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Kei Nishikori back to best in win over Grigor Dimitrov

More Sports / Tennis Jan 4, 2019

Kei Nishikori back to best in win over Grigor Dimitrov

Kei Nishikori showed he was back to his best form as he downed Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov 7-5, 7-5 to reach the semifinals of the Brisbane International on Thursday. Nishikori proved too consistent for the Bulgarian in a high-quality match, securing crucial breaks at 5-5 in ...

Kei Nishikori starts 2019 with win

More Sports / Tennis Jan 3, 2019

Kei Nishikori starts 2019 with win

Kei Nishikori kicked off his 2019 campaign on a winning note Wednesday, beating American Denis Kudla 7-5, 6-2 at the Brisbane International. Nishikori, the world No. 9 and second seed, fired seven aces and won 84 percent of his first-serve points to book a spot ...

Britain defeats Greece in opening Hopman Cup match

More Sports / Tennis Dec 29, 2018

Britain defeats Greece in opening Hopman Cup match

Cameron Norrie and Katie Boulter beat Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari 4-3, 3-4, 4-3, including 5-4 in a tiebreaker in the deciding mixed doubles set in the Fast4 format, to give Britain a 2-1 win over Greece in the opening match of the eight-team ...

Naomi Osaka donates tennis rackets to quake-hit Hokkaido

More Sports / Tennis Dec 17, 2018

Naomi Osaka donates tennis rackets to quake-hit Hokkaido

Naomi Osaka, this year's U.S. Open women's singles champion, on Monday donated 30 tennis rackets to children in Hokkaido, which was hit by a major earthquake in September. Osaka's grandfather Tetsuo, 73, who lives in Nemuro in the northernmost prefecture, attended a presentation ceremony at ...

Osaka, Nishikori carried flag for Japanese tennis in '18

More Sports / Tennis Dec 16, 2018

Osaka, Nishikori carried flag for Japanese tennis in '18

With Naomi Osaka enjoying a breakthrough campaign in 2018 and Kei Nishikori making a strong comeback from a career-threatening injury, the past season proved fruitful for emerging tennis powerhouse Japan. Osaka started 2018 at No. 68 in the WTA rankings but experienced a dramatic rise ...