Spieth survives wild ending at U.S. Open

Jun 22, 2015

Spieth survives wild ending at U.S. Open

Another major for Jordan Spieth. Another stunning loss for Dustin Johnson. Chambers Bay delivered heart-stopping drama Sunday in the U.S. Open when Spieth birdied his final hole to become only the sixth player to win the Masters and the U.S. Open in the same ...

Day overcomes vertigo for share of U.S. Open lead

Jun 21, 2015

Day overcomes vertigo for share of U.S. Open lead

The toughest test in golf met one tough player Saturday at the U.S. Open. Jason Day had every reason to withdraw when he collapsed on the final hole of his second round with a nasty bout of vertigo. He gave it his best shot ...

Spieth, Reed share U.S. Open lead

Jun 20, 2015

Spieth, Reed share U.S. Open lead

U.S. Open Masters champion Jordan Spieth is halfway home from the second leg of the Grand Slam. It sure feels a lot farther away in this U.S. Open. Spieth overcame a double bogey on the par-4 18th hole that he called “the dumbest hole” ...

Stenson, Johnson lead U.S. Open

Jun 19, 2015

Stenson, Johnson lead U.S. Open

So much for Chambers Bay being the star of this U.S. Open. Thursday turned into another horror show for Tiger Woods. Henrik Stenson and Dustin Johnson set the tone on the wild terrain of Chambers Bay, which made a relatively gentle debut. Both shot ...

Tiger still spinning same old tale

Jun 17, 2015

Tiger still spinning same old tale

by Tim Dahlberg

The questions come less often, largely because the story is getting old. Or maybe it’s just that no one really believes anymore, even Tiger Woods himself. The downfall of the greatest player of his time can be measured in any number of ways, whether ...

Win 'The Road to Top'

Apr 28, 2015

Win 'The Road to Top'

The Japan Times is offering several readers the chance to win a copy of the recently released Japanese book “The Road to Top” about Kei Nishikori and his rise to become one of the best tennis players in the world. The autobiography traces Nishikori’s ...

Nishikori reaffirms goal to become best in the world

Sep 13, 2014

Nishikori reaffirms goal to become best in the world

Kei Nishikori called his loss at Monday’s U.S. Open final an important step in his career when he arrived in Japan on Saturday. “The frustration of losing the final was big, but it marked my taking a big step in my tennis career,” Nishikori ...

Cilic ends Nishikori's dream run

Sep 9, 2014

Cilic ends Nishikori's dream run

Kei Nishikori came up short in his bid to become the first Asian man to win a Grand Slam title, losing in straight sets to Marin Cilic in the U.S. Open final on Monday. Tenth-seeded Nishikori fell 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to his Croatian opponent, ...

Fans rally behind Nishikori despite loss

Sep 9, 2014

Fans rally behind Nishikori despite loss

by Kazuaki Nagata

Despite a disappointing loss for Kei Nishikori in the U.S. Open final Tuesday in New York, Japanese fans rallied behind the young tennis star, saying that his improbable run to the final will be a valuable experience for him. Nishikori’s loss “was of course ...

Williams earns three-peat

Sep 8, 2014

Williams earns three-peat

A couple of months before Serena Williams capped her dominant run to a third consecutive U.S. Open championship and 18th major singles title Sunday night, she sat down with coach Patrick Mouratoglou to decipher why the season had been such a struggle by her ...

Nishikori ready to make history

Sep 8, 2014

Nishikori ready to make history

Kei Nishikori’s journey to the U.S. Open final began a decade ago, when he was spotted as a teen at a tryout in Japan and invited to move to Florida to attend a tennis academy. Nishikori was among the first beneficiaries of a project ...