Nishikori falls against Raonic in fourth round

Jul 2, 2014

Nishikori falls against Raonic in fourth round

In a match between two of tennis’ most promising young stars, big-serving Milos Raonic defeated Kei Nishikori on Tuesday, ending the No. 10 seed’s Wimbledon run in the fourth round. After making a strong start to capture the first set, Nishikori was blasted away ...

Nishikori downs Bolelli in five sets in delayed match

Jul 1, 2014

Nishikori downs Bolelli in five sets in delayed match

Kei Nishikori needed two days and five nail-biting sets but eventually defeated Italy’s Simone Bolelli 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4 to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon for the first time in his career on Monday morning. Momentum ebbed and flowed throughout the ...

Nishikori reaches Wimbledon fourth round for first time

Jun 30, 2014

Nishikori reaches Wimbledon fourth round for first time

Kei Nishikori needed two days and five nail-biting sets but eventually defeated Italy’s Simone Bolelli 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4 to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon for the first time in his career on Monday. Momentum ebbed and flowed throughout the over ...

Nishikori rolls into 3rd round

Jun 27, 2014

Nishikori rolls into 3rd round

Kei Nishikori admitted he had made a perfect start to his Wimbledon campaign as the 10th seed moved into the third round with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 thrashing of American qualifier Denis Kudla on Thursday. Nishikori has never gone past the third round at ...

Nishikori advances to third round

Jun 26, 2014

Nishikori advances to third round

Kei Nishikori cruised into the third round at Wimbledon on Thursday after dispatching American qualifier Denis Kudla with ease 6-3, 6-2, 6-1. It was the third consecutive year that Nishikori reached the third round at the All England Club. After a slightly rocky start, ...

Nishikori into second round

Jun 25, 2014

Nishikori into second round

Kei Nishikori reached the second round when he defeated Kenny de Schepper of France 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 Tuesday to win his first match at Wimbledon for the third consecutive year. In a game of contrasting styles, the 10th-seeded Nishikori overcame the big serving ...

Nishikori defeats De Schepper in Wimbledon opening round

Jun 24, 2014

Nishikori defeats De Schepper in Wimbledon opening round

Tenth seed Kei Nishikori won through to the second round at Wimbledon on Tuesday with a straight-sets win over France’s Kenny De Schepper. The 24-year-old, who has never been past the third round at the All England Club, won 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 in ...

Nishikori loses to Federer in semis

Jun 15, 2014

Nishikori loses to Federer in semis

Kei Nishikori was knocked out in the semifinals of the Gerry Weber Open in a straight-sets defeat to former World No. 1 Roger Federer on Saturday. Federer, the defending champion and No. 2 seed, beat fourth-seeded Nishikori 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) in a match that ...

Jun 14, 2014

Nishikori reaches semifinal round

Kei Nishikori defeated Steve Johnson 6-1, 7-6 (7-4) on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Gerry Weber Open. Nishikori made short work of the first set, but remained on-serve through the second set despite three break chances. Nishikori won the tiebreaker for a ...

Kei bounced in first round

May 27, 2014

Kei bounced in first round

Still not fully recovered from injury, ninth-seeded Kei Nishikori lost 7-6 (7-4), 6-1, 6-2 to 59th-ranked Martin Klizan of Slovakia in the first round of the French Open on Monday. A year ago, Nishikori became the first Japanese man in 75 years to reach ...

Nishikori exits French Open in first round

May 26, 2014

Nishikori exits French Open in first round

Ninth seed Kei Nishikori crashed out of the French Open in the first round on Monday, clearly still suffering from his recent back injury. Nishikori, 24, was the first Japanese man in 75 years to make the fourth round in Paris in 2013. But ...

Nishikori seeded ninth for French Open

May 23, 2014

Nishikori seeded ninth for French Open

Kei Nishikori received the ninth seed in the men’s singles draw at the French Open getting under way Sunday for a career high at a Grand Slam tournament. The 24-year-old Nishikori, who is currently ranked 10th in the world, will play World No. 62 ...