Nishikori rolls into quarters

Feb 26, 2015

Nishikori rolls into quarters

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori reached the quarterfinals of the Mexico Open on Wednesday with a comfortable straight-sets win over Taiwan’s Lu Yen-hsun. The top-seeded Nishikori, seeking his second title of the season after triumphing in Memphis two weeks ago, took just under an ...

Feb 25, 2015

Nishikori into second round at Mexico Open

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori of Japan defeated Alejandro Gonzalez of Colombia in straight sets in the first round of the Mexico Open on Tuesday. Nishikori, who is the top seed and seeking his second straight title on the ATP World Tour, triumphed 6-3, ...

Feb 24, 2015

Nishikori slated to compete in Davis Cup tie against Canada

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori will feature among four Japanese players to face Canada in the Davis Cup’s World Group first round tie next month in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Japan Tennis Association said Tuesday. Go Soeda, Tatsuma Ito and Yasutaka Uchiyama will also ...

Nishikori captures third consecutive Memphis Open title

Feb 16, 2015

Nishikori captures third consecutive Memphis Open title

All the big names from Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe to Pete Sampras, Michael Chang and Andy Roddick are on the list of past champions. Now Kei Nishikori stands alone as Memphis’ first three-peat champ. Nishikori became the first man to win ...

Nishikori fights way into final

Feb 15, 2015

Nishikori fights way into final

Kei Nishikori rallied after dropping the first set to beat American Sam Querrey 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5) on Saturday night in the Memphis Open semifinals. Now the two-time defending champ will have a chance at a three-peat at The Racquet Club, something that ...

Nishikori grinds out victory

Feb 14, 2015

Nishikori grinds out victory

Kei Nishikori beat American qualifier Austin Krajicek 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Memphis Open. Nishikori, ranked fifth in the world, shook off eight double-faults and struggled with unforced errors off his backhand. But Nishikori improved to 11-1 in ...

Nishikori opens quest for 3rd straight Memphis title with victory

Feb 12, 2015

Nishikori opens quest for 3rd straight Memphis title with victory

Top-seeded Kei Nishikori was pushed to three sets in his opening match of the Memphis Open on Wednesday, beating American qualifier Ryan Harrison 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals. Nishikori, the two-time defending champion who had a bye in the first round, ...

Feb 7, 2015

Nishikori to be top seed in Memphis

Kei Nishikori will be the top seed when he makes his bid for a third consecutive title in the Memphis Open starting Monday. The 25-year-old Nishikori, who has a first-round bye, received the No. 1 seed in the singles draw announced on Friday. It ...

Nishikori reflects on Aussie Open exit

Jan 28, 2015

Nishikori reflects on Aussie Open exit

Kei Nishikori’s hopes of reaching the semifinals at all four of tennis’ Grand Slam tournaments this year ended on Wednesday, when he was beaten in straight sets in the Australian Open quarterfinals by Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka. Nishikori was blown out of the first set ...