Kei Nishikori beaten by teenager Lorenzo Musetti at Italian Open

Tennis Sep 18, 2020

Kei Nishikori beaten by teenager Lorenzo Musetti at Italian Open

Kei Nishikori was eliminated from the Italian Open in the second round as 18-year-old qualifier Lorenzo Musetti scored his second consecutive upset win in Rome with a 6-3, 6-4 victory on Thursday. The 249th-ranked Musetti, who needed a wild card to play the qualifiers in ...

Naomi Osaka, Kei Nishikori aiming to compete at U.S. Open

Tennis Jun 16, 2020

Naomi Osaka, Kei Nishikori aiming to compete at U.S. Open

Former world No. 1 Naomi Osaka intends to compete at this year's U.S. Open, as does fellow countryman Kei Nishikori, who has been recovering from a right elbow injury, their management company said Tuesday. The pro tennis tour has been put on hold since March ...

Keisuke Honda launches digital media venture featuring high-profile athletes

Soccer Apr 29, 2020

Keisuke Honda launches digital media venture featuring high-profile athletes

Former Japan international Keisuke Honda is set to launch a new digital media venture involving several of the country's high-profile athletes. Voice recordings from the athletes will be distributed by smartphone as part of a monthly subscription service called NowVoice, which launches Wednesday. The venture is ...

Injured Kei Nishikori returns to court at virtual Madrid Open

Tennis Apr 28, 2020

Injured Kei Nishikori returns to court at virtual Madrid Open

Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori returned to action Monday while still on the road to recovery from elbow surgery, joining a group of fellow top tennis professionals in contesting the Madrid Open Virtual Pro, a video game version of the clay-court tournament. With the pro ...

Japanese athletes react to Olympic postponement

Olympics Mar 25, 2020

Japanese athletes react to Olympic postponement

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Some of Japan’s top athletes have expressed mixed feelings following Tuesday’s announcement that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the International Olympic Committee had agreed to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics for “about a year” amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Veteran female sport climber Akiyo ...