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Feb 25, 2015

Nishikori, Raonic to headline clash

Kei Nishikori, last year’s U.S. Open runnerup, and Milos Raonic, a semifinalist last year at Wimbledon, will provide the star power for next week’s Japan-Canada first-round Davis Cup tie in Vancouver. The team line-ups announced Tuesday for the March 6-8 matchup on an indoor ...

Feb 24, 2015

Nishikori slated to compete in Davis Cup tie against Canada

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori will feature among four Japanese players to face Canada in the Davis Cup’s World Group first round tie next month in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Japan Tennis Association said Tuesday. Go Soeda, Tatsuma Ito and Yasutaka Uchiyama will also ...

Feb 24, 2015

Federer extends streak against foe

Roger Federer crushed a familiar opponent for the 16th successive time as he made an encouraging return to the ATP World Tour after his Australian Open debacle. The Grand Slam record-holder’s lively 6-3, 6-1 win over Mikhail Youzhny, a regular training partner, in the ...

Nadal struggles again, loses to Fognini in Rio semis

Feb 22, 2015

Nadal struggles again, loses to Fognini in Rio semis

Rafael Nadal was beaten in the semifinals of the Rio Open on Saturday night, losing 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 on clay to Italian Fabio Fognini, who will meet David Ferrer in the final. Nadal has played three tournaments this year and has not reached a ...

Tomic defeats Nishioka in quarters

Feb 21, 2015

Tomic defeats Nishioka in quarters

Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka failed in his bid to reach his first semifinal on the ATP tour, when he lost 6-3, 6-1 to Australian Bernard Tomic on Friday in the quarterfinals The 19-year-old Nishioka, ranked 154th in the world, forced seven break points against ...

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 ...