Clinical Nishikori starts Miami Open campaign with win

Mar 27, 2016

Clinical Nishikori starts Miami Open campaign with win

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori got off to winning start at the Miami Open on Saturday, dismissing Frenchman Pierre Hugues-Herbert in straight sets to advance to the third round. Sixth-seeded Nishikori, who was given a bye in the first round, prevailed 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) ...

Mar 25, 2016

Nishikori, Herbert to clash in Miami

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori will face Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert in his opening match at the Miami Open. Nishikori, the sixth seed, has a first-round bye and is scheduled to meet 107th-ranked Herbert in the second round on Saturday. Herbert advanced with a 7-5, ...

Nadal tops Nishikori in quarters

Mar 19, 2016

Nadal tops Nishikori in quarters

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori fell short against Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday, losing in straight sets 6-4, 6-3. “I had my chances, but my mistakes were decisive,” Nishikori said. “My forehand was really good at the ...

Nishikori battles past Isner, will face Nadal in quarters

Mar 17, 2016

Nishikori battles past Isner, will face Nadal in quarters

Kei Nishikori had to draw on every ounce of his fighting spirit to take a fourth-round victory at the BNP Paribas Open over American John Isner on Wednesday. The world No. 6 shrugged off a terrible start and saved match point in the third ...

Nishikori eases by Johnson

Mar 16, 2016

Nishikori eases by Johnson

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori advanced to the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open with a third-round victory in straight sets on Tuesday. Nishikori, who is seeking to win his first ATP tour masters event, beat 30th-seeded American Steve Johnson 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 ...

Nishikori advances at BNP Paribas Open

Mar 14, 2016

Nishikori advances at BNP Paribas Open

Aiming to win his first Masters event, world No. 6 Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round of the BNP Paribas Open with a straight-sets, second-round win on Sunday. The fifth-seeded Japanese defeated Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3, 6-3 to remain unbeaten in his career against ...

Nishikori falls in thrilling Davis Cup duel with Murray

Mar 7, 2016

Nishikori falls in thrilling Davis Cup duel with Murray

Japan failed to reach the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup, losing its first-round World Group fixture against Britain when Kei Nishikori lost in five sets to world No. 2 Andy Murray in an epic reverse singles match on Sunday. Murray took the first two ...

Nishikori levels tie with Britain

Mar 5, 2016

Nishikori levels tie with Britain

Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori both won their 12th straight match in the Davis Cup to leave titleholder Britain and Japan tied at 1-1 in the first round on Friday. Playing his first match in nearly five weeks and since becoming a father, Murray ...

Nishikori makes early exit at Acapulco Open

Feb 25, 2016

Nishikori makes early exit at Acapulco Open

Kei Nishikori’s run at the Acapulco Open came to an early second-round end on Wednesday as American Sam Querrey beat the world No. 6, 6-4, 6-3 to advance. Nishikori entered the match having recently beaten Querrey twice, once in straight sets at the Japan ...

Feb 23, 2016

JTA announces four-man squad for Davis Cup match against Britain

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori will spearhead Japan’s Davis Cup team for its upcoming World Group first-round match against Britain as the Japan Tennis Association named its team on Tuesday. Taro Daniel, ranked 87th in the world, 126th-ranked Yoshihito Nishioka and 238th-ranked Yasutaka Uchiyama ...

Nishikori, Osaka cruise in Acapulco openers

Feb 23, 2016

Nishikori, Osaka cruise in Acapulco openers

Kei Nishikori cruised to victory in his opening match in the Acapulco Open on Monday, defeating Thiemo de Bakker 6-0, 6-3 in less than an hour. The second-seeded Nishikori was sharp in his first match since capturing his fourth Memphis Open title a week ...