Stan Wawrinka ousts Kei Nishikori in second round

More Sports / Tennis Aug 16, 2018

Stan Wawrinka ousts Kei Nishikori in second round

Kei Nishikori made a second-round exit from the Western & Southern Open on Wednesday, losing in straight sets to former world No. 3 Stan Wawrinka. The 2016 U.S. Open champion from Switzerland showed his game is back on track following a prolonged absence with a ...

Venus turns back clock, makes semifinals

More Sports / Tennis Jan 24, 2017

Venus turns back clock, makes semifinals

Venus Williams continued her astonishing late-career revival by felling Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) on Tuesday to reach her first Australian Open semifinal in 14 years and become the oldest woman to reach the last four at Melbourne Park in the Open era. The quarterfinal ...

Nishikori qualifies for ATP Tour finals

More Sports / Tennis Oct 12, 2016

Nishikori qualifies for ATP Tour finals

Kei Nishikori will make a third straight appearance at the ATP Tour finals next month after becoming the fifth player to qualify for the season-ending tournament, organizers said on Wednesday. The 26-year-old world No. 4 will join the top three players — Novak Djokovic, Andy ...

More Sports / Tennis Sep 29, 2016

Nishikori aims for third Japan Open title

Kei Nishikori has been handed a huge boost in his hunt for a third Japan Open title after holder and third-ranked Swiss Stan Wawrinka pulled out with a back problem on Thursday. World No. 5 Nishikori, who won the singles bronze medal at the Rio ...

More Sports / Tennis Apr 16, 2016

Federer ousted in quarterfinals

  Roger Federer was knocked out of the Monte Carlo Masters when he slumped to a 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 defeat by local favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals on Friday. The Swiss third seed was back in action this week after a 10-week layoff during which ...

Paire ousts Nishikori in semis

More Sports / Tennis Oct 10, 2015

Paire ousts Nishikori in semis

by Andrew McKirdy

Defending champion Kei Nishikori crashed out of the Japan Open after a 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 semifinal defeat to his U.S. Open conqueror Benoit Paire on Saturday. Nishikori was looking to add a third Japan Open title to his 2012 and 2014 triumphs this week at ...

More Sports / Tennis Aug 27, 2015

Nishikori, Wawrinka scheduled to compete in Japan Open

Two-time champion Kei Nishikori has signed on to defend his Japan Open crown in October, the Japan Tennis Association announced Thursday. In addition to world No. 4 Nishikori, the tournament, which kicks off on Oct. 5 at Tokyo's Ariake Colosseum, will feature French Open champion ...