Nishikori blazes past Dodig

Oct 1, 2014

Nishikori blazes past Dodig

by Jack Gallagher

Kei Nishikori dispatched unseeded Croatian Ivan Dodig 6-3, 6-4 in their first-round match at the Rakuten Japan Open on Wednesday afternoon. With the roof closed at Ariake Colosseum due to inclement weather, Nishikori put on the type of clinical performance that has become expected ...

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 ...

Koseki zooms to title in men's 200m breaststroke at Japan Open

Jun 22, 2014

Koseki zooms to title in men's 200m breaststroke at Japan Open

Yasuhiro Koseki blew away the field to win the men’s 200-meter breaststroke at the Japan Open swimming tournament on Sunday. Koseki touched home at Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center in 2 minutes, 8.34 seconds at the meet that doubled as a qualifier for this ...

Lee, Li capture Japan Open titles

Jun 15, 2014

Lee, Li capture Japan Open titles

by Shigemi Sato

World badminton No. 1 Lee Chong Wei put his heartbreak over Malaysia’s narrow defeat in the Thomas Cup behind him Sunday to win the Japan Open for a record-stretching fifth time. The 31-year-old Malaysian took only 35 minutes to stop Hong Kong’s veteran Hu ...

Top seed Del Potro beats Raonic to win tense Japan Open final

Oct 6, 2013

Top seed Del Potro beats Raonic to win tense Japan Open final

No. 1 seed Juan Martin del Potro won his third title of the season with a two-set victory over Milos Raonic in a nail-biting Japan Open final on Sunday. Del Potro, a last-minute fill-in for injured Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, defeated the third-seeded Raonic ...

Del Potro rolls through Berlocq in straight sets; Soeda loses

Oct 2, 2013

Del Potro rolls through Berlocq in straight sets; Soeda loses

No. 1 seed Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina strolled past countryman Carlos Berlocq in straight sets to reach the Japan Open quarterfinals Wednesday. In their first career meeting, seventh-ranked del Potro made efficient work of Berlocq in slightly over an hour, going through ...

Sep 29, 2013

Nishikori relaxed ahead of Japan Open defense

Kei Nishikori insists he’s never felt so free of pressure as the world No. 12 hopes to become the first back-to-back Japan Open champion since Pete Sampras in 1993-94. Last year, Nishikori became the first player from the host country to win the Japan ...