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Nadal wins Barcelona Open, equals clay-court record

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Rafael Nadal beat defending champion Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-5 to win the Barcelona Open for the ninth time on Sunday, equaling Guillermo Vilas' record of 49 career clay-court titles. Nadal added this title to his trophy from Monte Carlo last week as the 14-time Grand Slam winner regains form on his favorite surface ahead of next month's French Open. Nishikori...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal to face Nishikori in Barcelona Open final

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Rafael Nadal will play Kei Nishikori in the final of the Barcelona Open after both former champions won semifinal matches. Nadal saw off Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday to return to his first final here since 2013, when he won the tournament a record eighth time. Nishikori, the two-time defending champion, beat Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-2 earlier in the...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nishikori tops Paire to reach final at Barcelona Open

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori beat Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday to return to the final of the Barcelona Open. Nishikori dominated Paire on the outdoor clay court, finishing the match with a total of five of nine break chances converted. The second-seeded Japanese will face either eight-time winner Rafael Nadal or Philipp Kohlschreiber on...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nishikori tops Paire to reach final at Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori beat Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-2 to return to the final of the Barcelona Open. The second-seeded Japanese will face either eight-time winner Rafael Nadal or Philipp Kohlschreiber on Sunday. Nishikori got an early break to take a 3-2 lead before Paire ceded the first set Saturday with consecutive double faults. The champion...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nishikori tops Dolgopolov to advance to Barcelona semifinals

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori overcame a lackluster start to beat Alexandr Dolgopolov 7-5, 6-0 and advance to the semifinals of the Barcelona Open on Friday. Nishikori saved four set points before holding on to claim the first set. The second-seeded Japanese player will next face sixth-seeded Benoit Paire on Saturday. Paire beat Malek Jaziri 3-6, 7-5, 6-1.
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nishikori beats Bakker in 2nd round of Barcelona Open

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round at the Barcelona Open by beating Thiemo de Bakker 6-4, 6-2 Wednesday. The second-seeded Nishikori broke the Dutchman's serve three times in his opening match at the clay-court tournament. Nishikori will next play 33rd-ranked Jeremy Chardy in the third round. The Frenchman eliminated Victor...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafa and Kei Play High Above Barcelona

  Photo: Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell Fresh of his record 9th win in Monte Carlo, Rafa made his way to Barcelona in time to participate in this morning's media event with defending champion, Kei Nishikori. The pair played on a mini tennis court set up at the edge of the Tibidabo Amusement Park set on the highest point in the city, Tibidabo Mountain. The park, one of the oldest in...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Djokovic wins 6th Key Biscayne title by beating Nishikori

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Novak Djokovic won a record-tying sixth Key Biscayne title and his third in a row Sunday, beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3 in the Miami Open final. The top-ranked Djokovic improved to 28-1 this year. His only loss came when he retired during his quarterfinal against Feliciano Lopez in Dubai with an eye infection. Djokovic won his 28th ATP Masters title, breaking...
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April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Djokovic seeks 6th Miami Open title against Nishikori

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Basking in cheers following his latest victory, a weary but happy Novak Djokovic kissed his hand and patted the stadium court concrete, celebrating his return to the Miami Open final. In sweltering semifinal sunshine Friday, Djokovic won a thrilling tiebreaker to beat David Goffin 7-6 (5), 6-4. The margin was so slim a blown overhead by Goffin might have...
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April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Nishikori beats Kyrgios, meets Djokovic in Miami Open final

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Kei Nishikori committed only eight unforced errors in 119 points and advanced to the Miami Open final by beating Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 7-5 Friday night. Nishikori's opponent Sunday will be five-time champion Novak Djokovic, who defeated David Goffin 7-6 (5), 6-4. Seeded No. 6, Nishikori is bidding for his first ATP Masters title. He saved five match points in...
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April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Nadal beats Nishikori to reach semis at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Rafael Nadal defeated Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-3 to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open in pursuit of a fourth title in the California desert. Nadal next plays either defending champion Novak Djokovic or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who met in a quarterfinal later Friday. Nadal trailed 3-1 before he won five of the next six games to take the opening set...
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March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Britain, Japan 1-1 in Davis Cup after Murray, Nishikori wins

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori both won their 12th straight match in the Davis Cup to leave titleholder Britain and Japan tied at 1-1 in the first round on Friday. Playing his first match in nearly five weeks and since becoming a father, Murray displayed some rustiness in easily beating Taro Daniel 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 to successfully launch Britain's defense...
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March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Nishikori cruises in opener against de Bakker in Acapulco

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) Kei Nishikori cruised to victory in his opening match in Acapulco on Monday, defeating Thiemo de Bakker 6-0, 6-3 in less than an hour. The second-seeded Nishikori was sharp in his first match since capturing his fourth Memphis Open title a week ago, breaking his Dutch opponent six times and fending off the only break point he faced. Also Monday, 35-year...
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February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Nishikori beats American teen for 4th straight Memphis title

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Kei Nishikori of Japan won his fourth straight Memphis Open title Sunday, beating American teen Taylor Fritz 6-4, 6-4. Nishikori joined Jimmy Connors as the only four-time winners of the event and became only the fourth active player to win an event four times, joining Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Ranked No. 7 in the world, Nishikori won...
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February 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Nishikori opens Memphis title defense with win

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Top-seeded Kei Nishikori opened his bid for a fourth straight Memphis Open title with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over American Ryan Harrison on Wednesday night. Nishikori was cruising through the second set up a break at 5-3. Harrison held serve, then broke the Japanese player in the lengthy 10th game. The American saved four match points before Nishikori hit a backhand...
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February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

The Latest: Nishikori into quarterfinals at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Kei Nishikori is the first male player through to the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park, defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 in front of a hugely partisan crowd filled with flag-waving Japanese fans. The seventh-seeded Nishikori also reached the quarterfinals at the Australian...
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January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Healthy Nishikori back in Australian Open round of 16

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Kei Nishikori came to the Australian Open this year hoping to put his injury-ravaged 2015 season behind him. Just five matches into the season, though, spectators at Margaret Court Arena cringed at a familiar sight on Friday: Nishikori plopped down in his chair during a changeover, grabbed his heavily taped right wrist and called for the trainer. The wrist...
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January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Nishikori, Goffin reach 4th round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Kei Nishikori had some trouble with his wrist, taking a medical timeout and losing the next set before recovering to reach the fourth round at the Australian Open with a 7-5, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 win Friday over No. 26-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez. Nishikori reached the 2014 U.S. Open final and the quarterfinals at the Australian and French Opens in 2015 before...
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January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

The Latest: Nishikori reaches 3rd round for 6th time

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Kei Nishikori reached the third round of the Australian Open for the sixth consecutive year, beating Austin Krajicek 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Margaret Court Arena. The No. 7-seeded Nishikori, a two-time quarterfinalist here, dropped serve just once when he was serving for the second...
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January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

The Latest: Kei Nishikori wins match at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) 1:05 p.m. Kei Nishikori has become the first of the seeded men's players to advance to the second round of the Australian Open. The seventh-seeded Nishikori, who reached the quarterfinals last year, beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 without facing a break point Monday. Nishikori struggled with a series of injuries last year, but said he was feeling...
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January 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Nishikori reaches quarterfinals at Brisbane International

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Second-seeded Kei Nishikori advanced to the quarterfinals of the Brisbane International with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Mikhail Kukushkin on Wednesday in his first competitive outing in Australia ahead of the season's first major. Nishikori conceded an early break but dominated the remainder of the second-round match to improve to 4-0 in career meetings with...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Federer beats Nishikori in 3 sets at ATP finals

LONDON (AP) Roger Federer made up for his own mistakes in a see-saw match to earn his third straight victory at the ATP finals on Thursday, beating Kei Nishikori 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 to secure top spot in his group and eliminate the Japanese player. Federer broke for a 3-1 lead in all three sets but Nishikori came back each time, taking advantage of some rare ******* by the Swiss star...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

ATP finals: Kei Nishikori beats Tomas Berdych in three sets

LONDON -- Kei Nishikori won it, and the match. The eighth-seeded Japanese player beat Tomas Berdych 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 Tuesday at the ATP finals for his first win at this week's tournament -- an encounter that will be followed by the big match between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer later in the day at the O2 Arena. The decisive point came with the score even at 3-3 in the third set...
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November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Kei Nishikori beats Tomas Berdych in 3 sets at ATP final

LONDON (AP) Kei Nishikori won his first match at the ATP Finals, beating Tomas Berdych 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 Tuesday. The eighth-seeded Nishikori, who reached the semifinals at the season-ending tournament last year, is 1-1 after losing to Novak Djokovic on Sunday. The Japanese player will next face Roger Federer on Thursday. In the late match at the O2 Arena, Federer will face Djokovic...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Nishikori OK, early arrival in London for World Tour Finals

Kei Nishikori plans to arrive in London one week early for the World Tour Finals after retiring from the Paris Masters because of a back injury. Agent Olivier R. van Lindonk says Saturday that Nishikori will start practicing next week to get ready for the last tournament of the season, which begins Nov. 15 at the O2 Arena and features the top eight players. Lindonk says the Japanese...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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