Nishikori loses in first round of U.S. Open

Sep 1, 2015

Nishikori loses in first round of U.S. Open

Kei Nishikori fell in five sets to Benoit Paire of France in the first round of the U.S. Open on Monday. “It’s disappointing, but it’s more my opponent playing well than my playing badly,” said the fourth-seeded Nishikori, a finalist in last year’s event, ...

Nishikori confident entering U.S. Open

Aug 29, 2015

Nishikori confident entering U.S. Open

Returning to the site of his best Grand Slam effort to date, world No. 4 Kei Nishikori said Friday he was going into the U.S. Open having achieved the best results of his life. A year ago, Nishikori nearly withdrew from the U.S. Open ...

Aug 27, 2015

Nishikori, Wawrinka scheduled to compete in Japan Open

Two-time champion Kei Nishikori has signed on to defend his Japan Open crown in October, the Japan Tennis Association announced Thursday. In addition to world No. 4 Nishikori, the tournament, which kicks off on Oct. 5 at Tokyo’s Ariake Colosseum, will feature French Open ...

Nishikori pulls out of Cincinnati Masters

Aug 17, 2015

Nishikori pulls out of Cincinnati Masters

Kei Nishikori withdrew from next week’s Cincinnati Masters on Sunday citing a left hip injury. World No. 4 Nishikori lost to Andy Murray in the semifinals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal over the weekend after winning the Citi Open in Washington a week ...

Nishikori runs out of gas in Rogers Cup semifinal defeat

Aug 16, 2015

Nishikori runs out of gas in Rogers Cup semifinal defeat

A day after one of the best matches of his career, Kei Nishikori looked lead-footed in a straight-sets semifinal defeat to third-ranked Briton Andy Murray at the Rogers Cup on Saturday. “I think I’m more tired,” Nishikori said after dropping his first sets of ...

Nishikori defeats Goffin, will meet Nadal in quarterfinals

Aug 14, 2015

Nishikori defeats Goffin, will meet Nadal in quarterfinals

Fourth seed Kei Nishikori topped 13th seed David Goffin of Belgium 6-4, 6-4 in their third-round match at the Rogers Cup on Thursday night to advance to the quarterfinals. Nishikori, ranked fourth in the world, will play longtime nemesis Rafael Nadal in the quarters ...

Nishikori whips Andujar at Rogers Cup

Aug 13, 2015

Nishikori whips Andujar at Rogers Cup

Kei Nishikori beat Pablo Andujar 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday in the ATP Tour’s Rogers Cup in his first match since winning the Citi Open last week in Washington. The fourth-seeded Nishikori, a finalist last year in the U.S. Open, earned his tour-leading 27th hardcourt ...

Nishikori rallies past Isner to claim Citi Open title

Aug 10, 2015

Nishikori rallies past Isner to claim Citi Open title

Kei Nishikori was already going to enter the U.S. Open brimming with confidence, thanks to his runner-up finish there a year ago. A title at a hard-court tuneup a few weeks before heading to Flushing Meadows only helps. Getting his game in shape ahead ...

Nishikori gains measure of revenge by beating Cilic

Aug 9, 2015

Nishikori gains measure of revenge by beating Cilic

Kei Nishikori beating Marin Cilic at the Citi Open doesn’t offset losing the same matchup in the 2014 U.S. Open final. Regardless, payback was sweet for the Japanese star. Nishikori rallied to beat Cilic 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 on Saturday in the Citi Open semifinals ...