NEW YORK - When Rafael Nadal finally finished a nearly five-hour climb into the U.S. Open semifinals, he thought backward as much as ahead.His victory over Dominic Thiem reminded him of Wimbledon, where he outlasted Juan Martin del Potro in ...
Sep 7, 2018
LONDON - Kei Nishikori equaled his best Wimbledon performance as he advanced to the fourth round by beating Nick Kyrgios, 6-1, 7-6 (3), 6-4.The 24th-seeded Nishikori of Japan won the first set in just 16 minutes, before seeing ...
Jul 8, 2018
MONACO - Usually modest about his achievements, Rafael Nadal allowed himself a moment to appreciate his record 31st Masters title on Sunday.Nadal was at his dominant best against Kei Nishikori, 6-3, 6-2, in the Monte Carlo Masters final to become ...
Apr 23, 2018
ANDY Murray needed only a couple of days in Australia to realize the hip problem that has kept him out of competitive tennis since Wimbledon was not going to improve in time for the season's first major.The five-time ...
Jan 5, 2018
KEI Nishikori is the latest top player to pull out of the US Open because of an injury.The agent for the 2014 runner-up and 2016 semifinalist at Flushing Meadows said on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) that Nishikori will miss the ...
Aug 17, 2017
HALLE, Germany - Eight-time champion Roger Federer defeated Germany's Mischa Zverev 7-6 (4), 6-4 to book his quarterfinal place at the Gerry Weber Open on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).Federer, who is bidding for his 16th grass-court ...
Jun 23, 2017
HALLE, Germany (AP) - Roger Federer bounced back from his surprise first-round defeat in Stuttgart last week with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Yuichi Sugita of Japan in the opening round of the Gerry Weber Open on Tuesday.It was ...
Jun 21, 2017
PARIS - A combination of luck and perfect tennis helped Kei Nishikori reach the quarterfinals of the French Open.The eighth-seeded Nishikori recovered from a nightmare opening set to beat Fernando Verdasco 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 on Monday ( ...
Jun 6, 2017
PARIS - For all of the tumult in the French Open women's draw and the unfamiliar names filling the quarterfinal slots, the men's tournament has been much more about the usual suspects: Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and, ...
Jun 6, 2017
GENEVA - Kei Nishikori saved three straight match points in the deciding set before outlasting Kevin Anderson 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6) in the Geneva Open quarterfinals on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).The second-seeded Nishikori was serving at 4-5, ...
May 26, 2017
PARIS - Roger Federer and Kei Nishikori are the only top 10 players not to feature in the list of players for the Monte Carlo Masters, the first big clay-court tournament of the season.On Thursday (Friday, Manila time), organizers announced the ...
Mar 24, 2017
MELBOURNE, Australia - Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic drew a difficult first round opponent in Fernando Verdasco, while Roger Federer's fall in the rankings complicated his chances at Melbourne Park as he ended up in same quarter as top- ...
Jan 13, 2017
BRISBANE, Australia - Milos Raonic's title defense ended in a semifinal loss to Grigor Dimitrov at the Brisbane International on Saturday, a day after his come-from-behind win over Rafael Nadal.Top-seeded Raonic beat Roger Federer for the title ...
Jan 7, 2017
BRISBANE, Australia - Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori will renew a growing rivalry when they meet in the semifinals of the Brisbane International.Wawrinka dropped the opening set in a tiebreaker against unseeded Kyle Edmund on Friday but recovered for a 6-7 ( ...
Jan 6, 2017
LONDON - Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori tend to linger when they get together. Their latest matchup set a record.Murray survived the longest three-set match in ATP Finals history when he prevailed against Nishikori 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-4 ...
Nov 17, 2016
NEW YORK - Stan Wawrinka will face Novak Djokovic for the US Open title in a rematch of last year's French Open final.Down a set and a break on Friday (Saturday, Manila time), the third-seeded Wawrinka took control to ...
Sep 10, 2016
NEW YORK - Andy Murray lost his way, seven consecutive games and, eventually, his riveting five-set US Open quarterfinal against Kei Nishikori after a loud noise from a malfunctioning sound system interrupted a key point, resulting in a do-over.Whether or ...
Sep 8, 2016
NEW YORK - Kei Nishikori returned to the US Open quarterfinals with a straight-set victory over No. 21-seeded Ivo Karlovic.The 2014 runner-up won, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (4), on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) in the last singles ...
Sep 6, 2016
NEW YORK - When heavy rain began pelting the closed roof atop Arthur Ashe Stadium, Andy Murray couldn't pick up the usual sounds of a tennis match.Most importantly, he said, the thwack of a ball coming off his opponent' ...
Sep 2, 2016
RIO Olympics bronze medalist and 2014 US Open runner-up Kei Nishikori has avoided what would have been his fourth first-round exit in his past six appearances at Flushing Meadows.Nishikori, who earned Japan's first Olympic tennis medal since ...
Aug 31, 2016
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