Kei Nishikori breezes into second round of French Open

Tennis May 27, 2019

Kei Nishikori breezes into second round of French Open

Kei Nishikori weathered a third-set rally from France's Quentin Halys on Sunday to reach the second round of the French Open for the fifth year in a row. The seventh-seeded Nishikori defeated the wildcard 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 in just under two hours at Roland Garros ...

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 semifinals in Barcelona

Tennis Apr 28, 2019

Kei Nishikori falls in semifinals in Barcelona

Kei Nishikori failed in his bid to reach the Barcelona Open final for the first time in four years, falling a step short in a semifinal loss on Saturday. A two-time champion and three-time finalist in Barcelona, world No. 7 Nishikori lost 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 ...

Kei Nishikori cruises into Barcelona Open quarterfinals

Tennis Apr 25, 2019

Kei Nishikori cruises into Barcelona Open quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori swept into the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open with a 6-1 6-3 win over Felix Auger-Aliassime on Thursday. The seventh-ranked star, eliminated in the second round in Monte Carlo last week, broke the Canadian teenager, ranked 31st, in the opening game of the ...

Kei Nishikori reaches third round in Barcelona

Tennis Apr 23, 2019

Kei Nishikori reaches third round in Barcelona

Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round of the Barcelona Open on Tuesday following a 7-5, 6-2 win against Taylor Fritz of the United States. The fourth-seeded Nishikori rallied from a slow start in his second clay tournament of the year to collect the straight-sets ...

Kei Nishikori bounced from Monte Carlo Masters in second round

Tennis Apr 17, 2019

Kei Nishikori bounced from Monte Carlo Masters in second round

Kei Nishikori had no answer for some magical shot making by world No. 49 Pierre Hugues Herbert, who won their second-round match at the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday. Nishikori, ranked sixth in the world and seeded fifth at the clay-court event, lost 7-5, 6-4 ...