Nishikori makes Toronto semis

Jul 30, 2016

Nishikori makes Toronto semis

Third-seeded Kei Nishikori defeated Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup, setting up a match against world No. 5 Stan Wawrinka in the semis. Nishikori, returning to action in Toronto after an abdominal injury forced him ...

Nishikori reaches Rogers Cup quarterfinals

Jul 29, 2016

Nishikori reaches Rogers Cup quarterfinals

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori powered past American Rajeev Ram on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-4 victory to advance to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals. Nishikori, coming back from an abdominal injury that forced him to retire in the fourth round at Wimbledon, wrapped up ...

Nishikori returns to action with solid victory in Toronto

Jul 28, 2016

Nishikori returns to action with solid victory in Toronto

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori dispatched American qualifier Dennis Novikov 6-4, 7-5 on Wednesday to advance to the third round of the Rogers Cup. In his first match since an abdominal injury forced him to retire in the fourth round at Wimbledon, the third-seeded ...

Nishikori targeting gold medal at Summer Olympics

Jul 12, 2016

Nishikori targeting gold medal at Summer Olympics

Kei Nishikori will be playing for nothing less than an Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro next month. “I’ll aim for gold and do whatever I can to win it,” Nishikori said on Tuesday at a press event for one of his sponsors. ...

Nishikori, Doi exit Wimbledon in fourth round

Jul 4, 2016

Nishikori, Doi exit Wimbledon in fourth round

Kei Nishikori and Misaki Doi both crashed out of Wimbledon in the fourth round on Monday. Taking to No. 2 court following Doi’s straight-sets defeat to Australian Open champion and women’s fourth seed Angelique Kerber, men’s fifth seed Nishikori was sluggish and retired in ...

Nishikori, Doi advance to fourth round at Wimbledon

Jul 3, 2016

Nishikori, Doi advance to fourth round at Wimbledon

Kei Nishikori and Misaki Doi both reached the fourth round after straight-set third-round victories on Saturday, a day of frequent rain interruptions at Wimbledon. In the only Grand Slam in which he has yet to reach the quarterfinals, Nishikori has begun to look comfortable ...

Serena rallies into third round

Jul 2, 2016

Serena rallies into third round

Down a break in the final set and one point away from falling behind 3-0, Serena Williams refused to buckle on Centre Court. Facing the prospect of her earliest ever loss at Wimbledon, the six-time champion summoned her big-match experience — as well as ...

Nishikori bests Benneteau; Doi sends Pliskova packing

Jul 1, 2016

Nishikori bests Benneteau; Doi sends Pliskova packing

Fifth seed Kei Nishikori recovered from an early stumble to power past Julien Benneteau of France 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday and reach the third round at Wimbledon. “After I dropped the first set, I decided to play more aggressively,” said Nishikori, who ...

Federer puts end to dream for Willis

Jun 30, 2016

Federer puts end to dream for Willis

Roger Federer was not about to let this feel-good story spoil his own Wimbledon. The seven-time champion — perhaps the greatest player of all time — showed little mercy Wednesday against Marcus Willis, a 772nd-ranked British qualifier who had never won a tour-level match ...

Nishikori practices after injury; Daniel falls to Monaco

Jun 29, 2016

Nishikori practices after injury; Daniel falls to Monaco

A day after needing treatment for an oblique injury during his first-round victory at Wimbledon, fifth seed Kei Nishikori put in about an hour of practice on Tuesday. Nishikori, who received an on-court massage prior to the final set of his straight-sets victory over ...