Nishikori powers into final 16

Aug 31, 2014

Nishikori powers into final 16

Kei Nishikori advanced to the round of 16 at the U.S. Open for the first time since 2008 with a straight-sets victory over Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer on Saturday. World No. 11 Nishikori won 6-4, 6-2, 6-3, and will face big-serving Milos Raonic in the ...

Nishikori reaches third round of U.S. Open

Aug 29, 2014

Nishikori reaches third round of U.S. Open

Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday after Pablo Andujar retired from their match at the year’s final Grand Slam event. Tenth seed Nishikori had taken a commanding 6-4, 6-1 lead when Andujar pulled out ahead of the ...

Nishikori cruises by Odesnik

Aug 27, 2014

Nishikori cruises by Odesnik

Kei Nishikori defeated American Wayne Odesnik in straight sets Tuesday to advance to the second round of the U.S. Open, the year’s final Grand Slam event. Nishikori, who missed two ATP tournaments after having a cyst removed from his right big toe on Aug. ...

Aug 23, 2014

Nishikori expresses concern about fitness level

Kei Nishikori has spoken of his fitness concerns as he prepares to return to action for the first time in nearly a month at the U.S. Open, which begins on Monday. The 24-year-old needed three weeks of recovery after having a cyst removed from ...

Gasquet routs Nishikori

Aug 2, 2014

Gasquet routs Nishikori

Richard Gasquet beat Kei Nishikori in straight sets to join Wimbledon semifinalist Milos Raonic in the semifinals of the Citi Open on Friday. The sixth-seeded Frenchman blew by fourth-seeded Nishikori 6-1, 6-4 in only 59 minutes. Gasquet, who improved to 5-0 against Nishikori, fired ...

Nishikori outlasts Lacko, faces Gasquet in quarters

Aug 1, 2014

Nishikori outlasts Lacko, faces Gasquet in quarters

Kei Nishikori battled through a second challenging three-set test Thursday to reach the Citi Open quarterfinals where he’ll face an opponent he has never beaten, Frenchman Richard Gasquet. Nishikori, the fourth seed, outlasted Slovakian Lukas Lacko 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 in the third round while ...

Nishikori beats Querrey to make 3rd round at Citi Open

Jul 31, 2014

Nishikori beats Querrey to make 3rd round at Citi Open

Kei Nishikori won his opening match on the pre-U.S. Open hard-court circuit, beating Sam Querrey of the United States 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 Wednesday in the second round of the Citi Open. Fourth-seeded Nishikori, who received a first-round bye, was playing for the first time ...

Nishikori growing in confidence against top players

Jul 30, 2014

Nishikori growing in confidence against top players

Kei Nishikori has new confidence against the top stars in tennis, thanks to some success on the court and in his work with coach Michael Chang. Nishikori, enjoying his best ATP season with a repeat title at Memphis and win on Barcelona clay, begins ...

Nishikori falls against Raonic in fourth round

Jul 2, 2014

Nishikori falls against Raonic in fourth round

In a match between two of tennis’ most promising young stars, big-serving Milos Raonic defeated Kei Nishikori on Tuesday, ending the No. 10 seed’s Wimbledon run in the fourth round. After making a strong start to capture the first set, Nishikori was blasted away ...

Nishikori downs Bolelli in five sets in delayed match

Jul 1, 2014

Nishikori downs Bolelli in five sets in delayed match

Kei Nishikori needed two days and five nail-biting sets but eventually defeated Italy’s Simone Bolelli 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4 to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon for the first time in his career on Monday morning. Momentum ebbed and flowed throughout the ...

Nishikori reaches Wimbledon fourth round for first time

Jun 30, 2014

Nishikori reaches Wimbledon fourth round for first time

Kei Nishikori needed two days and five nail-biting sets but eventually defeated Italy’s Simone Bolelli 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4 to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon for the first time in his career on Monday. Momentum ebbed and flowed throughout the over ...