Isner blasts past Nishikori

Apr 3, 2015

Isner blasts past Nishikori

American John Isner rained down 13 aces in a dominating performance to defeat Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-3 and book a spot in the Miami Open semifinals on Thursday. Isner, whose year has been modest at best, has exploded into form on the hard courts ...

Nishikori cruises into Miami Open quarters

Apr 1, 2015

Nishikori cruises into Miami Open quarters

Kei Nishikori breezed into the Miami Open quarterfinals with a straight-sets victory over 18th seed David Goffin on Tuesday. Nishikori, ranked fifth in the world, needed just 1 hour, 8 minutes to dispatch his Belgian opponent 6-1, 6-2. The Japanese ace reached the semifinals ...

Nishikori stays hot in Miami

Mar 31, 2015

Nishikori stays hot in Miami

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Serbia’s Viktor Troicki in the third round of the Miami Open on Monday. Nishikori, the tournament’s fourth seed, converted five of six break chances against the 39th-ranked Troicki and sealed the win ...

Djokovic survives scare; Nishikori rolls in Miami

Mar 29, 2015

Djokovic survives scare; Nishikori rolls in Miami

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic survived a second-set uprising from Slovak Martin Klizan before winning his opening match at the Miami Open 6-0, 5-7, 6-1 on Saturday. Djokovic, who is aiming to follow up last week’s win at Indian Wells with his fifth triumph ...

Nishikori falls to lefty Lopez

Mar 19, 2015

Nishikori falls to lefty Lopez

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori lost in straight sets to Feliciano Lopez of Spain in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday. After rallying to defeat Fernando Verdasco in Monday’s third round, Nishikori could not overcome Verdasco’s countryman and fellow big-serving ...

Nishikori moves to 4th round

Mar 17, 2015

Nishikori moves to 4th round

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori rallied to beat Spain’s Fernando Verdasco in three sets to reach the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday. No. 5 seed Nishikori, who had lost his two previous meetings against the 31st-ranked Verdasco, dropped the tiebreak ...

Nishikori moves into third round

Mar 15, 2015

Nishikori moves into third round

Kei Nishikori recovered from an erratic start to book his place in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over American Ryan Harrison on Saturday afternoon. Seeded fifth for the elite Masters 1000 event, Nishikori broke his opponent ...

Nishikori's win over Raonic not enough to send Japan past Canada

Mar 9, 2015

Nishikori's win over Raonic not enough to send Japan past Canada

Japan failed to reach the quarterfinals in the World Group first-round tie against Canada, despite a five-set triumph by ace Kei Nishikori against world class rival Milos Raonic on Sunday. Nishikori prevailed 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 over the hard-hitting Raonic to even the ...

Nishikori does part on Day 1

Mar 7, 2015

Nishikori does part on Day 1

World No. 4 Kei Nishikori defeated Vasek Pospisil in straight sets to pull Japan level at 1-1 in its Davis Cup World Group first-round tie against Canada on Friday. The day started with Canada’s top player — No. 6 ranked Milos Raonic — reeling ...

Nishikori relishing Davis Cup challenge

Mar 5, 2015

Nishikori relishing Davis Cup challenge

Kei Nishikori, who jumped to a career-high fourth in this week’s world rankings, will lead visiting Japan into a first-round Davis Cup tie Friday against sixth-ranked Milos Raonic’s Canadian squad. Nishikori, last year’s U.S. Open runnerup, has a 4-2 career record against Raonic, a ...