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Kei Nishikori Wins Barcelona Open

(April 27, 2014) Kei Nishikori beat Santiago Giraldo 6-2, 6-2 to win the Barcelona Open for his first career title on clay, and fifth title of his career and second on the year. “I was playing well. I felt I should be in the final and I’m very happy to win,” Nishikori said. “This title and [my run in] Miami helped my confidence, especially this week on clay. There are three...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Kei Nishikori hires ex-French Open champ Chang as part-time coach

Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori has enlisted the help of Michael Chang as he looks to break into the top 10 in 2014. Chang will join Nishikori's coaching staff for 17-20 weeks, Nishikori's management team announced on Wednesday. The 41-year-old American will act as an advisory coach to the 17th-ranked Nishikori, with full-time coach Dante Bottini remaining in his current...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Kei Nishikori pulls out of French Open

Kei Nishikori of Japan has pulled out of the upcoming French Open after failing to recover from an abdominal injury. The 18th-ranked Nishikori picked up the injury playing against Fernando Verdasco in the Barcelona Open quarterfinals last month. He has not played since. Organizers said Tuesday that he will be replaced in the draw by Slovakia's Karol Beck. Several other players...
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May 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Nishikori confident after success in Australia

Japan's Kei Nishikori says he's determined to take his game to the next level after tasting success at last month's Australian open. Nishikori last month became the first Japanese man to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open since the Open Era began in 1968 with a 2-6, 6-2, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 victory over former finalist and sixth-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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