Nishikori turns back Verdasco to advance

/ Mar 27, 2017

Nishikori turns back Verdasco to advance

World No. 4 Kei Nishikori beat Fernando Verdasco of Spain 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (5-7), 6-1 in the men’s singles Sunday to advance to the round of 16 for the sixth straight year at the Miami Open. In the third round of the women’s singles, ...

Nishikori tops Anderson, makes 3rd round in Miami

/ Mar 25, 2017

Nishikori tops Anderson, makes 3rd round in Miami

World No. 4 Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round of the Miami Open after defeating Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-4, 6-3 on Friday. Second seed Nishikori, who reached the semifinals in 2014 before a runner-up finish last year, only had one ace ...

Nishikori breezes into fourth round

/ Mar 15, 2017

Nishikori breezes into fourth round

Fourth-seed Kei Nishikori cruised into the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller on Tuesday. Nishikori broke 25th-seeded Muller four times en route to victory in the 72-minute match and will face American Donald Young ...

Nishikori makes solid start at Indian Wells

/ Mar 13, 2017

Nishikori makes solid start at Indian Wells

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori safely advanced to the third round of the BNP Paribas Open with a 6-3, 6-4 straight-sets victory over Daniel Evans in the men’s singles on Sunday. After allowing his British opponent to seize the first break point in the ...

Nishikori begins Argentina Open with win

/ Feb 16, 2017

Nishikori begins Argentina Open with win

Kei Nishikori opened his Argentina Open campaign with a win over local favorite Diego Schwartzman in the second round on Wednesday. Nishikori, the top seed and world No. 5, dropped the first set but came roaring back to post a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 win ...

France plays down Nishikori's Davis Cup no-show

/ Feb 1, 2017

France plays down Nishikori's Davis Cup no-show

France captain Yannick Noah has played down the absence of Japan’s world No. 5 Kei Nishikori and called for total focus from his players ahead of their Davis Cup World Group first-round tie starting Friday. Nishikori said at last month’s Australian Open that he ...

Federer ousts Nishikori at Australian Open

/ Jan 22, 2017

Federer ousts Nishikori at Australian Open

Resilient Roger Federer showed there was still life in the 35-year-old’s legs as he overhauled fifth seed Kei Nishikori 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 on Sunday to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals. After six months out of the game, Federer’s fairy-tale return continued ...

Nadal rallies past Zverev to reach fourth round

/ Jan 21, 2017

Nadal rallies past Zverev to reach fourth round

Rafael Nadal held back time, for one tournament at least, when he rallied for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (7-5), 6-3, 6-2 win over German teenager Alexander Zverev to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open. The 14-time major winner is on a comeback ...

Nishikori flies flag for Asia at Aussie Open

/ Jan 18, 2017

Nishikori flies flag for Asia at Aussie Open

Kei Nishikori swept into the third round of “The Grand Slam of the Asia-Pacific,” then lamented the fact that the world’s most populous continent was still struggling to produce more players capable of ending its Grand Slam men’s singles drought. The fifth-seeded Japanese took ...