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Nishikori withdraws from Wimbledon with calf injury

Kei Nishikori has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of a left calf injury. The fifth-seeded Japanese star, who reached last year’s U.S. Open final, was scheduled to play his second match on Centre Court on Wednesday. Nishikori beat Simone Bolelli in his opening match on Monday. Nishikori reached the quarterfinals at ...

Nishikori cautious ahead of Wimbledon opener

Jun 28, 2015

Nishikori cautious ahead of Wimbledon opener

Kei Nishikori said Saturday he feels he’ll be ready for the first round of play at Wimbledon but only time will tell if his left calf is completely healthy. Nishikori retired in his Gerry Weber Open semifinal against Andreas Seppi with the calf problem ...

Jun 27, 2015

Police seize drone after Wimbledon flyover

Police have seized a drone which was flown over Wimbledon as some of the world’s top players warmed up for the Grand Slam in southwest London. Officers are investigating the incident after being alerted to a man flying a drone over the All England ...

Wozniacki quits semi with back injury

Jun 27, 2015

Wozniacki quits semi with back injury

Double junior Grand Slam winner Belinda Bencic will be aiming for the first WTA title of her career after injured opponent Caroline Wozniacki quit their semifinal after 13 minutes at the Eastbourne International on Friday. The second seed and former world No. 1 withdrew ...

Jun 26, 2015

Djokovic, three rivals placed on opposite sides of draw

Defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided his three biggest traditional rivals in the Wimbledon draw on Friday as the other members of tennis’ “Big Four” were all placed on the opposite side. Serena Williams had no such luck in the women’s draw, where she may ...

Nishikori confident of fitness for Wimbledon after calf injury

Jun 26, 2015

Nishikori confident of fitness for Wimbledon after calf injury

Kei Nishikori expects to be ready for Wimbledon next week, saying Friday that his condition is steadily improving after hurting his left calf last week. “My injury is getting better all the time and I think I’ll be fine,” Nishikori, the fifth seed at ...

Nishikori sets new mark with No. 5 seed at Wimbledon

Jun 24, 2015

Nishikori sets new mark with No. 5 seed at Wimbledon

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori was handed the fifth seed for Wimbledon on Wednesday, making him the highest seeded Japanese player in the grass court major during the Open era. Nishikori, the 10th seed last year, surpassed the mark of Kimiko Date-Krumm, who was ...

Wounded Djokovic looking to heal at Wimbledon

Jun 24, 2015

Wounded Djokovic looking to heal at Wimbledon

Three weeks after his heartbreaking French Open final defeat, Novak Djokovic resurfaces to defend his Wimbledon title and prove that his Paris scars have healed. The world No. 1 has stayed resolutely out of the spotlight since his Roland Garros upset by Stan Wawrinka ...

Jun 23, 2015

Nishikori gets OK to practice again after calf injury

Injured Kei Nishikori has been cleared to resume practice for Wimbledon, his management company said on Monday. Nishikori retired in his Gerry Weber Open semifinal against Andreas Seppi with a calf injury on Saturday in Germany, where he underwent tests. World No. 5 Nishikori ...

Top seed Kvitova withdraws from Eastbourne

Jun 23, 2015

Top seed Kvitova withdraws from Eastbourne

Wimbledon holder Petra Kvitova will begin her title defense next week without any official grass-court matches following her Monday withdrawal from the Eastbourne International. “I didn’t feel well when I came here last Thursday,” said Kvitova. “I have a sore throat. “I have to ...

Nishikori retires in first set of semi

Jun 21, 2015

Nishikori retires in first set of semi

Kei Nishikori handed Italian opponent Andreas Seppi a place in the final of the Gerry Weber Open on Saturday after the Japanese star was forced to retire in the first set of their semifinal because of a calf injury. Nishikori started the match with ...