Kei Nishikori starts 2019 with win

More Sports / Tennis Jan 3, 2019

Kei Nishikori starts 2019 with win

Kei Nishikori kicked off his 2019 campaign on a winning note Wednesday, beating American Denis Kudla 7-5, 6-2 at the Brisbane International. Nishikori, the world No. 9 and second seed, fired seven aces and won 84 percent of his first-serve points to book a spot ...

Uchiyama wins to help Japan avoid 5-0 sweep

More Sports / Tennis Feb 5, 2017

Uchiyama wins to help Japan avoid 5-0 sweep

Yasutaka Uchiyama scored a consolation win against Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the final reverse singles on Sunday to prevent a whitewash for Japan in its Davis Cup World Group first-round tie against France. The Japanese team had only pride to play for after France built an ...

Japan on brink in Davis Cup playoff

More Sports / Tennis Sep 20, 2015

Japan on brink in Davis Cup playoff

The inexperienced duo of Yasutaka Uchiyama and Yoshihito Nishioka dropped Saturday's doubles rubber in four sets to leave Japan one loss from elimination in its Davis Cup World Group Playoff against Colombia. Uchiyama and 19-year-old Davis Cup debutant Nishioka, who have never played together before, ...

Canada moves out to 2-1 lead on Japan

More Sports / Tennis Mar 8, 2015

Canada moves out to 2-1 lead on Japan

Japan fell 2-1 behind in its Davis Cup World Group first-round tie against Canada on Saturday after Go Soeda and Yasutaka Uchiyama tasted a five-set defeat in the doubles. Soeda and Uchiyama put up a fight but were beaten 7-5, 2-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 by ...