Nadal to miss Wimbledon with wrist injury

Jun 10, 2016

Nadal to miss Wimbledon with wrist injury

Rafael Nadal will miss Wimbledon after failing to recover from the wrist injury which also forced his early withdrawal from the French Open, the Spanish star announced on his Facebook page. “Hi everybody. I’m sad to announce that after talking to my doctors, and ...

Nadal breezes past Groth into French Open second round

May 24, 2016

Nadal breezes past Groth into French Open second round

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal stormed into the French Open second round on Tuesday with a 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 mauling of Australia’s Sam Groth. Nadal, the fourth seed, took his overall record in Paris to 71 wins against just two losses. The Spaniard needed only ...

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 ...

Nishikori books Rome semifinal against Djokovic

May 14, 2016

Nishikori books Rome semifinal against Djokovic

Kei Nishikori defeated Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-3, 7-5 at the Italian Open on Friday to set up a semifinal match against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. The 15th-ranked Thiem grabbed an early 3-1 lead, but Nishikori soon took control, reeling off five games ...

Nishikori eases past Gasquet at Italian Open

May 13, 2016

Nishikori eases past Gasquet at Italian Open

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori cruised into the quarterfinals of the Italian Open with a straight-sets win over former nemesis Richard Gasquet of France on Thursday. Nishikori, who beat the 12th-ranked Gasquet for the first time in seven meetings between the two at last ...

Federer tops Zverev at Italian Open

May 12, 2016

Federer tops Zverev at Italian Open

Roger Federer put his full array of shots on display in a 6-3, 7-5 win over Alexander Zverev on Wednesday in the second round of the Italian Open, an encouraging performance considering he only decided to play moments before stepping onto the court. “I ...

Djokovic downs Nishikori to set up final against Murray

May 8, 2016

Djokovic downs Nishikori to set up final against Murray

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic set up a mouthwatering Madrid Masters final showdown against defending champion Andy Murray by seeing off Kei Nishikori 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) on Saturday. Murray, the second seed, earlier registered just his second ever win over Rafael Nadal on clay ...

Nishikori makes Madrid semis

May 7, 2016

Nishikori makes Madrid semis

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori moved into the semifinals of the Madrid Open for the third year in a row on Friday, coming from behind to secure a 6-7 (8-6), 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 win over Nick Kyrgios and set up a meeting with world ...

Nadal sues former French minister over doping accusation

Apr 26, 2016

Nadal sues former French minister over doping accusation

Rafael Nadal filed suit Monday against a former French minister who accused him of doping, saying he needs to defend his integrity and image as an athlete. The Spanish tennis star said his lawyers lodged the defamation suit in Paris against Roselyne Bachelot because ...

Nadal defeats Nishikori in battle of Barcelona champions

Apr 25, 2016

Nadal defeats Nishikori in battle of Barcelona champions

Rafael Nadal beat defending champion Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-5 to win the Barcelona Open for the ninth time on Sunday, equaling Guillermo Vilas’ record of 49 career clay-court titles. Nadal added this title to his trophy from Monte Carlo last week as the 14-time ...

Nishikori advances to Barcelona Open final

Apr 23, 2016

Nishikori advances to Barcelona Open final

Two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori beat Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-2 to return to the final of the Barcelona Open. The second seed will face either eight-time winner Rafael Nadal or Philipp Kohlschreiber on Sunday. Nishikori got an early break to take a 3-2 lead ...