Federer advances in Germany

Jun 16, 2016

Federer advances in Germany

Roger Federer got his bid for a ninth Halle grass-court title off to a winning start on Wednesday with a 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) victory over Germany’s world No. 88 Jan-Lennard Struff. The top seed and world No. 3 will face Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri, ranked ...

Nishikori suffers pre-Wimbledon injury blow

Jun 15, 2016

Nishikori suffers pre-Wimbledon injury blow

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori withdrew from the Gerry Weber Open for the second straight season on Wednesday. Nishikori forfeited his second-round match against Germany’s Florian Mayer due to an injury to his oblique muscles. During his first-round match against France’s Lucas Pouille on ...

Jun 6, 2016

Nishikori, Doi to represent Japan in Rio

Kei Nishikori has secured his place at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after the latest world rankings were released on Sunday. Sixth-ranked Nishikori will be joined in Rio by Misaki Doi, who is 48th in the women’s rankings. Nishikori, who reached the quarterfinals at ...

Nishikori falls short in Paris

May 30, 2016

Nishikori falls short in Paris

Kei Nishikori was bundled out of the French Open in the fourth round Sunday, losing to Frenchman Richard Gasquet in a rain-hit four setter, 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 at Roland Garros. “I was missing too much. I couldn’t really get my feeling today. And ...

Nishikori beats Verdasco in thriller

May 28, 2016

Nishikori beats Verdasco in thriller

Kei Nishikori won a riveting five-set duel against Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco on Friday to advance to the fourth round of the French Open. In his second five-setter of the year, Nishikori, who is No. 6 in the world rankings, defeated the 52nd-ranked Spaniard ...

Nishikori cruises past Kuznetsov to make third round

May 26, 2016

Nishikori cruises past Kuznetsov to make third round

Kei Nishikori and Naomi Osaka both advanced to the third round at the French Open on Wednesday, while Taro Daniel was knocked out in straight sets by third seed and defending champion Stan Wawrinka. Nishikori, ranked sixth in the world and seeded fifth at ...

Nishikori, Osaka move on at French Open

May 25, 2016

Nishikori, Osaka move on at French Open

Kei Nishikori and Naomi Osaka both advanced to the third round at the French Open on Wednesday. Nishikori, ranked sixth in the world and seeded fifth at Roland Garros, rolled past Russian world No. 40 Andrey Kusnetsov 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. The 18-year-old Osaka, ranked ...

Nishikori puts away Bolelli in straight sets after delay

May 24, 2016

Nishikori puts away Bolelli in straight sets after delay

Kei Nishikori chalked up his 50th career Grand Slam win Monday at the French Open, finishing his rain-delayed opening match in a straight-set win over Italy’s Simone Bolelli, 6-1, 7-5, 6-3. Resuming play from Sunday with a 2-1 lead in the third set, Nishikori ...

Nishikori forced to wait at rainy French Open

May 23, 2016

Nishikori forced to wait at rainy French Open

Kei Nishikori took a two-set lead over Simone Bolelli of Italy in the first round of the French Open on Sunday, but play was called off due to rain in the middle of the third set. With Nishikori up 2-1 in the third set ...

Nishikori raring to go in Paris

May 21, 2016

Nishikori raring to go in Paris

A string of good results on clay this spring has world No. 6 Kei Nishikori excited about the upcoming French Open. Speaking to reporters after Friday’s draw, Nishikori said he was fit and in peak form after reaching a pair of masters semifinals in ...