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Nishikori rallies past Isner to claim Citi Open title

Aug 10, 2015

Nishikori rallies past Isner to claim Citi Open title

Kei Nishikori was already going to enter the U.S. Open brimming with confidence, thanks to his runner-up finish there a year ago. A title at a hard-court tuneup a few weeks before heading to Flushing Meadows only helps. Getting his game in shape ahead ...

Nishikori gains measure of revenge by beating Cilic

Aug 9, 2015

Nishikori gains measure of revenge by beating Cilic

Kei Nishikori beating Marin Cilic at the Citi Open doesn’t offset losing the same matchup in the 2014 U.S. Open final. Regardless, payback was sweet for the Japanese star. Nishikori rallied to beat Cilic 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 on Saturday in the Citi Open semifinals ...

Nishikori into Citi quarters

Aug 7, 2015

Nishikori into Citi quarters

Reigning U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic and runnerup Kei Nishikori advanced to the quarterfinals of the Citi Open with a straight-set triumphs Thursday. The second-seeded Nishikori, the highest-ranked player in the field after Britain’s Andy Murray crashed out in his opening match, never faced ...

Stosur likes chances against Serena

Aug 6, 2015

Stosur likes chances against Serena

Samantha Stosur, the last woman to beat Serena Williams at the U.S. Open, likes her chances of disrupting the star’s bid for a calendar Grand Slam if she gets the chance. “I’ve always actually quite enjoyed playing Serena. I’ve got a game that disrupts ...

Aug 5, 2015

Date-Krumm stuns Lisicki in California

Evergreen veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm came from behind to score an upset victory over Germany’s Sabine Lisicki at the Stanford WTA tournament here Tuesday. Date-Krumm, 44, who was forced to qualify for the main draw, looked to be heading to a rapid defeat after Lisicki ...

Nishikori wins in first match since Wimbledon injury exit

Aug 5, 2015

Nishikori wins in first match since Wimbledon injury exit

Fifth-ranked Kei Nishikori rallied to defeat Australian James Duckworth 6-7 (8-10), 6-1, 6-4 Tuesday and reach the third round of the Citi Open. The 25-year-old Asian No. 1, playing his first match since pulling out of Wimbledon in the second round with a calf ...

Aug 4, 2015

Soeda advances to second round at Citi Open

Go Soeda reached the second round of the men’s singles at the Citi Open on Monday with a straight-sets win over Darian King of Barbados. Soeda breezed to a 6-2, 6-1 victory but Yoshihito Nishioka fell at the first hurdle when he went down ...

Healthy Nishikori back on Grand Slam title quest

Aug 4, 2015

Healthy Nishikori back on Grand Slam title quest

Fifth-ranked Kei Nishikori made history by reaching last year’s U.S. Open final and he feels stronger, smarter and more confident as he begins the quest to repeat the feat. Nishikori opens his hardcourt run to this year’s Flushing Meadows fortnight with a first-round match ...

Jul 30, 2015

Federer pulls out of Montreal tournament

Roger Federer pulled out of next month’s Rogers Cup hard-court tournament on Wednesday. A spokeswoman for Tennis Canada, Valerie Tetreault, wrote in an email to The Associated Press that Federer “wants to make sure he will be (in) top shape for” the U.S. Open, ...

Jul 29, 2015

Retiring Fish loses to Sela in first round

The first stop of Mardy Fish’s farewell tour ended quickly with a 6-4, 6-4 first-round loss to Israel’s Dudi Sela in the Atlanta Open on Tuesday. Fish said it was a success just to play only his second competitive match of the year. He ...

Jul 27, 2015

Tomic tops Mannarino to retain Claro Open title

Bernard Tomic of Australia defeated Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 to win the Claro Open for the second consecutive year on Sunday. The 29th-ranked Tomic broke Mannarino’s serve twice in the third set to secure the victory in Colombia and clinch his third ...