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Imperious Djokovic tops Nishikori in final

Apr 4, 2016

Imperious Djokovic tops Nishikori in final

Kei Nishikori had to make do with a runner-up finish after a comprehensive straight-sets defeat to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the Miami Open final on Sunday. Djokovic won the title for the third year in a row and sixth overall, the Serbian ...

Azarenka beats Kuznetsova to win Miami Open

Apr 3, 2016

Azarenka beats Kuznetsova to win Miami Open

Victoria Azarenka believes she’s the best player in women’s tennis, and recent results support her case. Seeded 13th, Azarenka completed a rare Indian Wells-Key Biscayne double Saturday by beating Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-2 to win the Miami Open. Azarenka, a two-time Grand Slam champion ...

Nishikori tops Kyrgios to reach final in Miami

Apr 2, 2016

Nishikori tops Kyrgios to reach final in Miami

Kei Nishikori secured a spot in the final of the Miami Open for the first time in his career with a 6-3, 7-5 straight-sets victory over Nick Kyrgios of Australia on Friday. The sixth-seeded Nishikori will be making his second final appearance at an ...

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 ...