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Paire upsets Nishikori to advance to final of Japan Open

TOKYO (AP) Benoit Paire of France beat defending champion and local favorite Kei Nishikori 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday to advance to the final of the Japan Open. The unseeded Paire took the second set with a backhand winner to break the second-seeded Nishikori, who was bidding for his third Japan Open title. Paire raced out to a 4-1 lead in the third set and broke Nishikori again...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cilic beats Johnson, will face Nishikori in Japan Open quarters

  Marin Cilic overpowered Steve Johnson 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Japan Open. The sixth-seeded Croat saved all five break points he faced to set up a quarterfinal with second-seeded Kei Nishikori, who is bidding for his third Japan Open title. Cilic, who is seeking his first title of the year and the 14th of his career, hit a powerful forehand to...
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Nishikori beats Querrey to advance at Japan Open

TOKYO (AP) Local favorite Kei Nishikori advanced to the quarterfinals of the Japan Open with a 7-6 (3), 6-3 victory over Sam Querrey on Wednesday. Second-seeded Nishikori set up match point with a blistering backhand down the line and won with a forehand smash, securing his third straight win in seven matches against the unseeded Querrey. French Open champion and top seed Stan Wawrinka...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nishikori rallies to foil Coric in Japan Open

TOKYO (AP) Defending champion Kei Nishikori, of Japan, was given a real scare by teen ace Borna Coric, of Croatia, on Monday, before sealing a 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 comeback win in the first round of the Rakuten Japan Open. The 38th-ranked Coric, the youngest player in the top 50 of the ATP world rankings, showed a maturity beyond his years to take the first set, and looked likely to upset...
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7 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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