Win 'The Road to Top'

More Sports / Tennis Apr 28, 2015

Win 'The Road to Top'

The Japan Times is offering several readers the chance to win a copy of the recently released Japanese book "The Road to Top" about Kei Nishikori and his rise to become one of the best tennis players in the world. The autobiography traces Nishikori's life ...

Cilic ends Nishikori's dream run

More Sports / Tennis Sep 9, 2014

Cilic ends Nishikori's dream run

Kei Nishikori came up short in his bid to become the first Asian man to win a Grand Slam title, losing in straight sets to Marin Cilic in the U.S. Open final on Monday. Tenth-seeded Nishikori fell 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to his Croatian opponent, who ...

Fans rally behind Nishikori despite loss

National Sep 9, 2014

Fans rally behind Nishikori despite loss

by Kazuaki Nagata

Despite a disappointing loss for Kei Nishikori in the U.S. Open final Tuesday in New York, Japanese fans rallied behind the young tennis star, saying that his improbable run to the final will be a valuable experience for him. Nishikori's loss "was of course disappointing, ...

More Sports / Tennis Aug 23, 2014

Nishikori expresses concern about fitness level

Kei Nishikori has spoken of his fitness concerns as he prepares to return to action for the first time in nearly a month at the U.S. Open, which begins on Monday. The 24-year-old needed three weeks of recovery after having a cyst removed from the ...

More Sports / Golf Jun 10, 2014

Matsuyama aims for first major title

On cloud nine after winning his first title on the U.S. PGA tour, the next biggest challenge for Hideki Matsuyama is becoming the first Japanese golfer to win a major tournament. Matsuyama, 22, will get that opportunity when he tees off this Thursday in the ...