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Kei Nishikori advances to third round at U.S. Open

More Sports / Tennis Aug 31, 2018

Kei Nishikori advances to third round at U.S. Open

Kei Nishikori secured a spot in the third round of the U.S. Open when France's Gael Monfils retired with an injury in the second set of their second-round match on Thursday. World No. 19 Nishikori was leading 6-2, 5-4 when his 39th-ranked opponent and 2016 ...

Goffin, Kyrgios roll into Japan Open final

More Sports / Tennis Oct 8, 2016

Goffin, Kyrgios roll into Japan Open final

by Andrew McKirdy

Belgium's David Goffin set up a Japan Open final showdown with Australian Nick Kyrgios after beating Croatia's Marin Cilic 7-5, 6-4 in Saturday's semifinal. Goffin, who had already beaten 2014 U.S. Open champion Cilic twice this year, looked to be in trouble at Ariake Colosseum ...

Kyrgios, Monfils dispatch foes in Japan Open first round

More Sports / Tennis Oct 4, 2016

Kyrgios, Monfils dispatch foes in Japan Open first round

Title contenders Nick Kyrgios and Gael Monfils won their first matches of the Japan Open on Tuesday, both casually disposing of their lowly ranked opponents in straight sets. Traveling well at a career-high 15th in the world, the 21-year-old Australian Kyrgios played with a self-assured ...

Nishikori makes Toronto semis

More Sports / Tennis Jul 30, 2016

Nishikori makes Toronto semis

Third-seeded Kei Nishikori defeated Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup, setting up a match against world No. 5 Stan Wawrinka in the semis. Nishikori, returning to action in Toronto after an abdominal injury forced him to ...

Monfils accused of tanking in defeat

More Sports / Tennis Aug 18, 2015

Monfils accused of tanking in defeat

Ohio Gael Monfils was accused by commentators of "tanking" during his first-round match at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati on Monday, with the 14th-seeded Frenchman losing to Poland's Jerzy Janowicz 6-4, 7-5 in 75 minutes. Monfils served so quickly in the second set the ...

More Sports / Tennis Nov 22, 2014

Monfils downs ailing Federer in Davis Cup

Davis Cup Roger Federer's valiant attempt to shake off a back injury backfired spectacularly when the Swiss 17-time Grand Slam champion was swept aside by Gael Monfils Friday as France leveled the Davis Cup final at 1-1 on Friday. Monfils triumphed 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 and posted ...

Federer saves two match points, rallies past Monfils

More Sports / Tennis Sep 5, 2014

Federer saves two match points, rallies past Monfils

Clearly frustrated by his play and opponent, Roger Federer whacked his racket on the top of the net after a missed volley. Moments later, he barked at the chair umpire: "What's wrong with you, man?" Not long after that, Federer found himself in the precarious ...

Monfils storms into U.S. Open quarters

More Sports / Tennis Sep 3, 2014

Monfils storms into U.S. Open quarters

Gael Monfils follows his own rules. The guy does things on a tennis court no one else has — or can. Just search his name on YouTube and watch any of many video clips showcasing his speed and agility; start with the parallel-to-the-ground, a-few-feet-in-the-air dive ...