Kei Nishikori books spot in Rakuten Japan Open final

More Sports / Tennis Oct 6, 2018

Kei Nishikori books spot in Rakuten Japan Open final

Two-time champion Kei Nishikori swatted aside eighth seed Richard Gasquet with very little fuss on Saturday, beating the Frenchman in straight sets to reach the Rakuten Japan Open final. Third seed Nishikori, who won the last of his 11 career titles in Memphis two years ...

Nishioka savors first career ATP title

More Sports / Tennis Oct 1, 2018

Nishioka savors first career ATP title

by Joel Tansey

At 40-30, Yoshihito Nishioka fired a second serve up the middle and watched as his opponent dumped a return into the net. It was a routine point at an opportune time, with the error from Pierre-Hugues Herbert coming on Nishioka's fifth championship point in the ...

Nishikori captures Japan Open title

More Sports / Tennis Oct 5, 2014

Nishikori captures Japan Open title

by Jack Gallagher

Even a typhoon bearing down on Tokyo could not stop the tennis faithful from making the trek to Ariake Colosseum on Sunday afternoon to watch national hero Kei Nishikori go for his fourth ATP Tour title of the season. They weren't disappointed by coming out. The ...

Nishikori advances to final

More Sports / Tennis Oct 4, 2014

Nishikori advances to final

by Jack Gallagher

Kei Nishikori is one victory away from his second Rakuten Japan Open title after his 4-6, 6-0, 7-6 (7-2) victory over unseeded Benjamin Becker of Germany on Saturday in the semifinals. Nishikori, who is nursing a lower-back injury, started slowly and appeared to have trouble ...