Federer stays on hot streak

Oct 30, 2014

Federer stays on hot streak

Roger Federer was made to fight all the way by local favorite Jeremy Chardy before reaching the third round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday, while Andy Murray moved one match away from qualifying for the ATP Finals. The 17-time Grand Slam champion completed ...

Wawrinka falls to Simon in Shanghai Masters second round

Oct 8, 2014

Wawrinka falls to Simon in Shanghai Masters second round

Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka crashed out of his second successive tournament at the first hurdle Wednesday, losing his Shanghai Masters opener after squandering a 3-0 lead in the final set. It was a misery for the fourth seed in Shanghai, who was in ...

Nishikori captures Japan Open title

Oct 5, 2014

Nishikori captures Japan Open title

by Jack Gallagher

Even a typhoon bearing down on Tokyo could not stop the tennis faithful from making the trek to Ariake Colosseum on Sunday afternoon to watch national hero Kei Nishikori go for his fourth ATP Tour title of the season. They weren’t disappointed by coming ...

Nishikori advances to final

Oct 4, 2014

Nishikori advances to final

by Jack Gallagher

Kei Nishikori is one victory away from his second Rakuten Japan Open title after his 4-6, 6-0, 7-6 (7-2) victory over unseeded Benjamin Becker of Germany on Saturday in the semifinals. Nishikori, who is nursing a lower-back injury, started slowly and appeared to have ...

Nishikori books spot in Rakuten Japan Open semis

Oct 3, 2014

Nishikori books spot in Rakuten Japan Open semis

by Jack Gallagher

Kei Nishikori continued his march toward the Rakuten Japan Open final on Friday afternoon with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over unseeded Jeremy Chardy of France in the quarterfinals. The seventh-ranked player in the world, Nishikori put on another fine display with an array of ...

Nishikori beats Young to reach Japan Open quarterfinals

Oct 2, 2014

Nishikori beats Young to reach Japan Open quarterfinals

by Jack Gallagher

Kei Nishikori advanced to the quarterfinals of the Rakuten Japan Open with a 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) victory over unseeded American Donald Young on Thursday afternoon at Ariake Colosseum. The fourth-seeded Nishikori, ranked No. 7 in the world, blasted away from the baseline and capitalized ...

Nishikori blazes past Dodig

Oct 1, 2014

Nishikori blazes past Dodig

by Jack Gallagher

Kei Nishikori dispatched unseeded Croatian Ivan Dodig 6-3, 6-4 in their first-round match at the Rakuten Japan Open on Wednesday afternoon. With the roof closed at Ariake Colosseum due to inclement weather, Nishikori put on the type of clinical performance that has become expected ...

Nishikori triumphs in Malaysia

Sep 28, 2014

Nishikori triumphs in Malaysia

Kei Nishikori earned his third title of the season on the ATP tour with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 victory in the Malaysian Open final on Sunday. The top-seeded Nishikori, who defeated three top-10 players en route to the U.S. Open final earlier this month, ...

Nishikori advances to Malaysian Open final

Sep 27, 2014

Nishikori advances to Malaysian Open final

Top seed Kei Nishikori fought off Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 on Saturday to make it into his first Malaysian Open final. World No. 8 Nishikori will now face France’s fourth-seeded Julien Benneteau, who continued his sterling run in the competition with a ...

Nishikori cruises into Malaysian semis

Sep 27, 2014

Nishikori cruises into Malaysian semis

Kei Nishikori eased into the semifinals of the Malaysian Open by sinking Australia’s Marinko Matosevic 6-3, 6-0 on Friday without moving past first gear. Japan’s rising tennis star was in his element in the first set, twice breaking Matosevic in the fifth and ninth ...