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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Federer advances in Germany

Jun 16, 2016

Federer advances in Germany

Roger Federer got his bid for a ninth Halle grass-court title off to a winning start on Wednesday with a 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) victory over Germany’s world No. 88 Jan-Lennard Struff. The top seed and world No. 3 will face Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri, ranked ...

Nishikori suffers pre-Wimbledon injury blow

Jun 15, 2016

Nishikori suffers pre-Wimbledon injury blow

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori withdrew from the Gerry Weber Open for the second straight season on Wednesday. Nishikori forfeited his second-round match against Germany’s Florian Mayer due to an injury to his oblique muscles. During his first-round match against France’s Lucas Pouille on ...

Jun 6, 2016

Nishikori, Doi to represent Japan in Rio

Kei Nishikori has secured his place at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after the latest world rankings were released on Sunday. Sixth-ranked Nishikori will be joined in Rio by Misaki Doi, who is 48th in the women’s rankings. Nishikori, who reached the quarterfinals at ...

Nishikori falls short in Paris

May 30, 2016

Nishikori falls short in Paris

Kei Nishikori was bundled out of the French Open in the fourth round Sunday, losing to Frenchman Richard Gasquet in a rain-hit four setter, 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 at Roland Garros. “I was missing too much. I couldn’t really get my feeling today. And ...

Nishikori beats Verdasco in thriller

May 28, 2016

Nishikori beats Verdasco in thriller

Kei Nishikori won a riveting five-set duel against Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco on Friday to advance to the fourth round of the French Open. In his second five-setter of the year, Nishikori, who is No. 6 in the world rankings, defeated the 52nd-ranked Spaniard ...

Nishikori cruises past Kuznetsov to make third round

May 26, 2016

Nishikori cruises past Kuznetsov to make third round

Kei Nishikori and Naomi Osaka both advanced to the third round at the French Open on Wednesday, while Taro Daniel was knocked out in straight sets by third seed and defending champion Stan Wawrinka. Nishikori, ranked sixth in the world and seeded fifth at ...

Nishikori, Osaka move on at French Open

May 25, 2016

Nishikori, Osaka move on at French Open

Kei Nishikori and Naomi Osaka both advanced to the third round at the French Open on Wednesday. Nishikori, ranked sixth in the world and seeded fifth at Roland Garros, rolled past Russian world No. 40 Andrey Kusnetsov 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. The 18-year-old Osaka, ranked ...