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Oct 6, 2016

Nishikori pulls out of Shanghai Masters

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori has withdrawn from the upcoming Shanghai Masters due to injury and will seek to make his comeback at the Swiss Indoors later this month, his management company announced Thursday. Nishikori retired from his second-round match at the Japan Open ...

Ailing Nishikori pulls out of Japan Open

Oct 5, 2016

Ailing Nishikori pulls out of Japan Open

Kei Nishikori went from dominant to debilitated in a span of five minutes at the Japan Open on Wednesday as an injury forced him to pull out in the first set of his second-round match against Joao Sousa of Portugal. With two service breaks ...

Kyrgios, Monfils dispatch foes in Japan Open first round

Oct 4, 2016

Kyrgios, Monfils dispatch foes in Japan Open first round

Title contenders Nick Kyrgios and Gael Monfils won their first matches of the Japan Open on Tuesday, both casually disposing of their lowly ranked opponents in straight sets. Traveling well at a career-high 15th in the world, the 21-year-old Australian Kyrgios played with a ...

Nishikori overcomes shaky start to beat Young at Japan Open

Oct 3, 2016

Nishikori overcomes shaky start to beat Young at Japan Open

It was not altogether convincing, but Kei Nishikori overcame a first-set wobble to beat Donald Young 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 on the opening night of the Japan Open on Monday. Nishikori cracked at the worst time in the first set, dropping his serve and the ...

Oct 1, 2016

Djokovic reflects on career pressure

Novak Djokovic says Grand Slam trophies and the No. 1 ranking are no longer his priorities. The top-ranked Serb, who has won 12 major titles, said after a light training session in Belgrade on Friday that he felt emotionally drained after winning the French ...

Sep 29, 2016

Nishikori aims for third Japan Open title

Kei Nishikori has been handed a huge boost in his hunt for a third Japan Open title after holder and third-ranked Swiss Stan Wawrinka pulled out with a back problem on Thursday. World No. 5 Nishikori, who won the singles bronze medal at the ...

Osaka rallies to make Pan Pacific Open final

Sep 24, 2016

Osaka rallies to make Pan Pacific Open final

Former champion Caroline Wozniacki continued her late-season resurgence by beating second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland on Saturday afternoon to advance to the final of the Pan Pacific Open. Radwanska was close to victory, leading 5-3 in the second set, but Wozniacki seized momentum when ...

Osaka bests Sasnovich, advances to semifinals

Sep 23, 2016

Osaka bests Sasnovich, advances to semifinals

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Rising teenage star Naomi Osaka reached her first-ever semifinal on the WTA Tour after conquering her demons in a 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) win over Belarusian qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich at the Pan Pacific Open on Friday. Eighteen-year-old Osaka, who toppled world No. 12 Dominika Cibulkova ...

Sep 22, 2016

Date-Krumm hoping to make comeback from knee operation

Japan’s former world No. 4 Kimiko Date-Krumm, who is rehabilitating after undergoing a second surgical procedure on her left knee in April, said Thursday she is targeting a return to action next year. Speaking during an event at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, ...

Sasnovich stuns Pliskova to reach Pan Pacific quarterfinals

Sep 22, 2016

Sasnovich stuns Pliskova to reach Pan Pacific quarterfinals

Aliaksandra Sasnovich fired Japan’s Naomi Osaka a warning shot with a stunning straight-sets win over U.S. Open finalist and world No. 6 Karolina Pliskova on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. The Belarusian qualifier, ranked 107th in ...