Nishikori, Nara win openers

Aug 31, 2016

Nishikori, Nara win openers

Kei Nishikori, the 2014 runner-up, began his U.S. Open campaign with a solid, four-set victory on Tuesday. Nishikori, who fell in the first round at the Billy Jean King National Tennis Center a year ago, overcame a third-set revival by 96th-ranked German Benjamin Becker ...

Djokovic has wrist injury

Aug 27, 2016

Djokovic has wrist injury

Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams face challenging early tests at the U.S. Open following Friday’s draws for the year’s last Grand Slam starting on Monday. Djokovic, who has been bothered by a wrist injury, faces towering Jerzy Janowicz of Poland in his ...

Kvitova, Radwanska advance in New Haven

Aug 26, 2016

Kvitova, Radwanska advance in New Haven

Two-time defending champion Petra Kvitova needed just an hour Thursday to beat Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-1 and move into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open, despite suffering from a cold. Looking to join Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki as a four-time winner in the ...

Nishikori beats Youzhny in straight sets

Aug 18, 2016

Nishikori beats Youzhny in straight sets

Japan’s newly crowned Rio Olympic bronze medalist Kei Nishikori got off to a winning start at the Western & Southern Open with a straight-sets second-round victory over Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny on Wednesday. World No. 7 Nishikori eased past his 68th-ranked opponent 6-3, 6-2 in ...

Nishikori advances to third round in Rio

Aug 9, 2016

Nishikori advances to third round in Rio

World No. 7 Kei Nishikori battled past John Millman of Australia to reach the third round at the Rio Olympics on Monday. Nishikori, the fourth seed, was made to work in the first set but took another step toward becoming the first Japanese to ...

Aug 4, 2016

Djokovic, stunned by pullouts, hopes for gold

Novak Djokovic admitted Wednesday he was surprised that five of the world’s top 10 had pulled out of Rio but insisted a first career gold medal would “mean the world to me.” The world No. 1 can complete the Golden Slam of all four ...

Injured Wawrinka pulls out of Rio Games

Aug 3, 2016

Injured Wawrinka pulls out of Rio Games

World No. 4 Stan Wawrinka withdrew from the Olympics with a back injury on Tuesday, dealing another blow to the tennis tournament, which has been hit by high-profile withdrawals. The 31-year-old is the third Swiss player to withdraw after Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic, ...

Djokovic too much for Nishikori in final

Aug 1, 2016

Djokovic too much for Nishikori in final

Kei Nishikori missed out on another opportunity to win his first Masters title, falling 6-3, 7-5 to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the Rogers Cup final on Sunday. In his last tournament before heading off to the Rio Olympics, Nishikori reached his third ...