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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 ...

Back spasms don't slow down Djokovic

Mar 31, 2016

Back spasms don't slow down Djokovic

Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic withstood back spasms throughout the second set Wednesday to defeat Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-3 and reach the Miami Open semifinals. Djokovic, trying to match Andre Agassi’s record of six Miami titles with his third in a row, will play ...

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 ...

Djokovic brushes past Sousa

Mar 28, 2016

Djokovic brushes past Sousa

Novak Djokovic was chasing a shot in his forehand corner when his left foot gave way and he tumbled to the court, landing on his left side as his racket went flying. He lost the point, the game and his serve, making it 4-all ...

Osaka, Nishioka fall in Miami Open third round

Mar 28, 2016

Osaka, Nishioka fall in Miami Open third round

The third round was not kind to the Japanese contingent on Sunday, when qualifiers Naomi Osaka and Yoshihito Nishioka made their exits at the Miami Open. Osaka, ranked 104th in the world, fell 7-5, 6-0 in the women’s draw to world No. 49 Timea ...

Clinical Nishikori starts Miami Open campaign with win

Mar 27, 2016

Clinical Nishikori starts Miami Open campaign with win

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori got off to winning start at the Miami Open on Saturday, dismissing Frenchman Pierre Hugues-Herbert in straight sets to advance to the third round. Sixth-seeded Nishikori, who was given a bye in the first round, prevailed 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) ...

Djokovic rolls in first round

Mar 26, 2016

Djokovic rolls in first round

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic made a strong start Friday in his quest for a third consecutive Miami Open title, while Roger Federer’s expected return from a two-month layoff was over before it started. Djokovic, seeking his sixth Miami crown overall and the first “three-peat” since ...

Mar 26, 2016

Nadal wants rule changes

Rafael Nadal issued a warning to tennis leaders Friday that the sport faces future troubles if equipment evolution makes speed and power dominant over skill and tactics. On the eve of his opening match at the Miami Open, the 14-time Grand Slam singles champion ...

Mar 25, 2016

Nishikori, Herbert to clash in Miami

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori will face Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert in his opening match at the Miami Open. Nishikori, the sixth seed, has a first-round bye and is scheduled to meet 107th-ranked Herbert in the second round on Saturday. Herbert advanced with a 7-5, ...

King, Evert react to Djokovic's comments

Mar 24, 2016

King, Evert react to Djokovic's comments

Novak Djokovic met with former women’s tennis greats Billie Jean King and Chris Evert on Wednesday to hear their thoughts about equal prize money, and backpedaled on his controversial comments from Sunday after his tournament victory at Indian Wells. Djokovic made the initial comments ...

Djokovic says sorry for women's pay comments

Mar 23, 2016

Djokovic says sorry for women's pay comments

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic backed off comments that men’s tennis players should make more than women on Tuesday as Serena Williams and Andy Murray led a stinging chorus of criticism at the remarks. A furious row over the gender pay gap in tennis ...