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/ May 18, 2017

Nishikori 'shocked' by Mitsuhashi's lifetime ban

Kei Nishikori said Wednesday he was stunned to learn his former junior doubles partner Junn Mitsuhashi has been banned from tennis for life for attempted match-fixing and betting on the sport.“I was shocked,” Nishikori said, after winning his first match in two sets at ...

Nishikori advances to quarters in Rome

/ May 18, 2017

Nishikori advances to quarters in Rome

Kei Nishikori rolled into the Italian Open quarterfinals for the third straight year by beating David Ferrer in straight sets Wednesday.Nishikori, who had a bye into the second round and also defeated Ferrer in two sets at last week’s Madrid Open, won 7-5, 6-2 ...

/ May 16, 2017

Mitsuhashi banned for life for match-fixing

Junn Mitsuhashi, who reached a career ranking high of No. 295 in 2009, was banned for life Tuesday for match-fixing and fined $50,000.The Tennis Integrity Unit said in a statement that Mitsuhashi was found guilty of “making corrupt approaches to other players, betting on ...

Nadal bests Thiem for Madrid Open crown

/ May 15, 2017

Nadal bests Thiem for Madrid Open crown

Rafael Nadal continued his impressive form heading into the French Open, winning his third straight title on clay Sunday with a 7-6 (10-8), 6-4 victory over Dominic Thiem in the Madrid Open final.Nadal withstood a tough challenge from the ninth-ranked Thiem, converting on his ...

/ May 11, 2017

Cirstea eliminates Doi in third round at Madrid Open

Misaki Doi fell to Sorana-Mihaela Cirstea of Romania 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 in the Madrid Open women’s singles on Wednesday, a disappointing third-round loss to a lower-ranked player.The unseeded Doi, who is currently ranked 53rd in the world, was handed her third defeat in as ...

/ May 10, 2017

Doi advances to third round at Madrid Open

Misaki Doi beat Donna Vekic of Croatia 6-1, 6-2 in the women’s singles Tuesday to book herself a spot in the third round of the Madrid Open.Unseeded Doi, who pulled off a surprise upset over world No. 10 Madison Keys in the first round, ...

/ May 7, 2017

Doi wins first match at Madrid Open

Misaki Doi got off to a winning start at the Madrid Open women’s singles with a three-set defeat of American world No. 10 Madison Keys on Saturday.Doi, ranked 52nd, defeated the ninth-seeded Keys 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to book her place in the second round, ...