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Nadal admits title run may be tough

Jan 15, 2015

Nadal admits title run may be tough

Rafael Nadal says he’s “working as hard as I can” to be ready for Monday’s start to the Australian Open following a right wrist injury and appendix surgery which sidelined him for most of the last six months of 2014. Nadal went through a ...

Nishikori earns win in Kooyong opener

Jan 14, 2015

Nishikori earns win in Kooyong opener

Kei Nishikori fought past a tough Australian challenge from Jordan Thompson to post a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4) opening win at the Kooyong Classic on Wednesday. The defending champion at the eight-man tuneup for the Australian Open needed just over two hours to earn ...

Jan 12, 2015

Wozniacki quits Sydney opener

World No. 8 Caroline Wozniacki pulled out of her first match at the Sydney International with a wrist injury on Monday, a week before the start of the Australian Open. The 24-year-old Dane, who lost in the final of the Auckland Classic last week, ...

Federer records milestone 1,000th victory

Jan 11, 2015

Federer records milestone 1,000th victory

Roger Federer notched his 1,000th career victory and collected his 83rd title with a seesawing 6-4, 6-7 (2-7), 6-4 win over Milos Raonic in the Brisbane International final on Sunday night. The 17-time major winner broke Raonic’s serve in the third game and again ...

Ferrer tops Berdych, wins Qatar Open

Jan 11, 2015

Ferrer tops Berdych, wins Qatar Open

David Ferrer, so often the forgotten man of the world’s top 10, made a heartening start to the new season by winning the Qatar Open title on Saturday night, defeating Tomas Berdych, 6-4, 7-5. The 32-year-old fourth seed saved three set points in the ...

Nishikori goes down in semis

Jan 10, 2015

Nishikori goes down in semis

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori fell in the singles semifinals of the Brisbane International on Saturday, losing in three sets to eighth-ranked Milos Raonic of Canada. Raonic, who had lost his previous two matches against Nishikori, in the round of 16 at September’s U.S. ...

Nishikori rolls into semifinals

Jan 9, 2015

Nishikori rolls into semifinals

Kei Nishikori led a trio of young guns into the semifinals of the Brisbane International on Friday, sending out another message that the next generation is getting ready to challenge the old guard. Nishikori, still on a high after reaching the final of last ...

Djokovic whips Stakhovsky to make Qatar Open quarters

Jan 8, 2015

Djokovic whips Stakhovsky to make Qatar Open quarters

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic took a significant step toward winning an opening week tournament for the first time in eight years on Wednesday, simultaneously earning himself a meeting with the man with 9,000 aces. The Serbian’s increasingly fluent performance during a 6-2, 6-1 ...

Nishikori makes short work of Johnson in Brisbane

Jan 7, 2015

Nishikori makes short work of Johnson in Brisbane

Kei Nishikori had a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Steve Johnson at the Brisbane International on Wednesday, providing a winning start to a season in which he hopes to be at the vanguard of younger players aiming to end the dominance of the old guard ...

Nishikori expresses confidence as new season commences

Jan 6, 2015

Nishikori expresses confidence as new season commences

For Kei Nishikori, one of the rising stars of men’s tennis, the start of the new year could not come quick enough. The 25-year-old finished 2014 in a blaze of glory, reaching the final of the U.S. Open, the semifinals of the season-ending championships ...

Djokovic ready to battle young guns

Jan 6, 2015

Djokovic ready to battle young guns

Novak Djokovic is adopting a different approach to a season in which a new wave of top players is emerging to challenge the established elite. The world No. 1 from Serbia discussed this new threat after recovering from a fever which forced his withdrawal ...

Jan 5, 2015

Cilic's Aussie Open status uncertain

U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic admitted Sunday he could miss the Australian Open, the season’s opening Grand Slam tournament, because of an arm injury. “An MRI exam in Zagreb showed that after some 20 days of therapy the situation with the (right upper arm) ...