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Win 'The Road to Top'

Apr 28, 2015

Win 'The Road to Top'

The Japan Times is offering several readers the chance to win a copy of the recently released Japanese book “The Road to Top” about Kei Nishikori and his rise to become one of the best tennis players in the world. The autobiography traces Nishikori’s ...

Nishikori claims title at Barcelona Open

Apr 27, 2015

Nishikori claims title at Barcelona Open

Top-seeded Kei Nishikori successfully defended his title at the Barcelona Open by beating Spaniard Pablo Andujar 6-4, 6-4 in Sunday’s final. The fifth-ranked Japanese fought back from early breaks in both sets to claim his second clay-court title in as many years at the ...

Nishikori cruises by Klizan to reach Barcelona Open final

Apr 26, 2015

Nishikori cruises by Klizan to reach Barcelona Open final

Defending champion Kei Nishikori is back in the final of the Barcelona Open after beating Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-1, 6-2 Saturday. The top-seeded Japanese will face Spaniard Pablo Andujar in the final after he ousted third-seeded David Ferrer 7-6 (8-6), 6-3. Klizan won ...

Nishikori returns to Barcelona Open final

Apr 25, 2015

Nishikori returns to Barcelona Open final

Defending champion Kei Nishikori is back in the final of the Barcelona Open after beating Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-1, 6-2 Saturday. The top-seeded Japanese will face either third-seeded David Ferrer or Pablo Andujar in Sunday’s final. Klizan had won their only previous match ...

Nishikori moves into Barcelona semifinals

Apr 25, 2015

Nishikori moves into Barcelona semifinals

Defending champion Kei Nishikori made his way into the Barcelona Open semifinals by holding off Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 on Friday. Third-seeded David Ferrer also advanced by beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) as he stayed on course for a fifth final ...

Halep advances after death threat

Apr 25, 2015

Halep advances after death threat

Romania’s Simona Halep shrugged off death threats from a stalker to take her place in the semifinals at the WTA tournament in Stuttgart by beating Italy’s Sara Errani on Friday. The 23-year-old Halep, ranked third in the world, had received a death threat via ...

Nishikori advances to Barcelona Open semifinals

Apr 24, 2015

Nishikori advances to Barcelona Open semifinals

Reigning champion Kei Nishikori moved into the semifinals of the Barcelona Open with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 win over Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut on Friday. The Shimane Prefecture native is the heavy favorite to retain his title after Rafael Nadal’s shock defeat to Fabio ...

Nishikori crushes Giraldo to make Barcelona quarters; Nadal ousted

Apr 24, 2015

Nishikori crushes Giraldo to make Barcelona quarters; Nadal ousted

Defending champion Kei Nishikori eased past Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-2, 6-1 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open. Four-time finalist David Ferrer also advanced after fending off a challenge from 19-year-old Swede Elias Ymer to win 6-3, 6-4. Nishikori beat Giraldo ...

Nishikori reaches Barcelona Open quarterfinals

Apr 23, 2015

Nishikori reaches Barcelona Open quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori advanced to the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open with a straight-sets victory over Santiago Giraldo on Thursday. Nishikori, the top seed and defending champion at the clay court event, broke the 31st-ranked Colombian five times en route to a 6-2, 6-1 third-round ...

Nadal gets revenge on Almagro in Barcelona; Cilic ousted

Apr 23, 2015

Nadal gets revenge on Almagro in Barcelona; Cilic ousted

Rafael Nadal avenged last year’s loss to Nicolas Almagro by beating his fellow Spaniard 6-3, 6-1 at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, while U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic slumped to a second-round exit. The second-seeded Nadal, who lost last week to Novak Djokovic in ...

Nishikori wins opener in Barcelona defense

Apr 22, 2015

Nishikori wins opener in Barcelona defense

Top-seeded Kei Nishikori began the defense of his Barcelona Open title with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia on Tuesday. Nicolas Almagro also advanced to the second round, where he will face eight-time winner Rafael Nadal, after opponent Paolo Lorenzi retired ...