Naomi Osaka uncertain for U.S. Open after suffering knee injury

Tennis Aug 17, 2019

Naomi Osaka uncertain for U.S. Open after suffering knee injury

Naomi Osaka felt a strange sensation in her left knee, different than anything she'd experienced. The U.S. Open champion left the court worried about whether she'll be in shape to defend her precious title. Osaka retired from her quarterfinal match at the Western & Southern ...

Japan rallies to beat China in Davis Cup qualifying

Tennis Feb 2, 2019

Japan rallies to beat China in Davis Cup qualifying

Taro Daniel completed a comeback by Japan in a Davis Cup qualifier with a 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3 win over China's Li Zhe in the final singles match Saturday, securing a 3-2 aggregate victory. By winning the tie at the Guangdong Olympic Tennis Centre, Japan ...

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 ...

Nishioka succumbs to Federer at U.S. Open

More Sports / Tennis Aug 29, 2018

Nishioka succumbs to Federer at U.S. Open

Roger Federer made light of energy-sapping conditions to brush past Yoshihito Nishioka 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 in his opening match at the U.S. Open on Tuesday. Where other players had slogged through long rallies as the temperature hit 32 degrees Celsius, Federer kept his time on ...