Nishikori withdraws from Wimbledon with calf injury

Jul 1, 2015

Nishikori withdraws from Wimbledon with calf injury

Kei Nishikori has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of a left calf injury. The fifth-seeded Japanese star, who reached last year’s U.S. Open final, was scheduled to play his second match on Centre Court on Wednesday. Nishikori beat Simone Bolelli in his opening match on ...

Nishikori prevails in five-set battle with Bolelli in opener

Jun 30, 2015

Nishikori prevails in five-set battle with Bolelli in opener

Fifth seed Kei Nishikori overcame a leg injury to reach the Wimbledon second round on Monday in a grueling five-set win over Italy’s Simone Bolelli. Nishikori, who needed his left calf strapped in the final set, triumphed over the world No. 56 in a ...

Nishikori cautious ahead of Wimbledon opener

Jun 28, 2015

Nishikori cautious ahead of Wimbledon opener

Kei Nishikori said Saturday he feels he’ll be ready for the first round of play at Wimbledon but only time will tell if his left calf is completely healthy. Nishikori retired in his Gerry Weber Open semifinal against Andreas Seppi with the calf problem ...

Nishikori confident of fitness for Wimbledon after calf injury

Jun 26, 2015

Nishikori confident of fitness for Wimbledon after calf injury

Kei Nishikori expects to be ready for Wimbledon next week, saying Friday that his condition is steadily improving after hurting his left calf last week. “My injury is getting better all the time and I think I’ll be fine,” Nishikori, the fifth seed at ...

Nishikori sets new mark with No. 5 seed at Wimbledon

Jun 24, 2015

Nishikori sets new mark with No. 5 seed at Wimbledon

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori was handed the fifth seed for Wimbledon on Wednesday, making him the highest seeded Japanese player in the grass court major during the Open era. Nishikori, the 10th seed last year, surpassed the mark of Kimiko Date-Krumm, who was ...

Jun 23, 2015

Nishikori gets OK to practice again after calf injury

Injured Kei Nishikori has been cleared to resume practice for Wimbledon, his management company said on Monday. Nishikori retired in his Gerry Weber Open semifinal against Andreas Seppi with a calf injury on Saturday in Germany, where he underwent tests. World No. 5 Nishikori ...

Nishikori retires in first set of semi

Jun 21, 2015

Nishikori retires in first set of semi

Kei Nishikori handed Italian opponent Andreas Seppi a place in the final of the Gerry Weber Open on Saturday after the Japanese star was forced to retire in the first set of their semifinal because of a calf injury. Nishikori started the match with ...

Nishikori, Federer on collision course

Jun 20, 2015

Nishikori, Federer on collision course

ATP Kei Nishikori advanced to the semifinals of the grass-court Gerry Weber Open for the second straight year on Friday, winning a quarterfinal war of attrition against Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz. Nishikori, ranked fifth in the world and the second seed, beat his 51st-ranked opponent ...

Nishikori beats Brown, advances to Weber Open quarterfinals

Jun 19, 2015

Nishikori beats Brown, advances to Weber Open quarterfinals

Second seed Kei Nishikori advanced to the quarterfinals of the Gerry Weber Open by beating German wild-card entry Dustin Brown 7-5, 6-1 on Thursday. Brown served a double-fault to give Nishikori two break points at 5-5 and the German then hit a volley into ...

Jun 16, 2015

Nishikori records first-round victory over Thiem at Weber Open

Kei Nishikori advanced to the second round of the Gerry Weber Open after defeating Dominic Thiem 7-6 (7-4), 7-5 in the first round on Tuesday. The second-seeded Nishikori, ranked fifth in the world, had his hands full with his 21-year-old Austrian opponent on the ...