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Murray pounces on Kyrgios

Andy Murray brutally crushed Nick Kyrgios’s hopes of shaking up the old order at the French Open Saturday with a straight-sets win to reach the last 16. Third-seeded Murray, twice a semifinalist in Paris, cruised to a 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 victory, capitalizing on the 20-year-old Australian’s inconsistency which saw thunderous, ...

Djokovic rolls into 3rd round

May 29, 2015

Djokovic rolls into 3rd round

Novak Djokovic was more concerned with a loss of concentration than a loss of footing Thursday, as the top-ranked Serb reached the third round of the French Open by beating Gilles Muller 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. The eight-time Grand Slam champion, who has lost two ...

Nadal rolls to second-round victory over Almagro

May 28, 2015

Nadal rolls to second-round victory over Almagro

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal of Spain eased into the third round of the French Open with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 win against countryman Nicolas Almagro on Thursday. Although the sixth-seeded Nadal had to save a break point in his opening service game, and was ...

May 28, 2015

Nishikori moves into fourth round after Becker pulls out with shoulder injury

Fifth seed Kei Nishikori reached the French Open fourth round on Thursday when scheduled last-32 opponent Benjamin Becker withdrew with a shoulder injury. “Benjamin Becker withdraws with right shoulder injury, Nishikori advances to R16. Wishing Benjamin a speedy recovery,” tweeted the official Roland Garros ...

Nishikori moves into 3rd round with victory in straight sets

May 28, 2015

Nishikori moves into 3rd round with victory in straight sets

Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round of the French Open for the first time in two years on Wednesday with a straight-sets victory over Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci. The fifth seed Nishikori defeated Bellucci, a left-handed clay-court specialist ranked 40th in the world, 7-5, ...

Nishikori advances to third round of French Open

May 27, 2015

Nishikori advances to third round of French Open

Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round of the French Open for the first time in two years on Wednesday with a straight-sets victory over Brazil’s Thomaz Belluci. The fifth seeded Nishikori defeated Bellucci, a left-handed clay-court specialist ranked 40th in the world, 7-5, ...

Djokovic, Nadal start French Open with comfortable wins

May 27, 2015

Djokovic, Nadal start French Open with comfortable wins

If anyone at the French Open needed a reminder, Novak Djokovic was on court to show what champions are made of. Returning to Roland Garros a year after he lost in the final to Rafael Nadal, the Serb posted a convincing 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 ...

Sharapova, Berdych advance to 2nd round

May 26, 2015

Sharapova, Berdych advance to 2nd round

Maria Sharapova was unfazed by the boos she heard when leaving the center court of Roland Garros on Monday without treating the crowd to a post-match interview. After all, she had good reasons to rush to the locker room. Battling a cold that had ...

Japanese challengers tumble at French Open

May 25, 2015

Japanese challengers tumble at French Open

No. 4 seed Tomas Berdych showed no mercy to Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka in the first round of the French Open on Monday, defeating the teenager 6-0, 7-5, 6-3 on Court Suzanne Lenglen. Nishioka was one of three Japanese men to lose, leaving only ...

Nishikori off to strong start

May 25, 2015

Nishikori off to strong start

Fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori eased into the second round of the French Open on Sunday, beating French wild-card Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-3, 7-5, 6-1. Winning 79 percent of points on his first serve and hammering down seven aces, Nishikori converted seven of his 15 break points ...

Nishikori off to strong start at French Open

May 25, 2015

Nishikori off to strong start at French Open

Fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori eased into the second round of the French Open on Sunday, beating French wild-card Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-3, 7-5, 6-1. Winning 79 percent of points on his first serve and hammering down seven aces, Nishikori converted seven of his 15 break points ...

Japan breaks French Open record

May 24, 2015

Japan breaks French Open record

Japan smashed a record which had stood for almost half a century at the French Open on Sunday by seeing five men make the first-round draw. Not since 1967 has Japan enjoyed such relative riches in Paris with world No. 5 Kei Nishikori leading ...

Nishikori confident ahead of French Open

May 23, 2015

Nishikori confident ahead of French Open

Japanese ace Kei Nishikori is confident he can build on his recent success on clay when he opens his campaign against local favorite Paul-Henri Mathieu in the first round of the French Open on Sunday. The fifth-seeded Nishikori reached the last 16 of the ...