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Nishikori relishing Davis Cup challenge

Kei Nishikori, who jumped to a career-high fourth in this week’s world rankings, will lead visiting Japan into a first-round Davis Cup tie Friday against sixth-ranked Milos Raonic’s Canadian squad. Nishikori, last year’s U.S. Open runnerup, has a 4-2 career record against Raonic, a Wimbledon semifinalist last year. They exchanged ...

Ferrer tops Nishikori in final

Mar 1, 2015

Ferrer tops Nishikori in final

Kei Nishikori was denied his second ATP Tour title of the season after falling to Spaniard David Ferrer in the final of the Mexico Open on Saturday. No. 2 seed Ferrer, who is ranked ninth in the world, beat the top-seeded Nishikori 6-3, 7-5, ...

Nishikori into Mexico final, will rise to No. 4

Feb 28, 2015

Nishikori into Mexico final, will rise to No. 4

Kei Nishikori advanced to the final of the Mexico Open with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 semifinal victory over South Africa’s Kevin Anderson on Friday, seizing a career-high world No. 4 ranking. Top seed Nishikori appeared to be cruising to an easy victory before the ...

Nishikori marches into semifinals

Feb 27, 2015

Nishikori marches into semifinals

Kei Nishikori advanced to the semifinals of the Mexico Open on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-4 quarterfinal victory over Ukraines’s Alexandr Dolgopolov. Nishikori, the top seed, knocked off his fifth-seeded opponent in 1 hour, 41 minutes, fending off four of the break points he ...

Nishikori rolls into quarters

Feb 26, 2015

Nishikori rolls into quarters

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori reached the quarterfinals of the Mexico Open on Wednesday with a comfortable straight-sets win over Taiwan’s Lu Yen-hsun. The top-seeded Nishikori, seeking his second title of the season after triumphing in Memphis two weeks ago, took just under an ...

Feb 25, 2015

Nishikori into second round at Mexico Open

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori of Japan defeated Alejandro Gonzalez of Colombia in straight sets in the first round of the Mexico Open on Tuesday. Nishikori, who is the top seed and seeking his second straight title on the ATP World Tour, triumphed 6-3, ...

Feb 25, 2015

Nishikori, Raonic to headline clash

Kei Nishikori, last year’s U.S. Open runnerup, and Milos Raonic, a semifinalist last year at Wimbledon, will provide the star power for next week’s Japan-Canada first-round Davis Cup tie in Vancouver. The team line-ups announced Tuesday for the March 6-8 matchup on an indoor ...

Feb 24, 2015

Nishikori slated to compete in Davis Cup tie against Canada

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori will feature among four Japanese players to face Canada in the Davis Cup’s World Group first round tie next month in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Japan Tennis Association said Tuesday. Go Soeda, Tatsuma Ito and Yasutaka Uchiyama will also ...

Feb 24, 2015

Federer extends streak against foe

Roger Federer crushed a familiar opponent for the 16th successive time as he made an encouraging return to the ATP World Tour after his Australian Open debacle. The Grand Slam record-holder’s lively 6-3, 6-1 win over Mikhail Youzhny, a regular training partner, in the ...

Nadal struggles again, loses to Fognini in Rio semis

Feb 22, 2015

Nadal struggles again, loses to Fognini in Rio semis

Rafael Nadal was beaten in the semifinals of the Rio Open on Saturday night, losing 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 on clay to Italian Fabio Fognini, who will meet David Ferrer in the final. Nadal has played three tournaments this year and has not reached a ...

Tomic defeats Nishioka in quarters

Feb 21, 2015

Tomic defeats Nishioka in quarters

Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka failed in his bid to reach his first semifinal on the ATP tour, when he lost 6-3, 6-1 to Australian Bernard Tomic on Friday in the quarterfinals The 19-year-old Nishioka, ranked 154th in the world, forced seven break points against ...

Nishioka storms into Delray Beach quarterfinals

Feb 20, 2015

Nishioka storms into Delray Beach quarterfinals

Yoshihito Nishioka, a 19-year-old from Japan, became the first teenage qualifier to reach the quarterfinals of the Delray Beach Open since his countryman, Kei Nishikori, won the title as an 18-year-old in 2008. Nishioka advanced Thursday with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Australian Marinko ...