Nishikori reaches Swiss Indoors quarterfinals

Oct 27, 2016

Nishikori reaches Swiss Indoors quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori advanced to the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors with a straight-sets win over Paolo Lorenzi on Wednesday. In his second match back since suffering an injury at the Japan Open in early October, world No. 5 Nishikori made 18 unforced errors in ...

Oct 23, 2016

Fit-again Nishikori eyes Swiss Indoors title

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori on Saturday claimed to be fully fit after recovering from a gluteal muscle injury suffered this month and is raring to go at the Swiss Indoors. Nishikori, who pulled out of the Japan Open in the second round on ...

Nishikori qualifies for ATP Tour finals

Oct 12, 2016

Nishikori qualifies for ATP Tour finals

Kei Nishikori will make a third straight appearance at the ATP Tour finals next month after becoming the fifth player to qualify for the season-ending tournament, organizers said on Wednesday. The 26-year-old world No. 4 will join the top three players — Novak Djokovic, ...

Rising star Nishioka stepping out of Nishikori's shadow

Oct 12, 2016

Rising star Nishioka stepping out of Nishikori's shadow

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There’s absolutely no doubt that the current rise in popularity of Japanese tennis stemmed from Kei Nishikori, whose name is now synonymous with the sport in this country. Youngster Yoshihito Nishioka, Nishikori’s compatriot, fully agrees and is pleased that tennis is gaining attention in ...

Oct 6, 2016

Nishikori pulls out of Shanghai Masters

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori has withdrawn from the upcoming Shanghai Masters due to injury and will seek to make his comeback at the Swiss Indoors later this month, his management company announced Thursday. Nishikori retired from his second-round match at the Japan Open ...

Ailing Nishikori pulls out of Japan Open

Oct 5, 2016

Ailing Nishikori pulls out of Japan Open

Kei Nishikori went from dominant to debilitated in a span of five minutes at the Japan Open on Wednesday as an injury forced him to pull out in the first set of his second-round match against Joao Sousa of Portugal. With two service breaks ...

Nishikori overcomes shaky start to beat Young at Japan Open

Oct 3, 2016

Nishikori overcomes shaky start to beat Young at Japan Open

It was not altogether convincing, but Kei Nishikori overcame a first-set wobble to beat Donald Young 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 on the opening night of the Japan Open on Monday. Nishikori cracked at the worst time in the first set, dropping his serve and the ...

Sep 29, 2016

Nishikori aims for third Japan Open title

Kei Nishikori has been handed a huge boost in his hunt for a third Japan Open title after holder and third-ranked Swiss Stan Wawrinka pulled out with a back problem on Thursday. World No. 5 Nishikori, who won the singles bronze medal at the ...

Nishikori, Japan aiming high after Davis Cup playoff sweep

Sep 18, 2016

Nishikori, Japan aiming high after Davis Cup playoff sweep

Kei Nishikori fired a warning shot ahead of next season’s Davis Cup after Japan completed a comprehensive 5-0 win over hapless Ukraine in a World Group playoff on Sunday. Taro Daniel and Yoshihito Nishioka each earned another singles win for Japan at Utsubo Tennis ...

Sep 12, 2016

Nishikori moves up to world No. 5

Kei Nishikori moved up two spots to fifth in the ATP world rankings Monday after reaching the semifinals of the U.S. Open. At Flushing Meadows, Nishikori defeated second-ranked Andy Murray — just his second win over the Scotsman in nine meetings — to advance ...