Nishikori set to meet Djokovic in quarters

May 15, 2015

Nishikori set to meet Djokovic in quarters

Kei Nishikori defeated Viktor Troicki of Serbia 6-4, 6-3 at the Italian Open on Thursday to set up a quarterfinal match against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. The 34th-ranked Troicki traded breaks with Nishikori in both sets before the Japanese ace found a decisive ...

Murray cruises in opening match

May 14, 2015

Murray cruises in opening match

Andy Murray improved his record on clay this year to 10-0 with a 6-4, 6-3 win over 38th-ranked Jeremy Chardy at the Italian Open on Wednesday. The third-seeded Murray considered withdrawing before the tournament because of fatigue after his perfect start to the clay-court ...

Nishikori reaches third round of Italian Open

May 13, 2015

Nishikori reaches third round of Italian Open

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori beat Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic in his first match to book a spot in the third round of the Italian Open on Wednesday. The fifth-seeded Nishikori defeated 40th-ranked Vesely 7-6 (7-3), 7-5. Nishikori battled back from a ...

Nishikori falls short

May 10, 2015

Nishikori falls short

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori saw his hopes of reaching the Madrid Open final for the second year in a row end on Saturday with a straight-sets defeat to Britain’s Andy Murray in the semifinals. Murray won 6-3, 6-4 to set up a meeting ...

Kei powers into Madrid semis

May 9, 2015

Kei powers into Madrid semis

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori moved into the semifinals of the Madrid Open for the second year in a row on Friday with a straight-sets win over David Ferrer. Fourth-seeded Nishikori, beaten in the final here last year, won 6-4, 6-2 against the Spaniard ...

Nishikori, Nadal move into quarterfinals at Madrid Open

May 8, 2015

Nishikori, Nadal move into quarterfinals at Madrid Open

Rafael Nadal showed no signs of his recent slump as he eased past Italy’s Simone Bolelli 6-2, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open on Thursday. There were also straight sets wins for Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori. Last year’s finalist Nishikori ...

Kyrgios ousts Federer at Madrid Open; Nishikori advances

May 7, 2015

Kyrgios ousts Federer at Madrid Open; Nishikori advances

Top-seeded Roger Federer made an early exit from the Madrid Open on Wednesday after a narrow, second-round loss to Nick Kyrgios. The 20-year-old Australian ended Federer’s hopes of a fourth title at the Spanish tournament by rallying for a 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 ...

Win 'The Road to Top'

Apr 28, 2015

Win 'The Road to Top'

The Japan Times is offering several readers the chance to win a copy of the recently released Japanese book “The Road to Top” about Kei Nishikori and his rise to become one of the best tennis players in the world. The autobiography traces Nishikori’s ...

Nishikori claims title at Barcelona Open

Apr 27, 2015

Nishikori claims title at Barcelona Open

Top-seeded Kei Nishikori successfully defended his title at the Barcelona Open by beating Spaniard Pablo Andujar 6-4, 6-4 in Sunday’s final. The fifth-ranked Japanese fought back from early breaks in both sets to claim his second clay-court title in as many years at the ...

Nishikori cruises by Klizan to reach Barcelona Open final

Apr 26, 2015

Nishikori cruises by Klizan to reach Barcelona Open final

Defending champion Kei Nishikori is back in the final of the Barcelona Open after beating Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-1, 6-2 Saturday. The top-seeded Japanese will face Spaniard Pablo Andujar in the final after he ousted third-seeded David Ferrer 7-6 (8-6), 6-3. Klizan won ...

Nishikori returns to Barcelona Open final

Apr 25, 2015

Nishikori returns to Barcelona Open final

Defending champion Kei Nishikori is back in the final of the Barcelona Open after beating Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-1, 6-2 Saturday. The top-seeded Japanese will face either third-seeded David Ferrer or Pablo Andujar in Sunday’s final. Klizan had won their only previous match ...