Nishikori rolls past Ram in first match since U.S. Open

Sep 25, 2014

Nishikori rolls past Ram in first match since U.S. Open

Kei Nishikori said his recent defeat in the U.S. Open final left him drained, but Japan’s tennis star showed no hint of that Wednesday, cruising into the Malaysian Open last eight in his return to the court. The world No. 8 sent Rajeev Ram ...

Sep 20, 2014

Nishikori happy to step into breach

Kei Nishikori expressed shocked over Chinese star Li Na’s injury-forced retirement on Friday but added that he hopes to become the new leader of tennis in Asia. The U.S. Open finalist, now Asia’s top-ranked player at eighth, was speaking after 32-year-old Li quit over ...

Nissin Cup Noodles to feature U.S. Open finalist Nishikori

Sep 16, 2014

Nissin Cup Noodles to feature U.S. Open finalist Nishikori

Nissin Food Products Co. said Tuesday it will release Cup Noodle packaging bearing the image of tennis player Kei Nishikori later this month to celebrate his historic run to the U.S. Open final. The limited edition packaging will show Nishikori in a victorious pose, ...

Nishikori reaffirms goal to become best in the world

Sep 13, 2014

Nishikori reaffirms goal to become best in the world

Kei Nishikori called his loss at Monday’s U.S. Open final an important step in his career when he arrived in Japan on Saturday. “The frustration of losing the final was big, but it marked my taking a big step in my tennis career,” Nishikori ...

Cilic ends Nishikori's dream run

Sep 9, 2014

Cilic ends Nishikori's dream run

Kei Nishikori came up short in his bid to become the first Asian man to win a Grand Slam title, losing in straight sets to Marin Cilic in the U.S. Open final on Monday. Tenth-seeded Nishikori fell 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to his Croatian opponent, ...

Fans rally behind Nishikori despite loss

Sep 9, 2014

Fans rally behind Nishikori despite loss

by Kazuaki Nagata

Despite a disappointing loss for Kei Nishikori in the U.S. Open final Tuesday in New York, Japanese fans rallied behind the young tennis star, saying that his improbable run to the final will be a valuable experience for him. Nishikori’s loss “was of course ...

Nishikori's run to final inspires Samurai Blue

Sep 8, 2014

Nishikori's run to final inspires Samurai Blue

Gaku Shibasaki hopes he can take his first step onto the international stage Tuesday, hours after a fellow Aomori Yamada High School alumni tries to make sporting history with the world watching him — that being Kei Nishikori. In New York on Monday, Nishikori ...

Nishikori ready to make history

Sep 8, 2014

Nishikori ready to make history

Kei Nishikori’s journey to the U.S. Open final began a decade ago, when he was spotted as a teen at a tryout in Japan and invited to move to Florida to attend a tennis academy. Nishikori was among the first beneficiaries of a project ...