KEI NISHIKORI RUMORS

Nishikori retires from Wimbledon match with injured rib

LONDON (AP) With an injured rib smarting, Kei Nishikori kept going until he couldn't stand it any longer. The time to call it quits came Monday in the fourth round at Wimbledon, trailing 6-1, 5-1 against Marin Cilic on No. 2 Court. ''Even before the match, I knew it's not going to be easy for me to play 100 percent,'' Niskikori said. ''Every point I played, get worse. I didn't...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

For Nishikori and Cilic, 2014 becomes an increasingly distant memory

Remember when Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic knocked off Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in the same major tournament’s semifinal round? Nishikori was 24 years old when he reached the 2014 U.S. Open final, and Cilic was 25 when he won it. It’s true that Cilic permanently eliminated the burden of having to win a major title, while Nishikori is still trying to remove that weight...
Via Attacking The Net
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

French Open 2016 Roundtable

What's Your Takeaway From The 2016 Clay Season?   Jonathan D'Rozario, Head Tennis Writer: Change is coming. I don't know whether that's in the form of a transformed Murray, a resurgent Nadal, or a Cinderella-esque run to glory for one of the young guns (Nishikori in particular has played well this clay season), but something's coming. Maybe not in time for a French Open surprise...
Via The Sports Quotient
May 22, 2016  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via NESN.com
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Nishikori needs 5 sets to win 1st-round match

Kei Nishikori saved most of his energy for the business end of his first-round match Tuesday to beat Australian Marinko Matosevic 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 at the torridly hot Australian Open. The 16th-seeded Nishikori won four straight points on Matosevic's serve to take a 2-0 lead in the final set as temperatures topped 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit). He also saved three break...
Via Associated Press
January 13, 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...
Via Associated Press
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...
Via Associated Press
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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