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Nishikori survives scare in opener

More Sports / Tennis Jan 15, 2019

Nishikori survives scare in opener

Kei Nishikori survived a dramatic Australian Open first-round match Tuesday after his Polish qualifier opponent retired with cramps in the searing heat having raced to a shock two-set lead. Eighth seed Nishikori of Japan won 3-6, 6-7 (6-8), 6-0, 6-2, 3-0 but the scoreline fails ...

Kei Nishikori rolls into Brisbane final

More Sports / Tennis Jan 5, 2019

Kei Nishikori rolls into Brisbane final

Kei Nishikori was in superb form as he demolished Jeremy Chardy 6-2, 6-2 in the semifinals of the Brisbane International on Saturday. The 29-year-old gave his French opponent no chance as he put on a commanding all-court display to advance to the final for the ...

Kei Nishikori back to best in win over Grigor Dimitrov

More Sports / Tennis Jan 4, 2019

Kei Nishikori back to best in win over Grigor Dimitrov

Kei Nishikori showed he was back to his best form as he downed Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov 7-5, 7-5 to reach the semifinals of the Brisbane International on Thursday. Nishikori proved too consistent for the Bulgarian in a high-quality match, securing crucial breaks at 5-5 in ...

Kei Nishikori starts 2019 with win

More Sports / Tennis Jan 3, 2019

Kei Nishikori starts 2019 with win

Kei Nishikori kicked off his 2019 campaign on a winning note Wednesday, beating American Denis Kudla 7-5, 6-2 at the Brisbane International. Nishikori, the world No. 9 and second seed, fired seven aces and won 84 percent of his first-serve points to book a spot ...

Osaka, Nishikori carried flag for Japanese tennis in '18

More Sports / Tennis Dec 16, 2018

Osaka, Nishikori carried flag for Japanese tennis in '18

With Naomi Osaka enjoying a breakthrough campaign in 2018 and Kei Nishikori making a strong comeback from a career-threatening injury, the past season proved fruitful for emerging tennis powerhouse Japan. Osaka started 2018 at No. 68 in the WTA rankings but experienced a dramatic rise ...