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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 ...

Nishikori dealt crushing defeat against Anderson

More Sports / Tennis Nov 14, 2018

Nishikori dealt crushing defeat against Anderson

Following a straight-sets upset over six-time champion Roger Federer in his opening match, Kei Nishikori came crashing back to earth with a 6-0, 6-1 loss against South Africa's Kevin Anderson at the ATP Finals on Tuesday. After beating Anderson earlier this month at the ATP ...

Kei Nishikori upsets Roger Federer in ATP Finals opener

More Sports / Tennis Nov 12, 2018

Kei Nishikori upsets Roger Federer in ATP Finals opener

Kei Nishikori produced a big upset against six-time ATP Finals champion Roger Federer, defeating the Swiss great in straight sets 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 in their first-round group match at the season-ending tournament on Sunday. Nishikori, currently No. 9 in the world rankings, had not beaten ...

'Lucky' Kei Nishikori set for ATP Finals

More Sports / Tennis Nov 10, 2018

'Lucky' Kei Nishikori set for ATP Finals

Kei Nishikori said Friday he was "lucky" to be at the ATP Finals after clawing his way up the rankings to reach the elite-eight man event after a lengthy injury layoff. Nishikori qualified for the tournament, which starts at O2 Arena on Sunday, when Juan ...