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Del Potro evens Davis Cup final

Nov 26, 2016

Del Potro evens Davis Cup final

In a battle of big servers, Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro beat Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 7-5 on Friday to leave the two teams tied at 1-1 following the opening singles matches in the Davis Cup final. Del Potro, the 2009 ...

Osaka inks deal with Nissin

Nov 25, 2016

Osaka inks deal with Nissin

Naomi Osaka, the 2016 WTA Newcomer of the Year, has signed a contract with Nissin Food Products Co., the company announced on Friday. Osaka, 19, said at a news conference in Tokyo that she was happy to be with Nissin as she has eaten ...

Nishikori keeping feet on ground after successful season

Nov 21, 2016

Nishikori keeping feet on ground after successful season

A clear-cut, straight-sets defeat to Novak Djokovic on Saturday in the last four of the ATP World Tour Finals saw Kei Nishikori’s season close on a downer, but his disappointment should be tempered given the strides he made in 2016. Nishikori, who ends the ...

Djokovic ends Nishikori's season with semifinal rout

Nov 20, 2016

Djokovic ends Nishikori's season with semifinal rout

A great season for Kei Nishikori came to a disappointing finish on Saturday, when he was knocked out of the ATP World Tour Finals by world No. 2 Novak Djokovic. Nishikori, ranked fifth in the world, lost their semifinal match 6-1, 6-1 in 1 ...

Nishikori advances despite loss

Nov 19, 2016

Nishikori advances despite loss

Kei Nishikori suffered a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 defeat against Croatia’s Marin Cilic on Friday but still advanced to the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals in London. Nishikori finished with a 1-2 record in Group A. Prior to the match, the world No. ...

Djokovic stays undefeated

Nov 18, 2016

Djokovic stays undefeated

Novak Djokovic is playing for a lot more than just a record-tying sixth title at the ATP World Tour Finals. The second-ranked Serb is also looking to reclaim the No. 1 ranking. Djokovic won his third straight match at the season-ending tournament on Thursday, ...

Nishikori bests Wawrinka in Finals opener

Nov 15, 2016

Nishikori bests Wawrinka in Finals opener

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori hurt Stan Wawrinka’s chances of finishing the season as the World No. 3 player, beating the Swiss 6-2, 6-3 in his opening match of the ATP World Tour Finals Monday. Nishikori, who is making his third straight appearance in ...

Tennis pioneer Ishiguro dies at 80

Nov 10, 2016

Tennis pioneer Ishiguro dies at 80

Osamu Ishiguro, Japan’s first professional tennis player after World War II and the father of actor Ken Ishiguro, died Wednesday, his family said Thursday. He was 80. Ishiguro, who hails from Nagasaki, was a quarterfinalist in men’s doubles with partner Koji Watanabe and advanced ...

Murray celebrates rise to No. 1 by winning Paris Masters

Nov 7, 2016

Murray celebrates rise to No. 1 by winning Paris Masters

Celebrating the best season of his career, Andy Murray cemented his rise to No. 1 by beating John Isner 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4 Sunday to win the Paris Masters for the first time. It was Murray’s eighth title this year and 14th in Masters ...