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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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March 14, 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

US Open 2014: Goodbye Federer and Djokovic

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...
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Great returns for Nishikori, ousts Raonic at the US Open

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...
September 02, 2014  |  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...
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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...
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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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