Kei Nishikori falls in Rome quarters

More Sports / Tennis May 19, 2018

Kei Nishikori falls in Rome quarters

Kei Nishikori fell to former world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals of the clay-court Italian Open on Friday, going down 2-6, 6-1, 6-3. Nishikori, currently ranked 24th in the world, got off to a strong start against the 11th-seeded Serbian, nabbing unanswered breaks ...

Kei Nishikori advances to Italian Open quarterfinals

More Sports / Tennis May 18, 2018

Kei Nishikori advances to Italian Open quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori powered past Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in straight sets Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Italian Open. Nishikori, coming off a win against world No. 4 Grigor Dimitrov a day earlier, defeated the 28th-ranked Kohlschreiber 6-1, 6-2 in just over an ...

Nadal advances as Djokovic ousted at Monte Carlo Masters

More Sports / Tennis Apr 20, 2018

Nadal advances as Djokovic ousted at Monte Carlo Masters

Rafael Nadal remains on course to retain his Monte Carlo Masters title and won't have Novak Djokovic standing in his way. The top-ranked Nadal beat big-hitting Russian Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-2 on Friday to reach the quarterfinals, clinching victory with a clinical smash at the ...

Federer, Djokovic win in three sets

More Sports / Tennis Jul 7, 2017

Federer, Djokovic win in three sets

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic had to play all three sets at Wimbledon this time. The former champions both advanced to the third round on Thursday, two days after their opening matches ended early when their opponents retired with an injury. Federer was broken early in ...

Djokovic into Eastbourne final

More Sports / Tennis Jul 1, 2017

Djokovic into Eastbourne final

Novak Djokovic advanced to his third final of 2017 by beating Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-4 on Friday at the Eastbourne International, an event that is proving the ideal preparation for Wimbledon for the former No. 1. The top-seeded Djokovic, who will take on second-seeded Gael ...

Djokovic, Nadal cruise into second round

More Sports / Tennis May 30, 2017

Djokovic, Nadal cruise into second round

Back on the court where he completed his career Grand Slam, Novak Djokovic showed no sign of the crisis of confidence that has affected his game since winning the French Open last year. With new coach Andre Agassi watching from the stands, the second-seeded Serb ...

Goffin nabs first win over Djokovic

More Sports / Tennis Apr 22, 2017

Goffin nabs first win over Djokovic

David Goffin beat Novak Djokovic for the first time in his career on his fifth match point, winning 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 to reach the Monte Carlo Masters semifinals on Friday. Goffin denied Djokovic a possible 50th career match against defending champion Rafael Nadal, who was ...