Nishikori routs Cecchinato, aims to win title

/ Jul 4, 2017

Nishikori routs Cecchinato, aims to win title

Kei Nishikori believes he can win Wimbledon this year after breezing through his first-round clash with Italy's Marco Cecchinato 6-2, 6-2, 6-0 on Monday. The ninth seed did not disappoint the legion of Japanese fans who gave him a hero's welcome as he walked on ...

Sugita captures first ATP tour title

/ Jul 2, 2017

Sugita captures first ATP tour title

Yuichi Sugita captured his maiden victory on the ATP World Tour with a straight-sets victory over Adrian Mannarino in the final of the Antalya Open on Saturday. The 28-year-old Sugita, ranked 66th in the world, took just under 90 minutes to beat his 62nd-ranked French ...

Nishikori retires during first set against Khachanov

/ Jun 22, 2017

Nishikori retires during first set against Khachanov

Kei Nishikori has once again left the Gerry Weber Open with fitness questions. "It's really too bad," Nishikori said. "I'm surprised because there was no hint (of injury). The 27-year-oldretired from his second-round match against Russia's Karen Khachanov while trailing 3-2 in the first set on ...

Nishikori, Miyazato hail Matsuyama

/ Jun 22, 2017

Nishikori, Miyazato hail Matsuyama

Kei Nishikori on Tuesday heaped praise on his "amazing" countryman Hideki Matsuyama for reaching No. 2 in the PGA Tour rankings, the best ever position for a Japanese male golfer. But while he offered major praise, Nishikori hinted that he feels Matsuyama is not getting ...

Nishikori rallies from set down to make quarters

/ Jun 6, 2017

Nishikori rallies from set down to make quarters

Kei Nishikori admitted he couldn't remember last year's U.S. Open upset of Andy Murray after booking a quarterfinal rematch with the world No. 1 at Roland Garros on Monday. Nishikori recovered from a dreadful start to beat veteran Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 ...

Nishikori outlasts Chung at French Open

/ Jun 4, 2017

Nishikori outlasts Chung at French Open

Kei Nishikori outlasted rising South Korean Chung Hyeon in five sets on Sunday to advance to the French Open round of 16 for the third straight year. In a match that started on Saturday before being suspended by rain, eighth seed and world No. 9 ...

Nishikori's match stopped by rain

/ Jun 4, 2017

Nishikori's match stopped by rain

Rain on Saturday forced the remainder of Kei Nishikori's third-round match against South Korean Hyeon Chung at the French Open to be pushed to Sunday, with the match seemingly headed to a deciding set. Nishikori, the eighth seed, was leading 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 0-3 ...

Nishikori cruises past Chardy, into third round

/ Jun 2, 2017

Nishikori cruises past Chardy, into third round

Kei Nishikori overcame some late resistance from Frenchman Jeremy Chardy to advance to the third round at the French Open on Thursday for the third straight year. The eighth-seeded Nishikori nearly allowed Chardy back into the match before sealing victory in the tie break to ...

Nishikori upset in semis

/ May 27, 2017

Nishikori upset in semis

Top seed and defending champion Stan Wawrinka on Friday reached the Geneva clay court final, where he'll face German outsider Mischa Zverev, who stunned Kei Nishikori 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Wawrinka, 32, eased into the final by seeing off Russian world No. 85 Andrey Kuznetsov 6-3, ...

Nishikori fights way into Geneva Open semis

/ May 26, 2017

Nishikori fights way into Geneva Open semis

Kei Nishikori survived three match points and produced a thrilling comeback to beat South Africa's Kevin Anderson 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6) to reach the semifinals of the Geveva Open on Thursday. The world No. 9, recently hampered by a right wrist injury, made a great ...