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Kei Nishikori retires from first match at Barcelona Open

Kei Nishikori retired from his first match at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday just three days after contesting an ATP Masters Series final with world No. 1 Rafael Nadal. Having received a first-round bye, Nishikori lost his second-round match to Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 0-0 when he retired after the first ...

Japan, Britain tied in Fed Cup clash

/ Apr 21, 2018

Japan, Britain tied in Fed Cup clash

World No. 22 Naomi Osaka defeated Heather Watson in straight sets Saturday before Kurumi Nara lost her match, giving Japan a 1-1 tie with Britain in their Fed Cup World Group 2 playoff. Osaka beat the 77th-ranked Watson 6-2, 6-3 in Japan's opening rubber at ...

Nadal advances as Djokovic ousted at Monte Carlo Masters

/ Apr 20, 2018

Nadal advances as Djokovic ousted at Monte Carlo Masters

Rafael Nadal remains on course to retain his Monte Carlo Masters title and won't have Novak Djokovic standing in his way. The top-ranked Nadal beat big-hitting Russian Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-2 on Friday to reach the quarterfinals, clinching victory with a clinical smash at the ...

Yuichi Sugita loses in first round at Monte Carlo

/ Apr 18, 2018

Yuichi Sugita loses in first round at Monte Carlo

Yuichi Sugita bowed out in the opening round of the Monte-Carlo Masters on Tuesday with a 6-3, 6-2 loss to Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany. World No. 43 Sugita had won the only previous meeting between the pair on tour, but could only convert a single ...

Kei Nishikori beats Tomas Berdych in Monte Carlo

/ Apr 16, 2018

Kei Nishikori beats Tomas Berdych in Monte Carlo

Kei Nishikori fought back from a set down to see off Czech No. 12 seed Tomas Berdych on Monday and reach the Monte Carlo Masters second round. In a battle of two former Grand Slam finalists, Nishikori raced through the final two sets to progress ...

Rafael Nadal prevails in return

/ Apr 7, 2018

Rafael Nadal prevails in return

Spain's Rafael Nadal returned to action with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 Davis Cup win over Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber on Friday to set a record for the longest winning streak in the competition's history. World No. 1 Nadal had not played since he retired from his ...

Julia Goerges ousts Naomi Osaka at Charleston Open

/ Apr 6, 2018

Julia Goerges ousts Naomi Osaka at Charleston Open

Naomi Osaka fell to No. 5 seed Julia Goerges in straight sets in the third round of the Charleston Open on Thursday. Osaka, the 10th seed and recently crowned Indian Wells champion, lost 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 to Goerges despite holding a comfortable first-set lead over ...