The final U.S. Open match on CBS was a recipe for poor television ratings. The Marin Čilić/Kei Nishikori U.S. Open men’s final drew a 1.9 overnight rating on CBS Monday afternoon, down 32% from Rafael Nadal/Novak Djokovic last year (2.8), down 17% from Andy Murray/Djokovic in 2012 (2.3), and the lowest overnight ever for the [...]
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...
TOKYO (AP) Surging tennis star Kei Nishikori is all the rage in Japan after becoming the first Asian player to reach the U.S. Open men's final. His Uniqlo-brand tennis shirts have sold out, as have the Wilson rackets he uses. Thousands of people have signed up for the satellite TV channel showing the U.S. Open. Many Japanese plan to wake up early Tuesday Japan time to see if...
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7 days ago
NEW YORK -- It is among the most unexpected championship matchups in Grand Slam tennis history: Kei Nishikori against Marin Cilic in the U.S. Open final.
Neither is currently ranked in the top 10.
Neither has previously played in a major final, let alone won one.
"If somebody told you `a Nishikori-Cilic final at the U.S. Open,' three weeks ago, you would look at them like...
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8 days ago
TOKYO (AP) Japanese fans celebrated Kei Nishikori's stunning win over top-ranked Novak Djokovic at the U.S. Open, staying up to the wee hours of Sunday morning to catch a moment of tennis history.
The 24-year-old Japanese ace beat Djokovic 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in stifling heat to become the first man from Asia to reach a Grand Slam singles final.
''The fact that he...
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9 days ago
Another tough loss for Federer, as he is sent packing in the US Open semifinals
Another shocking day at Flushing Meadows has come to a close. The men’s semifinals were completed and no one could have anticipated the results. In one semi Novak Djokovic took on Kei Nishikori and in the other Roger Federer played Marin Cilic. Without even paying much attention to these match ups...
So who is this Kei Nishikori, who on Saturday added world No. 1 Novak Djokovic to his list of upset victims in this year's U.S. Open?
He's a history maker, for one. Before he became the first man from Asia to reach a Grand Slam final, Nishikori was the first Japanese man to make a semifinal of the United States championships since Ichiya Kumagae in 1918.
Last night’s match between Milos Raonic of Canada and Kei Nishikori of Japan felt like a referendum on the future and viability of power tennis. Raonic is 6’5’’, serves at about 140+ MPH, has a booming forehand, and is generally improving in all aspects of his game, especially his touch at the net. He doesn’t have a great backhand, but that is normally not an issue for...
The hard hitting Milos Raonic, fell to Kei Nishikori in the fourth round of the US Open early Tuesday morning
At 2:26 am on Tuesday morning, day eight of the 2014 US Open officially concluded. Kei Nishikori defeated Milos Raonic 4-6, 7-6, 6-7, 7-5, 6-4 after more than four hours of play. This match is definitely one of the highlights so far at Flushing Meadows and there is no...
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UNIQLO just announced the release of the 'Match Wear' collection for their tennis ballers and Global Brand Ambassadors, including Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori, and men's wheelchair champion, Shingo Kunieda. Some of these items will be on full display at the US Open beginning next week.According to the company press release, the match shirt for Nole features an eagle...