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Nadal to play in Shanghai despite appendicitis

Oct 8, 2014

Nadal to play in Shanghai despite appendicitis

Rafael Nadal is counting on antibiotics to control his appendicitis so he can get through the Shanghai Masters this week. The second-ranked Nadal began feeling pain in his abdomen late Saturday, and the next day went to the hospital where he learned he had ...

Oct 7, 2014

Doi, Aoyama reach second round

Misako Doi and Shuko Aoyama each won their first-round matches on Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Japan Women’s Open. Doi came from a set down to defeat Romanian qualifier Ana Bogdan 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-2. Aoyama, who advanced through qualifying ...

Oct 6, 2014

Nishikori moves up to No. 6 in world

Kei Nishikori moved to a career high No. 6 in the world on Monday, when the latest ATP world rankings were announced. The 24-year-old Nishikori, who won the Japan Open in Tokyo on Sunday for his second title in two weeks, moved past Tomas ...

Sharapova beats Kvitova for China Open title

Oct 5, 2014

Sharapova beats Kvitova for China Open title

Maria Sharapova outlasted Petra Kvitova 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 in a hard-hitting, back-and-forth duel to win the China Open on Sunday and return to No. 2 in the rankings. The fourth-seeded Sharapova overcame 10 double-faults and a number of untimely errors to defeat Kvitova in ...

Nishikori captures Japan Open title

Oct 5, 2014

Nishikori captures Japan Open title

by Jack Gallagher

Even a typhoon bearing down on Tokyo could not stop the tennis faithful from making the trek to Ariake Colosseum on Sunday afternoon to watch national hero Kei Nishikori go for his fourth ATP Tour title of the season. They weren’t disappointed by coming ...

Oct 4, 2014

Nara, Date-Krumm won't play in Japan Women's Open

Local favorites Kurumi Nara and Kimiko Date-Krumm have withdrawn from next week’s Japan Women’s Open, organizers announced Saturday. Nara, who at No. 37 is Japan’s top-ranked women’s player, is having respiratory difficulties. The 44-year-old Date-Krumm, currently ranked 101st in the world, is dealing with ...

Nishikori advances to final

Oct 4, 2014

Nishikori advances to final

by Jack Gallagher

Kei Nishikori is one victory away from his second Rakuten Japan Open title after his 4-6, 6-0, 7-6 (7-2) victory over unseeded Benjamin Becker of Germany on Saturday in the semifinals. Nishikori, who is nursing a lower-back injury, started slowly and appeared to have ...

Djokovic remains perfect in Beijing

Oct 4, 2014

Djokovic remains perfect in Beijing

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic reached his fifth China Open final and improved his spotless record at the tournament to 23-0 with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Andy Murray on Saturday. Djokovic appeared headed for a quick victory after winning the first set and capturing 10 ...

Nishikori books spot in Rakuten Japan Open semis

Oct 3, 2014

Nishikori books spot in Rakuten Japan Open semis

by Jack Gallagher

Kei Nishikori continued his march toward the Rakuten Japan Open final on Friday afternoon with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over unseeded Jeremy Chardy of France in the quarterfinals. The seventh-ranked player in the world, Nishikori put on another fine display with an array of ...

Nishikori beats Young to reach Japan Open quarterfinals

Oct 2, 2014

Nishikori beats Young to reach Japan Open quarterfinals

by Jack Gallagher

Kei Nishikori advanced to the quarterfinals of the Rakuten Japan Open with a 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) victory over unseeded American Donald Young on Thursday afternoon at Ariake Colosseum. The fourth-seeded Nishikori, ranked No. 7 in the world, blasted away from the baseline and capitalized ...

Nishikori blazes past Dodig

Oct 1, 2014

Nishikori blazes past Dodig

by Jack Gallagher

Kei Nishikori dispatched unseeded Croatian Ivan Dodig 6-3, 6-4 in their first-round match at the Rakuten Japan Open on Wednesday afternoon. With the roof closed at Ariake Colosseum due to inclement weather, Nishikori put on the type of clinical performance that has become expected ...