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Djokovic through to Pouile semis after Nishikori retires

Jan 23, 2019 - 7:39 PM

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic enjoys an early night as Kei Nishikori retires with a thigh strain in the Australian Open

LUCKY BREAK. After a late-night quarterfinal win, Novak Djokovic luckily cruises through the Final Four. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Osaka romps as Halep and Raonic battle through Open epics

Jan 17, 2019 - 7:27 PM

World No. 1 Simona Halep staggers through as Japanese pair Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori survive on a day of epic battles in the Australian Open

SWEEP. Naomi Osaka hits a return against Slovenia's Tamara Zidansek in the Australian Open duel the Japanese star won in straight sets. Photo by Greg Wood/AFP

Brilliant Nishikori, Pliskova claim Brisbane titles

Jan 06, 2019 - 11:48 PM

Japanese star Kei Nishikori bags his first men's title in 3 years as Karolina Pliskova storms back to capture the women's crown at Brisbane International

Osaka says poor attitude cost her Brisbane semifinal

Jan 05, 2019 - 8:03 PM

'If I'm being really frank, I just feel like I had the worst attitude today,' says US Open champion Naomi Osaka after falling short at the Brisbane International

Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts after being defeated by Sloane Stephens of the US during their singles match at the WTA Finals tennis tournament in Singapore on October 22, 2018.  Roslan RAHMAN / AFP

Federer crashes to Nishikori in ATP Finals opener

Nov 12, 2018 - 11:04 AM

The loss dents the Swiss great's bid for a 100th title in his illustrious career

UNCHARACTERISTIC. Roger Federer produces an uncharacteristically error-prone and fractious display in the loss. File photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP


Djokovic, Del Potro march into US Open final

Sep 08, 2018 - 10:05 AM

Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro arrange a US Open final clash as world No. 1 Rafael Nadal quits

HE'S BACK. Two-time champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after disposing of Japan's Kei Nishikori in the 2018 US Open men's singles semifinal. Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP

After stunning Federer, Millman fails to conquer Djokovic

Sep 06, 2018 - 3:53 PM

Australian John Millman's fairytale US Open run comes to an end at the hands of Novak Djokovic

NO UPSET. Novak Djokovic of Serbia hugs John Millman of Australia after their men's singles quarterfinal match. Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP

US Open 2018: Japanese Nishikori, Osaka make history

Sep 06, 2018 - 10:59 AM

Kei Nishikori and Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese man and woman to reach the semifinals at the same Grand Slam

HISTORIC. Japanese players Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori are both thrilled to reach the last four. Photos from AFP

Murray, Nishikori out of Australian Open as injury list grows

Jan 04, 2018 - 5:41 PM

Murray has yet to recover from a hip injury while Nishikori has been sidelined since August with a torn tendon in his wrist

OUT OF ACTION. 'Sadly I won't be playing in Melbourne this year, as I am not yet ready to compete,' says Andy Murray. Photo by Nezar Balout/AFP

Brilliant Nishikori stuns Murray to reach US Open semi-finals

Sep 08, 2016 - 1:31 PM

Japanese star Kei Nishikori moves within two wins of becoming the first Asian man to capture a Grand Slam singles title

Djokovic beats Nishkori to claim Toronto title, shifts focus to Rio

Aug 01, 2016 - 12:45 PM

The world number one who claimed his fourth Canadian title will waste no time in heading south to Brazil for the weekend start of the Summer Games

VICTORY. Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates with the Rogers Cup trophy after defeating Kei Nishikori of Japan in the final. EPA/WARREN TODA

French Open: Murray survives second straight 5-set battle

May 26, 2016 - 3:07 AM

Andy Murray avoids his worst Grand Slam loss in 8 years surviving a stern challenge from world number 164 Mathias Bourgue to make the third round

BATTLE-TESTED. Andy Murray, who survived a close call against Mathias Bourgue in the French Open second round, hasn't found his foes to be in awe of him. Photo by Yoan Valat/EPA

Djokovic shakes off ankle injury, sets up Murray final in Rome

May 15, 2016 - 8:41 AM

World number one Novak Djokovic overcomes a self inflicted ankle injury to defeat Kei Nishikori to set up a second final against Andy Murray in as many weeks

ROME FINAL. Novak Djokovic learned a hard lesson about not cleaning his shoes with his tennis racket, but lived to hold off Kei Nishikori. Photo by Claudio Onorati/EPA

Nadal ties clay-court record with ninth Barcelona title

Apr 25, 2016 - 10:11 AM

Rafa Nadal equals Argentine legend Guillermo Vilas s record of 49 clay court titles with his ninth Barcelona Open after overcoming defending champion Kei Nishikori

KING OF CLAY. Rafael Nadal wins his 49th title on clay, equaling Guillermo Vilas's record. Photo by Toni Albir/EPA

Djokovic rips Nishikori for sixth Miami Open crown

Apr 04, 2016 - 4:59 AM

Djokovic surpasses Federer as the all time ATP prize money leader with the victory

MIAMI BOSS. Novak Djokovic has won the last 3 won Miami Open championships. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

Djokovic, Federer set up dream semifinal at Aussie Open

Jan 26, 2016 - 9:15 PM

Novak Djokovic is seeking his 11th Grand Slam title while Roger Federer is looking to extend his record tally to 18

DREAM SEMIFINAL. Novak Djokovic (L) and Roger Federer will face in a dream semifinal match at the 2016 Australian Open. Photos by MAST IRHAM, FILIP SINGER/EPA

Kei Nishikori eases into Australian Open second round

Jan 18, 2016 - 11:59 AM

Nishikori takes care of Kohlschreiber in straight sets

Roger Federer approaches 1,000 win landmark

Nov 12, 2014 - 3:47 AM

Roger Federer is just 7 wins shy of becoming the third player to crack the 1 000 win mark

MILLENNIUM MAN. Roger Federer returns to Japan’s Kei Nishikori during the ATP World Tour Finals in London on Tuesday. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Nishikori makes name for himself as US Open runner-up

Sep 09, 2014 - 10:14 AM

Japan s Kei Nishikori won t leave New York as the first Asian man with a Grand Slam title but his US Open near miss shows him what he s capable of

Kei Nishikori of Japan reacts after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their semifinals round match of the 2014 US Open Tennis Championship in New York, USA, 06 September 2014. Justin Lane/EPA

Marin Cilic beats Kei Nishikori to win US Open

Sep 09, 2014 - 7:10 AM

UPDATED Marin Cilic clinches his first Grand Slam title shattering Kei Nishikori s bid to become the first Asian man to win a major

Marin Cilic of Croatia serves to Kei Nishikori of Japan during the men's final match of the 2014 US Open Tennis Championship at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York, USA, 08 September 2014. Jason Szenes/EPA

Nishikori, Cilic set for surprise US Open final

Sep 07, 2014 - 12:30 PM

After top seeds Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer were disposed of in the semi finals the championship match will be the first not to feature Djokovic Federer or Rafael Nadal since Australia in 2005

Kei Nishikori (L) and Marin Cilic (R) during their 2014 US Open semifinal matches, 6 Sept 2014. Photos by Justin Lane/EPA

Nishikori ends Japan's 96-year wait for US Open semis spot

Sep 04, 2014 - 9:59 AM

Kei Nishikori will face either world number one Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray both former champions on September 6 for a place in the September 8 championship match

WINNING FORM. Kei Nishikori hits a return to Stan Wawrinka during their quarterfinals round match at the 2014 US Open Tennis Championship, New York, USA, 03 September 2014. Jason Szenes/EPA

After beating Nishikori, Nadal praises Japanese foe

Jun 04, 2013 - 1:51 PM

Rafael Nadal celebrated his 27th birthday with a powerful performance against Kei Nishikori but still sees the Japanese as top 10 player soon

BIRTHDAY BOY. Rafael Nadal dominated his Japanese foe to celebrate his 27th birthday. File photo from Agence France-Presse.

Federer crashes out of Madrid Masters

May 10, 2013 - 4:36 PM

Defending champion Roger Federer was the second big casualty in the 2013 Madrid Masters