Djokovic overpowers Nishikori in quarterfinals

Jan 26, 2016

Djokovic overpowers Nishikori in quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori lost to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in just over two hours in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Tuesday. The top-seeded Serb, who wound up celebrating Australia Day in style, looked vulnerable early with numerous mistakes and ...

Nishikori advances to quarterfinal round

Jan 24, 2016

Nishikori advances to quarterfinal round

Japan’s world No. 7 Kei Nishikori defeated 10th-ranked Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets on Sunday to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. Nishikori won 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 in just over two hours to make the last eight in Melbourne for the second ...

Nishikori overcomes wrist trouble to make 4th round

Jan 22, 2016

Nishikori overcomes wrist trouble to make 4th round

Kei Nishikori continued his fine Australian Open form on Friday, winning his third-round match against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in four sets under the roof on a rainy day. Despite the relatively one-sided score line, the seventh-seeded star was made to work hard by his Spanish ...

Jan 20, 2016

Nishikori beats Krajicek in straight sets at Australian Open

Kei Nishikori moved on to the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday morning with his second straight-sets victory of the tournament, easily accounting for the United States’ Austin Krajicek. The Japanese world No. 7 got the 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 victory in ...

Nishikori cruises in Melbourne opener

Jan 18, 2016

Nishikori cruises in Melbourne opener

Kei Nishikori started the first Grand Slam of 2016 with a straight-sets win over Philipp Kohlschreiber in Melbourne on Monday. The seven-seeded Nishikori was solid on serve throughout the match, giving up no break points in the 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 Australian Open first-round win. ...

Nishikori to open against Kohlschreiber at Australian Open

Jan 15, 2016

Nishikori to open against Kohlschreiber at Australian Open

Japan’s world No. 7 Kei Nishikori will face 34th-ranked German Philipp Kohlschreiber in the first round of the Australia Open after the draw for the first Grand Slam of the year was released Friday. If the seventh-seeded Nishikori comes through the early rounds, he ...

Jan 8, 2016

Nishikori renews Uniqlo endorsement deal

Asia’s highest-ranked tennis player, Kei Nishikori, has renewed his endorsement deal with Fast Retailing Co.’s Uniqlo clothing brand. “I have been impressed at how he has continued to evolve as a player,” Fast Retailing chairman Tadashi Yanai said in a statement about the contract ...

Tomic ousts Nishikori in quarters

Jan 8, 2016

Tomic ousts Nishikori in quarters

Bernard Tomic ended Kei Nishikori’s streak of semifinal appearances at the Brisbane International with a 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 win over the second seed in the quarterfinals on Friday afternoon. Tomic’s first win over a top-10 player on home soil earned him a spot in ...

Nishikori delivers strong finish in victory over Kukushkin

Jan 6, 2016

Nishikori delivers strong finish in victory over Kukushkin

Japan’s Kei Nishikori overcame a slow start to cruise past Mikhail Kukushkin and move into the quarterfinals of the Brisbane International on Wednesday. Nishikori lost his opening serve to go 2-0 down in the first set but soon recovered to get on top of ...

Dec 29, 2015

Nishikori sets sights on Grand Slam title in 2016

Kei Nishikori is looking to leave his mark with a Grand Slam title in the coming year as he seeks a quick return to the world top five. “Producing good results in big tournaments like Grand Slams will be important,” Nishikori told reporters after ...

Dec 17, 2015

Nishikori shot picked as year's best

Kei Nishikori’s unbelievable tweener lob at August’s Rogers Cup in Montreal was named the best play of the year on Tuesday in a fan poll on the ATP World Tour website. With Nishikori at the net, David Goffin reached the Japanese star’s drop shot ...

Federer battles past Nishikori, reaches Tour Finals

Nov 20, 2015

Federer battles past Nishikori, reaches Tour Finals

Kei Nishikori staged a heroic comeback effort against Roger Federer in his last round-robin match at the ATP World Tour Finals on Thursday, but ultimately fell to a three-set defeat that eliminated him from the prestigious season-ending event. Nishikori, who was 1-1 in the ...