Nishikori downs Gasquet to make Madrid Open quarters

May 6, 2016

Nishikori downs Gasquet to make Madrid Open quarters

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori defeated Richard Gasquet for the first time in seven tries on Thursday, coming away with a 6-4, 7-5 win to reach the Madrid Open quarterfinals for the fourth straight year. Nishikori, who had only taken one set off the ...

Nishikori prevails against Fognini at Madrid Masters

May 5, 2016

Nishikori prevails against Fognini at Madrid Masters

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori made a great escape on Wednesday, when he saw off a tough challenge from Italy’s Fabio Fognini, winning their second-round match 6-2, 3-6, 7-5. In their first match in five years, Fognini overcame a slow start on the red ...

Nadal defeats Nishikori in battle of Barcelona champions

Apr 25, 2016

Nadal defeats Nishikori in battle of Barcelona champions

Rafael Nadal beat defending champion Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-5 to win the Barcelona Open for the ninth time on Sunday, equaling Guillermo Vilas’ record of 49 career clay-court titles. Nadal added this title to his trophy from Monte Carlo last week as the 14-time ...

Nishikori advances to Barcelona Open final

Apr 23, 2016

Nishikori advances to Barcelona Open final

Two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori beat Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-2 to return to the final of the Barcelona Open. The second seed will face either eight-time winner Rafael Nadal or Philipp Kohlschreiber on Sunday. Nishikori got an early break to take a 3-2 lead ...

Nishikori downs Dolgopolov to reach Barcelona semis

Apr 23, 2016

Nishikori downs Dolgopolov to reach Barcelona semis

Two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori reached the Barcelona Open semifinals after beating Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov 7-5, 6-0 on Friday. World No. 6 Nishikori, who had won all four of his previous meetings with the 30th-ranked Dolgopolov, was facing him on clay for the first ...

Nishikori breezes past Chardy to reach quarterfinal round

Apr 22, 2016

Nishikori breezes past Chardy to reach quarterfinal round

Two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori defeated Jeremy Chardy of France in straight sets on Thursday to advance to the Barcelona Open quarterfinals. Nishikori, seeded second and ranked No. 6 in the world, secured a 6-3, 7-5 win over the 33rd-ranked Chardy, his third straight ...

Nishikori starts Barcelona title defense with win

Apr 21, 2016

Nishikori starts Barcelona title defense with win

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori launched the defense of his Barcelona Open crown with a second-round win over 102nd-ranked Thiemo de Bakker on Wednesday. The two-time defending champion, who got a first-round bye, held all his service games and eased past de Bakker 6-4, ...

Imperious Djokovic tops Nishikori in final

Apr 4, 2016

Imperious Djokovic tops Nishikori in final

Kei Nishikori had to make do with a runner-up finish after a comprehensive straight-sets defeat to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the Miami Open final on Sunday. Djokovic won the title for the third year in a row and sixth overall, the Serbian ...

Nishikori tops Kyrgios to reach final in Miami

Apr 2, 2016

Nishikori tops Kyrgios to reach final in Miami

Kei Nishikori secured a spot in the final of the Miami Open for the first time in his career with a 6-3, 7-5 straight-sets victory over Nick Kyrgios of Australia on Friday. The sixth-seeded Nishikori will be making his second final appearance at an ...

Nishikori ousts Monfils to reach Miami semis

Apr 1, 2016

Nishikori ousts Monfils to reach Miami semis

Kei Nishikori withstood a blistering early assault and saved five match points before battling past Frenchman Gael Monfils 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) in a bruising quarterfinal at the Miami Open on Thursday. The Japanese No. 1 will face 24th seed Nick Kyrgios in the ...

Nishikori beats Bautista Agut to reach Miami Open quarters

Mar 30, 2016

Nishikori beats Bautista Agut to reach Miami Open quarters

Kei Nishikori reached the Miami Open quarterfinals for the third successive year Tuesday with a straight-sets victory over Roberto Bautista Agut. The sixth-seeded Nishikori won 6-2, 6-4 and will face Gael Monfils on Thursday. Monfils beat Grigor Dimitrov 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-3 to advance. ...

Nishikori rolls into 4th round

Mar 29, 2016

Nishikori rolls into 4th round

Sixth seed Kei Nishikori cruised into the fourth round at the Miami Open on Monday by routing Ukraine’s 27th-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-2, 6-2. The 26-year-old Asian No. 1 needed only 72 minutes to advance into a matchup for a quarterfinal berth against Spanish 17th ...