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Nishikori, Doi exit Wimbledon in fourth round

Jul 4, 2016

Nishikori, Doi exit Wimbledon in fourth round

Kei Nishikori and Misaki Doi both crashed out of Wimbledon in the fourth round on Monday. Taking to No. 2 court following Doi’s straight-sets defeat to Australian Open champion and women’s fourth seed Angelique Kerber, men’s fifth seed Nishikori was sluggish and retired in ...

Nishikori, Doi advance to fourth round at Wimbledon

Jul 3, 2016

Nishikori, Doi advance to fourth round at Wimbledon

Kei Nishikori and Misaki Doi both reached the fourth round after straight-set third-round victories on Saturday, a day of frequent rain interruptions at Wimbledon. In the only Grand Slam in which he has yet to reach the quarterfinals, Nishikori has begun to look comfortable ...

Serena rallies into third round

Jul 2, 2016

Serena rallies into third round

Down a break in the final set and one point away from falling behind 3-0, Serena Williams refused to buckle on Centre Court. Facing the prospect of her earliest ever loss at Wimbledon, the six-time champion summoned her big-match experience — as well as ...

Nishikori bests Benneteau; Doi sends Pliskova packing

Jul 1, 2016

Nishikori bests Benneteau; Doi sends Pliskova packing

Fifth seed Kei Nishikori recovered from an early stumble to power past Julien Benneteau of France 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday and reach the third round at Wimbledon. “After I dropped the first set, I decided to play more aggressively,” said Nishikori, who ...

Federer puts end to dream for Willis

Jun 30, 2016

Federer puts end to dream for Willis

Roger Federer was not about to let this feel-good story spoil his own Wimbledon. The seven-time champion — perhaps the greatest player of all time — showed little mercy Wednesday against Marcus Willis, a 772nd-ranked British qualifier who had never won a tour-level match ...

Nishikori practices after injury; Daniel falls to Monaco

Jun 29, 2016

Nishikori practices after injury; Daniel falls to Monaco

A day after needing treatment for an oblique injury during his first-round victory at Wimbledon, fifth seed Kei Nishikori put in about an hour of practice on Tuesday. Nishikori, who received an on-court massage prior to the final set of his straight-sets victory over ...

Jun 28, 2016

Serena begins title defense by beating Sadikovic

Defending champion Serena Williams stuttered to a low-key and error-strewn 6-2, 6-4 first-round victory over Swiss qualifier Amra Sadikovic on Tuesday. Looking ill-at-ease, as though her quest for an elusive 22nd Grand Slam title was weighing heavily on her shoulders, Williams struggled with her ...

Nishikori puts away Groth in straight sets in opener

Jun 28, 2016

Nishikori puts away Groth in straight sets in opener

Fifth seed Kei Nishikori defeated big-serving Australian Sam Groth 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 in the first round of Wimbledon on Monday. The 124th-ranked Groth, who four years ago recorded the world’s fastest serve at 263 kph, dished up 15 aces compared to just one from ...

Nishikori determined to finally make impact at Wimbledon

Jun 26, 2016

Nishikori determined to finally make impact at Wimbledon

Kei Nishikori has set his sights on finally making a strong run at Wimbledon despite admitting he is less than 100 percent fit. Nishikori was forced to withdraw from the Wimbledon warm-up event in Halle before his second-round match last week due to an ...

Djokovic, Federer are potential foes in Wimbledon semifinals

Jun 24, 2016

Djokovic, Federer are potential foes in Wimbledon semifinals

Seven-time winner Roger Federer has been placed in defending champion Novak Djokovic’s top half of the Wimbledon draw. That means Djokovic could face the third-seeded Federer in the semifinals as he bids for a fifth consecutive Grand Slam title. The second-seeded Andy Murray could ...

Nishikori tops Gasquet in warm-up

Jun 24, 2016

Nishikori tops Gasquet in warm-up

Kei Nishikori defeated Frenchman Richard Gasquet in an exhibition match on Thursday and came through it without any fitness issues ahead of Wimbledon, which gets underway on Monday. Nishikori, who pulled out of the Gerry Weber Open for the second straight season earlier this ...

Jun 23, 2016

Injured Azarenka withdraws from Wimbledon

Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of a right knee injury. It was the same knee she hurt at the French Open, forcing her to retire during her first-round match. She hasn’t played since. Azarenka, ranked No. 6, was ...