Goffin, Kyrgios roll into Japan Open final

Oct 8, 2016

Goffin, Kyrgios roll into Japan Open final

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Belgium’s David Goffin set up a Japan Open final showdown with Australian Nick Kyrgios after beating Croatia’s Marin Cilic 7-5, 6-4 in Saturday’s semifinal. Goffin, who had already beaten 2014 U.S. Open champion Cilic twice this year, looked to be in trouble at Ariake ...

Ailing Nishikori pulls out of Japan Open

Oct 5, 2016

Ailing Nishikori pulls out of Japan Open

Kei Nishikori went from dominant to debilitated in a span of five minutes at the Japan Open on Wednesday as an injury forced him to pull out in the first set of his second-round match against Joao Sousa of Portugal. With two service breaks ...

Kyrgios, Monfils dispatch foes in Japan Open first round

Oct 4, 2016

Kyrgios, Monfils dispatch foes in Japan Open first round

Title contenders Nick Kyrgios and Gael Monfils won their first matches of the Japan Open on Tuesday, both casually disposing of their lowly ranked opponents in straight sets. Traveling well at a career-high 15th in the world, the 21-year-old Australian Kyrgios played with a ...

Nishikori overcomes shaky start to beat Young at Japan Open

Oct 3, 2016

Nishikori overcomes shaky start to beat Young at Japan Open

It was not altogether convincing, but Kei Nishikori overcame a first-set wobble to beat Donald Young 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 on the opening night of the Japan Open on Monday. Nishikori cracked at the worst time in the first set, dropping his serve and the ...

Oct 2, 2016

Japanese team retains Japan Open crown

Behind the stellar performances of Satoko Miyahara and Shoma Uno and a surprising contribution from retired star Nobunari Oda, Japan claimed its second straight Japan Open championship on Saturday. The victory at Saitama Super Arena was Japan’s eighth in the invitational event that includes ...

Sep 29, 2016

Nishikori aims for third Japan Open title

Kei Nishikori has been handed a huge boost in his hunt for a third Japan Open title after holder and third-ranked Swiss Stan Wawrinka pulled out with a back problem on Thursday. World No. 5 Nishikori, who won the singles bronze medal at the ...

Paire ousts Nishikori in semis

Oct 10, 2015

Paire ousts Nishikori in semis

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Defending champion Kei Nishikori crashed out of the Japan Open after a 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 semifinal defeat to his U.S. Open conqueror Benoit Paire on Saturday. Nishikori was looking to add a third Japan Open title to his 2012 and 2014 triumphs this week ...

Nishikori battles past Cilic

Oct 9, 2015

Nishikori battles past Cilic

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Defending champion Kei Nishikori fought back from a set down to reach the Japan Open semifinals after a 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 win over Croatia’s Marin Cilic on Friday. Cilic, who beat Nishikori in last year’s U.S. Open final, looked in imperious form as he ...