More Sports / Tennis Sep 9, 2015

Nishikori to compete in upstart IPTL

World No. 4 Kei Nishikori will play for the Japan Warriors in the International Premier Tennis League in December, organizers said Tuesday. The Japan round, being held for the first time, will take place from Dec. 2-4 at Kobe World Memorial Hall. The IPTL was launched ...

Djokovic survives Bellucci challenge

More Sports / Tennis Aug 12, 2015

Djokovic survives Bellucci challenge

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic kicked off his bid for a fourth Canadian crown with a 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) second-round win over a stubborn Thomaz Bellucci at the Rogers Cup on Tuesday. Bellucci, with just one win in five visits to Canada and coming off ...

Serena gets scare from Watson

More Sports / Tennis Jul 4, 2015

Serena gets scare from Watson

The needle on the Wimbledon Richter scale sat poised and ready but Serena Williams dug deep into her battle-hardened playbook to ensure there was no earth-shuddering shock at the hands of scurrying Briton Heather Watson on Friday. With the shockwaves of Rafa Nadal's exit at ...

Courier says Nadal will be vulnerable at French Open

More Sports / Tennis May 19, 2015

Courier says Nadal will be vulnerable at French Open

Nine-time French Open champion Rafa Nadal will no longer be regarded as an "immovable obstacle" at Roland Garros this year, according to two-time former winner Jim Courier. The American, who ruled the clay-court Grand Slam in 1991 and 1992, has watched the Spaniard's increasing vulnerability ...

Nishikori set to meet Djokovic in quarters

More Sports / Tennis May 15, 2015

Nishikori set to meet Djokovic in quarters

Kei Nishikori defeated Viktor Troicki of Serbia 6-4, 6-3 at the Italian Open on Thursday to set up a quarterfinal match against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. The 34th-ranked Troicki traded breaks with Nishikori in both sets before the Japanese ace found a decisive advantage. ...

Ferrer tops Nishikori in final

More Sports / Tennis Mar 1, 2015

Ferrer tops Nishikori in final

Kei Nishikori was denied his second ATP Tour title of the season after falling to Spaniard David Ferrer in the final of the Mexico Open on Saturday. No. 2 seed Ferrer, who is ranked ninth in the world, beat the top-seeded Nishikori 6-3, 7-5, needing ...

More Sports / Tennis Feb 2, 2015

Nishikori stays at No. 5

Kei Nishikori, who reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, saw his result reflected in the newly released rankings on Monday as the world No. 5 player remained unchanged from the previous week. Novak Djokovic, who beat Andy Murray in Sunday's final, retained his world ...

Aussie Open draw looks good for Nole, Serena

More Sports / Tennis Jan 16, 2015

Aussie Open draw looks good for Nole, Serena

Novak Djokovic's chances of winning a fifth Australian Open title have been boosted by a kind draw in the opening week, while women's top seed Serena Williams kicks off her campaign here against 106th-ranked Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck. World No. 1 Djokovic faces a qualifier ...

Tennis' new generation ready for challenge

More Sports / Tennis Nov 8, 2014

Tennis' new generation ready for challenge

A season that produced the biggest shakeup in men's tennis for more than a decade draws to a close next week with three ATP World Tour Finals debutants striving to cap breakthrough years with a large exclamation mark. U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic, the man ...