Nadal, Ferrer make quarters in Rio

Feb 19, 2016

Nadal, Ferrer make quarters in Rio

Even the King of Clay Rafael Nadal needs victories to boost his confidence, which has waned recently as his dominance has slipped on the slippery red surface. “Winning is the important thing, which gives you confidence and lets you relax,” Nadal said after joining ...

Nishikori delivers strong finish in victory over Kukushkin

Jan 6, 2016

Nishikori delivers strong finish in victory over Kukushkin

Japan’s Kei Nishikori overcame a slow start to cruise past Mikhail Kukushkin and move into the quarterfinals of the Brisbane International on Wednesday. Nishikori lost his opening serve to go 2-0 down in the first set but soon recovered to get on top of ...

Wawrinka powers into semis

Nov 21, 2015

Wawrinka powers into semis

Stan Wawrinka grabbed the last semifinal spot at the ATP World Tour Finals by beating Andy Murray 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 on Friday to wrap up the group stage at the season-ending tournament. Murray led 4-2 in the first-set tiebreaker but then lost the next ...

Nadal blows away Murray at Tour Finals

Nov 19, 2015

Nadal blows away Murray at Tour Finals

Rafael Nadal showed he was getting back to his best as he crushed Andy Murray at the World Tour Finals on Wednesday with an impressive 6-4, 6-1 victory. The Spanish fifth seed was in dominant form as the British world No. 2’s game collapsed ...

Murray, Nadal impress with solid victories

Nov 17, 2015

Murray, Nadal impress with solid victories

Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal produced emphatic responses to the critics as they kicked off their ATP World Tour Finals campaigns in dominant fashion on Monday. Murray silenced the doubters who claimed he was distracted by dreams of Davis Cup glory with a gritty ...

Djokovic ends Nadal's reign, routs nine-time champ

Jun 4, 2015

Djokovic ends Nadal's reign, routs nine-time champ

There was no trophy, and no title, on offer for Novak Djokovic at Court Philippe Chatrier. Perhaps there should have been, considering what he accomplished. Thoroughly outplaying the best there’s ever been on red clay, Djokovic ended Rafael Nadal’s 39-match French Open winning streak ...

Kei powers into Madrid semis

May 9, 2015

Kei powers into Madrid semis

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori moved into the semifinals of the Madrid Open for the second year in a row on Friday with a straight-sets win over David Ferrer. Fourth-seeded Nishikori, beaten in the final here last year, won 6-4, 6-2 against the Spaniard ...

Nishikori moves into Barcelona semifinals

Apr 25, 2015

Nishikori moves into Barcelona semifinals

Defending champion Kei Nishikori made his way into the Barcelona Open semifinals by holding off Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 on Friday. Third-seeded David Ferrer also advanced by beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) as he stayed on course for a fifth final ...

Ferrer tops Nishikori in final

Mar 1, 2015

Ferrer tops Nishikori in final

Kei Nishikori was denied his second ATP Tour title of the season after falling to Spaniard David Ferrer in the final of the Mexico Open on Saturday. No. 2 seed Ferrer, who is ranked ninth in the world, beat the top-seeded Nishikori 6-3, 7-5, ...

Nishikori into Mexico final, will rise to No. 4

Feb 28, 2015

Nishikori into Mexico final, will rise to No. 4

Kei Nishikori advanced to the final of the Mexico Open with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 semifinal victory over South Africa’s Kevin Anderson on Friday, seizing a career-high world No. 4 ranking. Top seed Nishikori appeared to be cruising to an easy victory before the ...

Ferrer tops Berdych, wins Qatar Open

Jan 11, 2015

Ferrer tops Berdych, wins Qatar Open

David Ferrer, so often the forgotten man of the world’s top 10, made a heartening start to the new season by winning the Qatar Open title on Saturday night, defeating Tomas Berdych, 6-4, 7-5. The 32-year-old fourth seed saved three set points in the ...

Surging Murray tops Ferrer in final

Oct 20, 2014

Surging Murray tops Ferrer in final

Andy Murray continued his recent resurgence by winning his second title in three weeks at the Erste Bank Open on Sunday and boosting his chances of making the cut for the ATP finals. The 11th-ranked Murray rallied to defeat David Ferrer 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 ...