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Nishikori bests Wawrinka in Finals opener

Nov 15, 2016

Nishikori bests Wawrinka in Finals opener

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori hurt Stan Wawrinka’s chances of finishing the season as the World No. 3 player, beating the Swiss 6-2, 6-3 in his opening match of the ATP World Tour Finals Monday. Nishikori, who is making his third straight appearance in ...

Tennis pioneer Ishiguro dies at 80

Nov 10, 2016

Tennis pioneer Ishiguro dies at 80

Osamu Ishiguro, Japan’s first professional tennis player after World War II and the father of actor Ken Ishiguro, died Wednesday, his family said Thursday. He was 80. Ishiguro, who hails from Nagasaki, was a quarterfinalist in men’s doubles with partner Koji Watanabe and advanced ...

Murray celebrates rise to No. 1 by winning Paris Masters

Nov 7, 2016

Murray celebrates rise to No. 1 by winning Paris Masters

Celebrating the best season of his career, Andy Murray cemented his rise to No. 1 by beating John Isner 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4 Sunday to win the Paris Masters for the first time. It was Murray’s eighth title this year and 14th in Masters ...

Nishikori advances to face Cilic in Swiss Indoors final

Oct 30, 2016

Nishikori advances to face Cilic in Swiss Indoors final

Kei Nishikori saved two match points to defeat Gilles Muller on Saturday, reaching the Swiss Indoors final for the first time in five years. The third-seeded Japanese came from behind to win 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 against the Luxembourgian and will face Croatian Marin ...

Nishikori moves into semis

Oct 29, 2016

Nishikori moves into semis

Kei Nishikori dispatched Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in straight sets on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors. The 7-5, 6-4 win was Nishikori’s first career victory in five matches against del Potro, a former world No. 4 who ...

Nishikori reaches Swiss Indoors quarterfinals

Oct 27, 2016

Nishikori reaches Swiss Indoors quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori advanced to the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors with a straight-sets win over Paolo Lorenzi on Wednesday. In his second match back since suffering an injury at the Japan Open in early October, world No. 5 Nishikori made 18 unforced errors in ...

Oct 23, 2016

Fit-again Nishikori eyes Swiss Indoors title

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori on Saturday claimed to be fully fit after recovering from a gluteal muscle injury suffered this month and is raring to go at the Swiss Indoors. Nishikori, who pulled out of the Japan Open in the second round on ...

Oct 22, 2016

WTA names Osaka top newcomer

Teenager Naomi Osaka was named 2016 WTA Newcomer of the Year on Friday. The 19-year-old Osaka, the first Japanese winner of the award, has enjoyed a breakthrough year on the tour this season, rising to a career-high ranking of No. 40 after finishing 2015 ...