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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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16 days ago  |  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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18 days ago  |  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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18 days ago  |  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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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kei Nishikori, Sloane Stephens win Citi Open

Kei Nishikori and Sloane Stephens won their respective finals today at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C. Nishikori defeated American John Isner in three sets and Stephens beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to win her first WTA title. The men’s final pitted the big American against the speedy player from Japan. The last time these two played was in Miami back in the spring. On that day...
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Kei Nishikori First Japanese Man To Reach French Open Quarterfinals Since 1933

PARIS — Kei Nishikori reached another milestone on Sunday, becoming the first Japanese man in more than 80 years to advance to the quarterfinals at the French Open. The fifth-seeded Nishikori, who has yet to drop a set at this year’s tournament, progressed to the last eight at the clay-court Grand Slam for the first time with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory...
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Marin Cilic: An unlikely US Open winner

Kei Nishikori made it as far as the US Open finals before falling to Marin Cilic of Croatia In a bizarre twist of the men’s tennis world, Marin Cilic was crowned the 2014 US Open champion.  Everybody celebrates differently but after clenching his second match point Cilic ran into the stands to engage his box in a group hug.  He defeated the #10 seed Kei Nishikori 6-3,6-3,6-3...
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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