Djokovic, Nadal cruise into second round

More Sports / Tennis May 30, 2017

Djokovic, Nadal cruise into second round

Back on the court where he completed his career Grand Slam, Novak Djokovic showed no sign of the crisis of confidence that has affected his game since winning the French Open last year. With new coach Andre Agassi watching from the stands, the second-seeded Serb ...

Nishikori advances to Barcelona Open final

More Sports / Tennis Apr 23, 2016

Nishikori advances to Barcelona Open final

Two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori beat Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-2 to return to the final of the Barcelona Open. The second seed will face either eight-time winner Rafael Nadal or Philipp Kohlschreiber on Sunday. Nishikori got an early break to take a 3-2 lead before Paire ...

Paire ousts Nishikori in semis

More Sports / Tennis Oct 10, 2015

Paire ousts Nishikori in semis

by Andrew McKirdy

Defending champion Kei Nishikori crashed out of the Japan Open after a 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 semifinal defeat to his U.S. Open conqueror Benoit Paire on Saturday. Nishikori was looking to add a third Japan Open title to his 2012 and 2014 triumphs this week at ...

Nishikori loses in first round of U.S. Open

More Sports / Tennis Sep 1, 2015

Nishikori loses in first round of U.S. Open

Kei Nishikori fell in five sets to Benoit Paire of France in the first round of the U.S. Open on Monday. "It's disappointing, but it's more my opponent playing well than my playing badly," said the fourth-seeded Nishikori, a finalist in last year's event, after ...