Nishikori cruises into French Open quarterfinals

Jun 1, 2015

Nishikori cruises into French Open quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori became the first Japanese man in more than 80 years to reach the quarterfinals at the French Open, breezing past Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 as rain played havoc with other matches at Roland Garros on Sunday. In a nearly ...

Williams survives upset bid

May 31, 2015

Williams survives upset bid

At the outset, Serena Williams was grimacing and cursing and, worst of all, losing by a lot. Then, suddenly, the 19-time Grand Slam singles champion was putting shots right where she wanted, imposing her will as only she can. And the only anger Williams ...

Murray pounces on Kyrgios

May 30, 2015

Murray pounces on Kyrgios

Andy Murray brutally crushed Nick Kyrgios’s hopes of shaking up the old order at the French Open Saturday with a straight-sets win to reach the last 16. Third-seeded Murray, twice a semifinalist in Paris, cruised to a 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 victory, capitalizing on the ...

Federer  moves into 4th round

May 30, 2015

Federer moves into 4th round

Stepping onto center court to take on 88th-ranked Damir Dzumhur, Roger Federer was on his guard. The 17-time Grand Slam champion had been caught cold at a previous French Open by a player ranked as low as the 23-year-old Bosnian, and he made sure ...

May 29, 2015

Federer advances to last 16

Roger Federer reached the last 16 of the French Open for the 11th straight year on Friday, coasting past Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia-Herzegovina 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. The Swiss second seed, whose only title win at Roland Garros came in 2009, held his serve throughout ...

Djokovic rolls into 3rd round

May 29, 2015

Djokovic rolls into 3rd round

Novak Djokovic was more concerned with a loss of concentration than a loss of footing Thursday, as the top-ranked Serb reached the third round of the French Open by beating Gilles Muller 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. The eight-time Grand Slam champion, who has lost two ...

Nadal rolls to second-round victory over Almagro

May 28, 2015

Nadal rolls to second-round victory over Almagro

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal of Spain eased into the third round of the French Open with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 win against countryman Nicolas Almagro on Thursday. Although the sixth-seeded Nadal had to save a break point in his opening service game, and was ...

May 28, 2015

Nishikori moves into fourth round after Becker pulls out with shoulder injury

Fifth seed Kei Nishikori reached the French Open fourth round on Thursday when scheduled last-32 opponent Benjamin Becker withdrew with a shoulder injury. “Benjamin Becker withdraws with right shoulder injury, Nishikori advances to R16. Wishing Benjamin a speedy recovery,” tweeted the official Roland Garros ...

Nishikori moves into 3rd round with victory in straight sets

May 28, 2015

Nishikori moves into 3rd round with victory in straight sets

Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round of the French Open for the first time in two years on Wednesday with a straight-sets victory over Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci. The fifth seed Nishikori defeated Bellucci, a left-handed clay-court specialist ranked 40th in the world, 7-5, ...

Nishikori advances to third round of French Open

May 27, 2015

Nishikori advances to third round of French Open

Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round of the French Open for the first time in two years on Wednesday with a straight-sets victory over Brazil’s Thomaz Belluci. The fifth seeded Nishikori defeated Bellucci, a left-handed clay-court specialist ranked 40th in the world, 7-5, ...

Djokovic, Nadal start French Open with comfortable wins

May 27, 2015

Djokovic, Nadal start French Open with comfortable wins

If anyone at the French Open needed a reminder, Novak Djokovic was on court to show what champions are made of. Returning to Roland Garros a year after he lost in the final to Rafael Nadal, the Serb posted a convincing 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 ...

Sharapova, Berdych advance to 2nd round

May 26, 2015

Sharapova, Berdych advance to 2nd round

Maria Sharapova was unfazed by the boos she heard when leaving the center court of Roland Garros on Monday without treating the crowd to a post-match interview. After all, she had good reasons to rush to the locker room. Battling a cold that had ...