Nishikori, Miyazato hail Matsuyama

/ Jun 22, 2017

Nishikori, Miyazato hail Matsuyama

Kei Nishikori on Tuesday heaped praise on his “amazing” countryman Hideki Matsuyama for reaching No. 2 in the PGA Tour rankings, the best ever position for a Japanese male golfer.But while he offered major praise, Nishikori hinted that he feels Matsuyama is not getting ...

Late run gives Matsuyama tie for second at U.S. Open

/ Jun 19, 2017

Late run gives Matsuyama tie for second at U.S. Open

On the last day of the U.S. Open, Hideki Matsuyama was better than everyone else. Better than Brian Harman, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas and the rest of the congested leaderboard.Just not good enough. Matsuyama shot a 6-under 66 on Sunday to pull within one ...

Pliskova stuns Serena in U.S. Open semifinals

/ Sep 9, 2016

Pliskova stuns Serena in U.S. Open semifinals

For the second year in a row, Serena Williams’ bid to make history ended with a shocking loss in the U.S. Open semifinals.A seventh title at Flushing Meadows, which would have been an Open-era record, will have to wait. So will a 23rd Grand ...

Nishikori savors revenge against Murray

/ Sep 8, 2016

Nishikori savors revenge against Murray

Kei Nishikori is calm and quiet on court and a paragon of sportsmanship, but he enjoyed taking revenge against Andy Murray at the U.S. Open on Wednesday.Nishikori had lost seven of their previous eight matches before his impressive 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 upset ...

Nishikori cuts down Karlovic, makes quarterfinals

/ Sep 6, 2016

Nishikori cuts down Karlovic, makes quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori felled the towering Ivo Karlovic of Croatia with surgical precision in a straight-sets win on Monday that lifted the sixth seed to the U.S. Open quarterfinals.Nishikori, the U.S. Open runnerup two years ago, beat Karlovic 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) in the final ...

Serena breaks record with win over Larsson

/ Sep 4, 2016

Serena breaks record with win over Larsson

Serena Williams sped past another milestone Saturday, dominating Sweden’s Johanna Larsson 6-2, 6-1 to surpass Martina Navratilova for most Grand Slam wins by a woman with 307.Not only has world No. 1 surpassed Navratilova, she matched Roger Federer’s mark for men. “To be up ...