The Latest: Nishikori advances to 3rd round at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round at Wimbledon by beating Julien Benneteau 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. The fifth-seeded Nishikori, the highest-ranked Japanese player in ATP history, had 48 winners in the match, the first on Centre Court on Day 4 at the All England Club. Nishikori, who reached the fourth round...
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Kei Nishikori pulls out of Gerry Weber Open with rib injury

HALLE, Germany (AP) Second-seeded Kei Nishikori has pulled out of the Gerry Weber Open with a rib injury. Nishikori reached the second round and was due to face Florian Mayer on Wednesday but told organizers that he was unable to play. Mayer advanced to the quarterfinals with a walkover. Nishikori took a medical timeout during his first-round win over Lucas Pouille.
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Nishikori clears first round at Gerry Weber Open

HALLE, Germany (AP) Second-seeded Kei Nishikori overcame a shaky start to beat Lucas Pouille of France 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-4 in the first round of the Gerry Weber open on Monday. Nishikori fell behind 3-0 at the start of the match but battled back to force a tiebreaker. He was unable to win the last two points on his serve and Pouille got the set. Nishikori raced through the second...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

For Nishikori and Cilic, 2014 becomes an increasingly distant memory

Remember when Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic knocked off Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in the same major tournament’s semifinal round? Nishikori was 24 years old when he reached the 2014 U.S. Open final, and Cilic was 25 when he won it. It’s true that Cilic permanently eliminated the burden of having to win a major title, while Nishikori is still trying to remove that weight...
Via Attacking The Net
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Japanese players Nishikori and Osaka win at French Open

PARIS (AP) Japanese players Kei Nishikori and Naomi Osaka both advanced to the third round at the French Open on Wednesday with straight-set wins. Nishikori broke Andrey Kuznetsov six times and saved seven break points in a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 win on Court 1. The 2014 U.S. Open finalist, seeded fifth at Roland Garros, was a quarterfinalist in Paris last year. Osaka, still 18 and playing...
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May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

French Open 2016 Roundtable

What's Your Takeaway From The 2016 Clay Season?   Jonathan D'Rozario, Head Tennis Writer: Change is coming. I don't know whether that's in the form of a transformed Murray, a resurgent Nadal, or a Cinderella-esque run to glory for one of the young guns (Nishikori in particular has played well this clay season), but something's coming. Maybe not in time for a French Open surprise...
Via The Sports Quotient
May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Kei Nishikori First Japanese Man To Reach French Open Quarterfinals Since 1933

PARIS — Kei Nishikori reached another milestone on Sunday, becoming the first Japanese man in more than 80 years to advance to the quarterfinals at the French Open. The fifth-seeded Nishikori, who has yet to drop a set at this year’s tournament, progressed to the last eight at the clay-court Grand Slam for the first time with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory...
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

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