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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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14 days ago  |  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...
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24 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

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 role...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Nishikori hires Michael 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 in 2014, Nishikori's management team announced on Wednesday. Nishikori has been training with Chang for the last two weeks in California. The 23-year-old Nishikori rose to No. 11 in the world this year...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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