Murray dominates Nadal for first Masters title on clay

May 11, 2015

Murray dominates Nadal for first Masters title on clay

Andy Murray beat Rafael Nadal on clay for the first time Sunday, dominating the Madrid Open final for a 6-3, 6-2 win against the four-time champion. It was Murray’s first Masters title on clay, a week after his maiden career tournament victory on the ...

Nishikori falls short

May 10, 2015

Nishikori falls short

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori saw his hopes of reaching the Madrid Open final for the second year in a row end on Saturday with a straight-sets defeat to Britain’s Andy Murray in the semifinals. Murray won 6-3, 6-4 to set up a meeting ...

Nishikori, Nadal move into quarterfinals at Madrid Open

May 8, 2015

Nishikori, Nadal move into quarterfinals at Madrid Open

Rafael Nadal showed no signs of his recent slump as he eased past Italy’s Simone Bolelli 6-2, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open on Thursday. There were also straight sets wins for Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori. Last year’s finalist Nishikori ...

Kyrgios ousts Federer at Madrid Open; Nishikori advances

May 7, 2015

Kyrgios ousts Federer at Madrid Open; Nishikori advances

Top-seeded Roger Federer made an early exit from the Madrid Open on Wednesday after a narrow, second-round loss to Nick Kyrgios. The 20-year-old Australian ended Federer’s hopes of a fourth title at the Spanish tournament by rallying for a 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 ...

Sharapova reaches third round of Madrid Open

May 6, 2015

Sharapova reaches third round of Madrid Open

Maria Sharapova advanced to the third round of the Madrid Open by beating Mariana Duque-Marino of Colombia 6-1, 6-2 on Tuesday. The third-seeded Russian and defending champion broke Duque-Marino’s serve four times while saving three break points on her own serve. “She is someone ...

Streaking Nishikori to battle Nadal in Madrid Open final

May 11, 2014

Streaking Nishikori to battle Nadal in Madrid Open final

Kei Nishikori reached his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final by edging world No. 5 David Ferrer at the Madrid Open on Saturday night. It took just under three hours on court but 12th-ranked Nishikori came through with a 7-6 (7-5), 5-7, 6-3 ...

Nishikori reaches semis, cracks top 10

May 10, 2014

Nishikori reaches semis, cracks top 10

Kei Nishikori will become the first Japanese to crack the top 10 of the ATP rankings following a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Spain’s Feliciano Lopez in the Madrid Open quarterfinals on Friday. The 24-year-old Nishikori is currently 12th in the world, and his previous ...

Nishikori, Nadal move into Madrid Open quarters

May 9, 2014

Nishikori, Nadal move into Madrid Open quarters

Kei Nishikori pulled out a 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5) victory over eighth-seeded Milos Raonic on Thursday to book a spot in the Madrid Open quarterfinals for the second straight year. Nishikori and Raonic traded a break en route to a first-set tiebreaker, which Nishikori ...

Serena, Nadal advance with minimum of fuss

May 8, 2014

Serena, Nadal advance with minimum of fuss

Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal breezed into the Madrid Open third round with their title defenses facing little strain on Wednesday, while Andy Murray made a successful return to clay after nearly a year’s absence. Williams broke Shuai Peng three times in a 6-2, ...

Wawrinka stunned by qualifier in Madrid

May 7, 2014

Wawrinka stunned by qualifier in Madrid

Austrian qualifier Dominic Thiem scored the biggest victory of his young career on Tuesday when he rallied for a 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory over third-ranked Stanislas Wawrinka at the Madrid Open. The 20-year-old Thiem showed composure beyond his years in knocking the Australian Open ...

Nishikori dispatches Dodig in Madrid Open

May 5, 2014

Nishikori dispatches Dodig in Madrid Open

Kei Nishikori, who is bidding for his second consecutive tour title, defeated Ivan Dodig of Croatia in straight sets in the first round of the Madrid Open on Monday. The world No. 12 Nishikori downed Dodig 6-4, 6-4 to set up a meeting with ...