More Sports / Tennis Dec 29, 2015

Nishikori sets sights on Grand Slam title in 2016

Kei Nishikori is looking to leave his mark with a Grand Slam title in the coming year as he seeks a quick return to the world top five. "Producing good results in big tournaments like Grand Slams will be important," Nishikori told reporters after holding ...

Jones pulls ahead with three-under 68

More Sports / Golf Nov 27, 2015

Jones pulls ahead with three-under 68

Sydneysider Matt Jones stormed into a three-stroke lead with a three-under-par 68 in the second round of the Australian Open on Friday as reigning champion Jordan Spieth moved into a share of third despite another frustrating day. The American world No. 1 also carded a ...

More Sports / Tennis Feb 2, 2015

Nishikori stays at No. 5

Kei Nishikori, who reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, saw his result reflected in the newly released rankings on Monday as the world No. 5 player remained unchanged from the previous week. Novak Djokovic, who beat Andy Murray in Sunday's final, retained his world ...

Nishikori reflects on Aussie Open exit

More Sports / Tennis Jan 28, 2015

Nishikori reflects on Aussie Open exit

Kei Nishikori's hopes of reaching the semifinals at all four of tennis' Grand Slam tournaments this year ended on Wednesday, when he was beaten in straight sets in the Australian Open quarterfinals by Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka. Nishikori was blown out of the first set and ...

Injured del Potro withdraws from Australian Open

More Sports / Tennis Jan 18, 2015

Injured del Potro withdraws from Australian Open

Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro has withdrawn from the Australian Open due to a lingering wrist injury that he was concerned could cause him further damage if he played the season-opening Grand Slam. The 26-year-old Argentine played just four tournaments last year ...

Aussie Open draw looks good for Nole, Serena

More Sports / Tennis Jan 16, 2015

Aussie Open draw looks good for Nole, Serena

Novak Djokovic's chances of winning a fifth Australian Open title have been boosted by a kind draw in the opening week, while women's top seed Serena Williams kicks off her campaign here against 106th-ranked Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck. World No. 1 Djokovic faces a qualifier ...