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Nishikori confident of fitness for Wimbledon after calf injury

Jun 26, 2015

Nishikori confident of fitness for Wimbledon after calf injury

Kei Nishikori expects to be ready for Wimbledon next week, saying Friday that his condition is steadily improving after hurting his left calf last week. “My injury is getting better all the time and I think I’ll be fine,” Nishikori, the fifth seed at ...

Nishikori sets new mark with No. 5 seed at Wimbledon

Jun 24, 2015

Nishikori sets new mark with No. 5 seed at Wimbledon

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori was handed the fifth seed for Wimbledon on Wednesday, making him the highest seeded Japanese player in the grass court major during the Open era. Nishikori, the 10th seed last year, surpassed the mark of Kimiko Date-Krumm, who was ...

Wounded Djokovic looking to heal at Wimbledon

Jun 24, 2015

Wounded Djokovic looking to heal at Wimbledon

Three weeks after his heartbreaking French Open final defeat, Novak Djokovic resurfaces to defend his Wimbledon title and prove that his Paris scars have healed. The world No. 1 has stayed resolutely out of the spotlight since his Roland Garros upset by Stan Wawrinka ...

Jun 23, 2015

Nishikori gets OK to practice again after calf injury

Injured Kei Nishikori has been cleared to resume practice for Wimbledon, his management company said on Monday. Nishikori retired in his Gerry Weber Open semifinal against Andreas Seppi with a calf injury on Saturday in Germany, where he underwent tests. World No. 5 Nishikori ...

Top seed Kvitova withdraws from Eastbourne

Jun 23, 2015

Top seed Kvitova withdraws from Eastbourne

Wimbledon holder Petra Kvitova will begin her title defense next week without any official grass-court matches following her Monday withdrawal from the Eastbourne International. “I didn’t feel well when I came here last Thursday,” said Kvitova. “I have a sore throat. “I have to ...

Nishikori retires in first set of semi

Jun 21, 2015

Nishikori retires in first set of semi

Kei Nishikori handed Italian opponent Andreas Seppi a place in the final of the Gerry Weber Open on Saturday after the Japanese star was forced to retire in the first set of their semifinal because of a calf injury. Nishikori started the match with ...

Jun 20, 2015

Federer advances to Weber Open final

World No. 2 Roger Federer edged past Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (3-7), 7-6 (7-4) on Saturday to reach the Gerry Weber Open final and stay on course for his eighth title in the grasscourt Wimbledon warmup event. The Swiss top seed, who will meet either ...

Nishikori, Federer on collision course

Jun 20, 2015

Nishikori, Federer on collision course

ATP Kei Nishikori advanced to the semifinals of the grass-court Gerry Weber Open for the second straight year on Friday, winning a quarterfinal war of attrition against Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz. Nishikori, ranked fifth in the world and the second seed, beat his 51st-ranked opponent ...

Nishikori beats Brown, advances to Weber Open quarterfinals

Jun 19, 2015

Nishikori beats Brown, advances to Weber Open quarterfinals

Second seed Kei Nishikori advanced to the quarterfinals of the Gerry Weber Open by beating German wild-card entry Dustin Brown 7-5, 6-1 on Thursday. Brown served a double-fault to give Nishikori two break points at 5-5 and the German then hit a volley into ...

Federer stays on track for eighth Halle title

Jun 18, 2015

Federer stays on track for eighth Halle title

Roger Federer kept his chances of an eighth title at Halle on track when he overpowered Latvian Ernests Gulbis 6-3, 7-5 on Wednesday to breeze into the quarterfinals in the Gerry Weber Open. The 17-time Grand Slam winner was pushed to three sets in ...

Jun 18, 2015

Roger Federer stays on track for eighth Halle title

Roger Federer kept his chances of an eighth title at Halle on track when he overpowered Latvian Ernests Gulbis 6-3, 7-5 on Wednesday to breeze into the quarterfinals in the Gerry Weber Open. The 33-year-old, 17-time Grand Slam winner was pushed to three sets ...