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Murray reaches quarterfinals; Nishikori out at Indian Wells

  Andy Murray defeated Adrian Mannarino 6-3, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday, earning his 496th career match victory. Murray tied countryman Tim Henman's record as Britain's most successful player in the Open era. Murray set up a quarterfinal against 12th-seeded Feliciano Lopez, who upset No. 5 seed Kei Nishikori, 6-4, 7-6 (2). A quartet for former...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kei Nishikori advances to third round at Indian Wells

  Kei Nishikori beat American Ryan Harrison 6-4, 6-4 in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday, while defending women's champion Flavia Pennetta easily advanced. Playing in 91-degree heat, Nishikori dispatched Harrison in 1 1/2 hours despite struggling with his first serve. The fifth-ranked Japanese player reached the third round at Indian Wells for the first time...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Open final: Nishikori makes history by defeating Anderson

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Kei Nishikori of Japan beat South African Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-4 Sunday in the Memphis Open championship, becoming the first man to win three straight titles at this tournament. Nishikori improved to 13-1 here where Jimmy Connors failed not once but twice to win three straight titles at this indoor tournament. Tommy Haas and Todd Martin also missed out on a three...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Kei Nishikori survives 3-set match to move into Memphis quarters

  Top-seeded Kei Nishikori was pushed to three sets in his opening match of the Memphis Open on Wednesday, beating American qualifier Ryan Harrison 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals. Nishikori, the two-time defending champion from Japan who had a bye in the first round, struggled in the opening set against Harrison, who was playing his fifth match in five days. After...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Ahead to 2015 for Federer, Nishikori

Welcome back, dear readers. I come to you fresh off a great holiday break, having gorged on turkey, latkes, new year’s champagne, and all manner of tennis speculation as to what the year to come has in store for us. Since my last article, we’ve seen a decided resurgence of some familiar names and a streak of continued excellence from a rising star on the men’s side. For the...
January 07, 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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