Beach quarterfinals

Feb 20, 2015

Nishioka storms into Delray Beach quarterfinals

Yoshihito Nishioka, a 19-year-old from Japan, became the first teenage qualifier to reach the quarterfinals of the Delray Beach Open since his countryman, Kei Nishikori, won the title as an 18-year-old in 2008. Nishioka advanced Thursday with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Australian Marinko ...

Nishikori captures third consecutive Memphis Open title

Feb 16, 2015

Nishikori captures third consecutive Memphis Open title

All the big names from Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe to Pete Sampras, Michael Chang and Andy Roddick are on the list of past champions. Now Kei Nishikori stands alone as Memphis’ first three-peat champ. Nishikori became the first man to win ...

Nishikori fights way into final

Feb 15, 2015

Nishikori fights way into final

Kei Nishikori rallied after dropping the first set to beat American Sam Querrey 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5) on Saturday night in the Memphis Open semifinals. Now the two-time defending champ will have a chance at a three-peat at The Racquet Club, something that ...

Nishikori grinds out victory

Feb 14, 2015

Nishikori grinds out victory

Kei Nishikori beat American qualifier Austin Krajicek 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Memphis Open. Nishikori, ranked fifth in the world, shook off eight double-faults and struggled with unforced errors off his backhand. But Nishikori improved to 11-1 in ...

Feb 14, 2015

Nadal feeling good ahead of tourney

Rafael Nadal says he’s free of “physical problems” as his clay-court season starts next week at the Rio de Janeiro Open. It’s anyone’s guess how the Spaniard will play, coming off illness and injuries. He’s the world’s best on clay, winning nine of the ...

Feb 13, 2015

Wawrinka prevails over Lopez

Stan Wawrinka joined Andy Murray as the pair of seeds each posted difficult wins on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Rotterdam Open. Wawrinka, last year’s Australian Open winner, struggled until breaking loose with his big game in the final set as ...

Feb 12, 2015

Ariake Colosseum to host Fed Cup tie in April

Japan will host its Fed Cup World Group II playoff fixture in April against Belarus at Ariake Colosseum, the Japan Tennis Association decided on Thursday. Japan’s women, led by world no. 44 Kurumi Nara, blasted through the Asia-Oceania Zone Group I competition this month ...

Nishikori opens quest for 3rd straight Memphis title with victory

Feb 12, 2015

Nishikori opens quest for 3rd straight Memphis title with victory

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 quarterfinals. Nishikori, the two-time defending champion who had a bye in the first round, ...

Feb 7, 2015

Japan still perfect in Fed Cup action

Japan’s Fed Cup team earned a promotional playoff fixture with Kazakhstan on Friday, when the Japanese women completed a clean sweep of Asia-Oceania Group 1 Pool A with a 3-0 victory over Uzbekistan in Guangzhou, China. Japan won all nine of the matches it ...

Feb 7, 2015

Nishikori to be top seed in Memphis

Kei Nishikori will be the top seed when he makes his bid for a third consecutive title in the Memphis Open starting Monday. The 25-year-old Nishikori, who has a first-round bye, received the No. 1 seed in the singles draw announced on Friday. It ...

Feb 2, 2015

Nishikori stays at No. 5

Kei Nishikori, who reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, saw his result reflected in the newly released rankings on Monday as the world No. 5 player remained unchanged from the previous week. Novak Djokovic, who beat Andy Murray in Sunday’s final, retained his ...