Diego Schwartzman tops Kei Nishikori in Italian Open quarterfinals

Tennis May 17, 2019

Diego Schwartzman tops Kei Nishikori in Italian Open quarterfinals

Argentina's Diego Schwartzman cruised past Kei Nishikori in straight sets to advance to the Italian Open semifinals on Thursday. Schwartzman won 6-4, 6-2 in 87 minutes in the quarterfinal for his first win against Nishikori, the sixth seed. The 24th-ranked one-time French Open quarterfinalist has not ...

Naomi Osaka, Kei Nishikori advance to Italian Open quarterfinals

Tennis May 17, 2019

Naomi Osaka, Kei Nishikori advance to Italian Open quarterfinals

Women's world No. 1 Naomi Osaka and seventh-ranked men's player Kei Nishikori both advanced to the Italian Open quarterfinals with two wins apiece on Thursday. A day after rain washed out play on the Foro Italico's red clay, Osaka defeated 39th-ranked Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-3, ...

Kei Nishikori falls in Rome quarters

More Sports / Tennis May 19, 2018

Kei Nishikori falls in Rome quarters

Kei Nishikori fell to former world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals of the clay-court Italian Open on Friday, going down 2-6, 6-1, 6-3. Nishikori, currently ranked 24th in the world, got off to a strong start against the 11th-seeded Serbian, nabbing unanswered breaks ...

Kei Nishikori advances to Italian Open quarterfinals

More Sports / Tennis May 18, 2018

Kei Nishikori advances to Italian Open quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori powered past Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in straight sets Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Italian Open. Nishikori, coming off a win against world No. 4 Grigor Dimitrov a day earlier, defeated the 28th-ranked Kohlschreiber 6-1, 6-2 in just over an ...

Nishikori advances to quarters in Rome

More Sports / Tennis May 18, 2017

Nishikori advances to quarters in Rome

Kei Nishikori rolled into the Italian Open quarterfinals for the third straight year by beating David Ferrer in straight sets Wednesday. Nishikori, who had a bye into the second round and also defeated Ferrer in two sets at last week's Madrid Open, won 7-5, 6-2 ...

Murray sinks Djokovic in Rome final

More Sports / Tennis May 16, 2016

Murray sinks Djokovic in Rome final

Andy Murray celebrated his 29th birthday by beating Novak Djokovic on clay for the first time to win the Italian Open title Sunday in a match that Djokovic argued should have been stopped due to rain. Gaining a measure of revenge for his loss to ...

Nishikori books Rome semifinal against Djokovic

More Sports / Tennis May 14, 2016

Nishikori books Rome semifinal against Djokovic

Kei Nishikori defeated Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-3, 7-5 at the Italian Open on Friday to set up a semifinal match against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. The 15th-ranked Thiem grabbed an early 3-1 lead, but Nishikori soon took control, reeling off five games in ...

Nishikori eases past Gasquet at Italian Open

More Sports / Tennis May 13, 2016

Nishikori eases past Gasquet at Italian Open

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori cruised into the quarterfinals of the Italian Open with a straight-sets win over former nemesis Richard Gasquet of France on Thursday. Nishikori, who beat the 12th-ranked Gasquet for the first time in seven meetings between the two at last week's ...

Federer tops Zverev at Italian Open

More Sports / Tennis May 12, 2016

Federer tops Zverev at Italian Open

Roger Federer put his full array of shots on display in a 6-3, 7-5 win over Alexander Zverev on Wednesday in the second round of the Italian Open, an encouraging performance considering he only decided to play moments before stepping onto the court. "I was ...