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, ...

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 ...

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 ...