Nishikori tops Ferrer to reach quarterfinals

Jan 26, 2015

Nishikori tops Ferrer to reach quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori earned an Australian Open quarterfinal date with Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka after defeating Spanish No. 9 seed David Ferrer in straight sets on Monday. Nishikori, the fifth seed, ran the 32-year-old Spaniard ragged in a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 fourth-round victory to set up ...

Nishikori downs Ferrer to reach quarterfinals

Jan 26, 2015

Nishikori downs Ferrer to reach quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori earned an Australian Open quarterfinal date with Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka after defeating Spanish No. 9 seed David Ferrer in straight sets on Monday. Nishikori, the fifth seed, ran the 32-year-old Spaniard ragged in a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 fourth-round victory to set up ...

Nishikori, Williams sisters rally past foes

Jan 24, 2015

Nishikori, Williams sisters rally past foes

Kei Nishikori battled back from a set down to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday, beating Steve Johnson 6-7 (7-9), 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 in 2 hours and 29 minutes at Hisense Arena. Nishikori will face ninth seed David Ferrer of ...

Nishikori rallies past Dodig

Jan 22, 2015

Nishikori rallies past Dodig

Kei Nishikori says he’s closing in on his best form after being pushed to four sets to put away Croatia’s Ivan Dodig and reach the third round at the Australian Open on Thursday. Fifth seed Nishikori, who is knocking on the door for a ...

Nishikori rolls past Almagro in straights sets in opener

Jan 20, 2015

Nishikori rolls past Almagro in straights sets in opener

Kei Nishikori took the first steps he hopes will lead to Grand Slam glory with a hard-fought opening win over Nicolas Almagro at the Australian Open on Tuesday. Nishikori, who lost to Marin Cilic in last year’s U.S. Open final, won a 2-hour, 7-minute ...

Aussie Open draw looks good for Nole, Serena

Jan 16, 2015

Aussie Open draw looks good for Nole, Serena

Novak Djokovic’s chances of winning a fifth Australian Open title have been boosted by a kind draw in the opening week, while women’s top seed Serena Williams kicks off her campaign here against 106th-ranked Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck. World No. 1 Djokovic faces a ...

Nadal admits title run may be tough

Jan 15, 2015

Nadal admits title run may be tough

Rafael Nadal says he’s “working as hard as I can” to be ready for Monday’s start to the Australian Open following a right wrist injury and appendix surgery which sidelined him for most of the last six months of 2014. Nadal went through a ...

Nishikori earns win in Kooyong opener

Jan 14, 2015

Nishikori earns win in Kooyong opener

Kei Nishikori fought past a tough Australian challenge from Jordan Thompson to post a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4) opening win at the Kooyong Classic on Wednesday. The defending champion at the eight-man tuneup for the Australian Open needed just over two hours to earn ...

Federer records milestone 1,000th victory

Jan 11, 2015

Federer records milestone 1,000th victory

Roger Federer notched his 1,000th career victory and collected his 83rd title with a seesawing 6-4, 6-7 (2-7), 6-4 win over Milos Raonic in the Brisbane International final on Sunday night. The 17-time major winner broke Raonic’s serve in the third game and again ...

Nishikori rolls into semifinals

Jan 9, 2015

Nishikori rolls into semifinals

Kei Nishikori led a trio of young guns into the semifinals of the Brisbane International on Friday, sending out another message that the next generation is getting ready to challenge the old guard. Nishikori, still on a high after reaching the final of last ...

Nishikori makes short work of Johnson in Brisbane

Jan 7, 2015

Nishikori makes short work of Johnson in Brisbane

Kei Nishikori had a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Steve Johnson at the Brisbane International on Wednesday, providing a winning start to a season in which he hopes to be at the vanguard of younger players aiming to end the dominance of the old guard ...

Nishikori expresses confidence as new season commences

Jan 6, 2015

Nishikori expresses confidence as new season commences

For Kei Nishikori, one of the rising stars of men’s tennis, the start of the new year could not come quick enough. The 25-year-old finished 2014 in a blaze of glory, reaching the final of the U.S. Open, the semifinals of the season-ending championships ...