Osaka inks deal with Nissin

Nov 25, 2016

Osaka inks deal with Nissin

Naomi Osaka, the 2016 WTA Newcomer of the Year, has signed a contract with Nissin Food Products Co., the company announced on Friday. Osaka, 19, said at a news conference in Tokyo that she was happy to be with Nissin as she has eaten ...

Nishikori keeping feet on ground after successful season

Nov 21, 2016

Nishikori keeping feet on ground after successful season

A clear-cut, straight-sets defeat to Novak Djokovic on Saturday in the last four of the ATP World Tour Finals saw Kei Nishikori’s season close on a downer, but his disappointment should be tempered given the strides he made in 2016. Nishikori, who ends the ...

Djokovic ends Nishikori's season with semifinal rout

Nov 20, 2016

Djokovic ends Nishikori's season with semifinal rout

A great season for Kei Nishikori came to a disappointing finish on Saturday, when he was knocked out of the ATP World Tour Finals by world No. 2 Novak Djokovic. Nishikori, ranked fifth in the world, lost their semifinal match 6-1, 6-1 in 1 ...

Nishikori advances despite loss

Nov 19, 2016

Nishikori advances despite loss

Kei Nishikori suffered a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 defeat against Croatia’s Marin Cilic on Friday but still advanced to the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals in London. Nishikori finished with a 1-2 record in Group A. Prior to the match, the world No. ...

Djokovic tops Raonic to reach semis

Nov 16, 2016

Djokovic tops Raonic to reach semis

Novak Djokovic edged a bit closer to the year-end No. 1 ranking. The second-ranked Serb beat Milos Raonic 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5) Tuesday to qualify for the semifinals of the ATP finals and improve his record against the Canadian to 8-0. Djokovic is 2-0 ...

Nishikori bests Wawrinka in Finals opener

Nov 15, 2016

Nishikori bests Wawrinka in Finals opener

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori hurt Stan Wawrinka’s chances of finishing the season as the World No. 3 player, beating the Swiss 6-2, 6-3 in his opening match of the ATP World Tour Finals Monday. Nishikori, who is making his third straight appearance in ...

Nishikori advances to face Cilic in Swiss Indoors final

Oct 30, 2016

Nishikori advances to face Cilic in Swiss Indoors final

Kei Nishikori saved two match points to defeat Gilles Muller on Saturday, reaching the Swiss Indoors final for the first time in five years. The third-seeded Japanese came from behind to win 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 against the Luxembourgian and will face Croatian Marin ...

Nishikori moves into semis

Oct 29, 2016

Nishikori moves into semis

Kei Nishikori dispatched Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in straight sets on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors. The 7-5, 6-4 win was Nishikori’s first career victory in five matches against del Potro, a former world No. 4 who ...