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Former champ Ferrer falls in Japan Open first round

Sep 29, 2014

Former champ Ferrer falls in Japan Open first round

Marcel Granollers knocked fellow Spaniard and former champion David Ferrer out of the Japan Open in a first-round upset on Monday, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. The win over the tournament’s second seed was the first for Granollers in six meetings with his compatriot, ranked fifth ...

Nishikori triumphs in Malaysia

Sep 28, 2014

Nishikori triumphs in Malaysia

Kei Nishikori earned his third title of the season on the ATP tour with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 victory in the Malaysian Open final on Sunday. The top-seeded Nishikori, who defeated three top-10 players en route to the U.S. Open final earlier this month, ...

Murray claims first title since Wimbledon win

Sep 28, 2014

Murray claims first title since Wimbledon win

An emotional Andy Murray thanked his lucky stars after saving five match points before beating Spain’s Tommy Robredo 5-7, 7-6 (9-7), 6-1 to win the Shenzhen Open in China on Sunday — his first title since winning Wimbledon last year. The two-time Grand Slam ...

Nishikori advances to Malaysian Open final

Sep 27, 2014

Nishikori advances to Malaysian Open final

Top seed Kei Nishikori fought off Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 on Saturday to make it into his first Malaysian Open final. World No. 8 Nishikori will now face France’s fourth-seeded Julien Benneteau, who continued his sterling run in the competition with a ...

Nishikori cruises into Malaysian semis

Sep 27, 2014

Nishikori cruises into Malaysian semis

Kei Nishikori eased into the semifinals of the Malaysian Open by sinking Australia’s Marinko Matosevic 6-3, 6-0 on Friday without moving past first gear. Japan’s rising tennis star was in his element in the first set, twice breaking Matosevic in the fifth and ninth ...

Nishikori to tune up in Brisbane

Sep 26, 2014

Nishikori to tune up in Brisbane

U.S. runnerup Kei Nishikori and champion Marin Cilic and will use the Brisbane International as their warmup for next year’s Australian Open, organizers said Thursday. Nishikori became the first Asian man to reach a Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open last month in ...

Nishikori rolls past Ram in first match since U.S. Open

Sep 25, 2014

Nishikori rolls past Ram in first match since U.S. Open

Kei Nishikori said his recent defeat in the U.S. Open final left him drained, but Japan’s tennis star showed no hint of that Wednesday, cruising into the Malaysian Open last eight in his return to the court. The world No. 8 sent Rajeev Ram ...

Ivanovic, Wozniacki advance to final

Sep 20, 2014

Ivanovic, Wozniacki advance to final

Ana Ivanovic of Serbia ousted top seed Angelique Kerber in straight sets Saturday to reach the final of the Toray Pan Pacific Open against U.S. Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki. The third seed charged back from 3-5 down in the first set to beat the ...

Sep 20, 2014

Nishikori happy to step into breach

Kei Nishikori expressed shocked over Chinese star Li Na’s injury-forced retirement on Friday but added that he hopes to become the new leader of tennis in Asia. The U.S. Open finalist, now Asia’s top-ranked player at eighth, was speaking after 32-year-old Li quit over ...