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Nishikori makes Madrid semis

May 7, 2016

Nishikori makes Madrid semis

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori moved into the semifinals of the Madrid Open for the third year in a row on Friday, coming from behind to secure a 6-7 (8-6), 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 win over Nick Kyrgios and set up a meeting with world ...

Nishikori downs Gasquet to make Madrid Open quarters

May 6, 2016

Nishikori downs Gasquet to make Madrid Open quarters

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori defeated Richard Gasquet for the first time in seven tries on Thursday, coming away with a 6-4, 7-5 win to reach the Madrid Open quarterfinals for the fourth straight year. Nishikori, who had only taken one set off the ...

Murray ousts Simon in Madrid

May 5, 2016

Murray ousts Simon in Madrid

Andy Murray put on another impressive performance on clay Thursday, defeating Gilles Simon 6-4, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the Madid Masters. The second-seeded Murray broke Simon’s serve in the final game of the first set and twice in the second to stay ...

Nishikori prevails against Fognini at Madrid Masters

May 5, 2016

Nishikori prevails against Fognini at Madrid Masters

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori made a great escape on Wednesday, when he saw off a tough challenge from Italy’s Fabio Fognini, winning their second-round match 6-2, 3-6, 7-5. In their first match in five years, Fognini overcame a slow start on the red ...

May 4, 2016

French tennis offices raided over alleged corruption

The French Tennis Federation’s offices and the home of its president, Jean Gachassin, were raided Tuesday in an investigation into alleged corruption and embezzlement, sources said. The raid was linked to the alleged illegal sale of tickets for the French Open and the “conditions ...

May 3, 2016

Federer pulls out of Madrid Masters

Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Madrid Masters because of a back injury. The third-ranked Federer said Monday that he was hurt in practice during the weekend and didn’t want to take any chances aggravating the injury. Federer was coming of a knee injury ...

May 2, 2016

Top seeds Radwanska, Kerber upset in Madrid

Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber were upset in the opening round of the Madrid Masters on Sunday. Radwanska, who was elevated to the No. 1 seeding when Serena Williams withdrew, was beaten 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 3-6 by Dominika Cibulkova of ...

Date-Krumm reveals second surgery on knee

May 1, 2016

Date-Krumm reveals second surgery on knee

Kimiko Date-Krumm revealed on her blog on Sunday that she has undergone a second surgical procedure on her left knee in bid to return to action. The 45-year-old had arthroscopic surgery in February but the meniscus was found to be badly worn out. She ...

Apr 29, 2016

Serena to skip Madrid Open due to flu

World No. 1 Serena Williams has pulled out of the Madrid Open, which begins this weekend, with the flu, organizers announced on Friday. “Unfortunately, I have to withdraw from Madrid because I’ve been battling the flu and I’m not at 100 percent. I look ...

Nadal sues former French minister over doping accusation

Apr 26, 2016

Nadal sues former French minister over doping accusation

Rafael Nadal filed suit Monday against a former French minister who accused him of doping, saying he needs to defend his integrity and image as an athlete. The Spanish tennis star said his lawyers lodged the defamation suit in Paris against Roselyne Bachelot because ...

Nadal defeats Nishikori in battle of Barcelona champions

Apr 25, 2016

Nadal defeats Nishikori in battle of Barcelona champions

Rafael Nadal beat defending champion Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-5 to win the Barcelona Open for the ninth time on Sunday, equaling Guillermo Vilas’ record of 49 career clay-court titles. Nadal added this title to his trophy from Monte Carlo last week as the 14-time ...

Nishikori advances to Barcelona Open final

Apr 23, 2016

Nishikori advances to Barcelona Open final

Two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori beat Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-2 to return to the final of the Barcelona Open. The second seed will face either eight-time winner Rafael Nadal or Philipp Kohlschreiber on Sunday. Nishikori got an early break to take a 3-2 lead ...