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Tokyo 2020: Kei Nishikori hopes Japan's gold rush can inspire Djokovic upset

  • Tokyo 2020: Kei Nishikori, who earned bronze five years ago in Rio, is aiming to wreck Djokovic's pursuit of a Golden Slam in Tokyo and keep alive his dream of becoming Japan's first Olympic tennis champion.
Tokyo 2020: Kei Nishikori (in frame) hopes Japan's gold rush can inspire Novak Djokovic upset.(REUTERS)
Tokyo 2020: Kei Nishikori (in frame) hopes Japan's gold rush can inspire Novak Djokovic upset.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 28, 2021 05:09 PM IST
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Nishikori scripts second five-set win to reach third round

  • Kei Nishikori outlasted Russian 23rd seed Karen Khachanov in a thrilling four-hour battle to win 4-6 6-2 2-6 6-4 6-4 and reach the third round.
Kei Nishikori in action. (ATP Tour/Twitter)
Kei Nishikori in action. (ATP Tour/Twitter)
Published on Jun 03, 2021 07:41 AM IST
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Kei Nishikori needs 5 sets again in French Open win

  • The former U.S. Open finalist rallied past 23rd-seeded Karen Khachanov 4-6, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 after having also gone the distance to beat Italian qualifier Alessandro Giannessi in the first round.
Japan's Kei Nishikori in action during his second round match against Russia's Karen Khachanov(REUTERS)
Japan's Kei Nishikori in action during his second round match against Russia's Karen Khachanov(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 02, 2021 09:49 PM IST
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Japan's Nishikori adds voice to Olympic concerns

Japan's top-ranked men's tennis player Kei Nishikori added his voice to concerns about staging the Olympic Games in Tokyo in July, as the country battles a surge in COVID-19 cases.
FILE PHOTO: Kei Nishikori(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Kei Nishikori(REUTERS)
Published on May 11, 2021 02:04 PM IST
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Kei Nishikori now negative for Covid-19 but out of US Open

Nishikori wrote Wednesday on his mobile app that he is ready to “slowly” return to practice — but not prepared to compete in best-of-five-set matches.
Japan's Kei Nishikori(REUTERS)
Japan's Kei Nishikori(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 02:54 PM IST
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New York | ByPress Trust of India

2014 US Open finalist Nishikori positive for Covid-19 again

Nishikori originally tested positive for the illness caused by the coronavirus last Sunday and announced that day he was pulling out of the Western & Southern Open, the hard-court tournament that will precede the U.S. Open in New York.
Japan's Kei Nishikori in action(REUTERS)
Japan's Kei Nishikori in action(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 22, 2020 01:21 PM IST
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New York | ByAssociated Press

Injury-hit Nishikori out of Japan-Ecuador Davis Cup clash

Nishioka has opted to return to the United States as a precaution against being quarantined because of the novel coronavirus outbreak ahead of next week’s ATP Tour Masters event in Indian Wells.
Japan's Kei Nishikori(REUTERS)
Japan's Kei Nishikori(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 07, 2020 09:17 AM IST
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Tokyo | ByPress Trust of India

Japan, Yoshihito Nishioka keep surprises coming at ATP Cup

The world number 72 won 6-2, 6-3 in Perth to clinch the tie for unbeaten Japan after Go Soeda prevailed over Georgia’s Aleksandre Metreveli 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka reacts after he won a point against Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia.(AP)
Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka reacts after he won a point against Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia.(AP)
Updated on Jan 06, 2020 02:01 PM IST
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Perth, Australia | ByAgence France-Presse

Japan’s Nishikori pulls out of new ATP Cup

The former world number four, who has slipped to 13, said he was disappointed not to be representing his country in Perth at the team event starting on January 3.
File image of Kei Nishikori(AP)
File image of Kei Nishikori(AP)
Updated on Dec 30, 2019 10:20 AM IST
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Perth | ByAFP

Matteo Berrettini reaches Top 10 in ATP rankings for the first time

Matteo Berrettini, who reached the semi-finals in Vienna last week before losing to eventual winner Dominic Thiem, climbs two places to number nine.
Italy's Matteo Berrettini reacts during his semi final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem.(REUTERS)
Italy's Matteo Berrettini reacts during his semi final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 28, 2019 04:39 PM IST
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Paris | ByAgence France-Presse

Andy Murray rise continues after Belgian triumph

The Scotsman, who is on the comeback trail after career-saving hip surgery, climbed 116 places to 127 following his 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over Stan Wawrinka -- his first title in two years.
Andy Murray of Britain poses with the trophy after winning the European Open final.(AP)
Andy Murray of Britain poses with the trophy after winning the European Open final.(AP)
Updated on Oct 21, 2019 11:45 PM IST
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Paris | ByAgence France-Presse

Karolina Pliskova, Kei Nishikori reach US Open third round

Karolina Pliskova pounded nine aces and won 90 percent of her first-serve points at Arthur Ashe Stadium, which had its retractable roof closed due to rain.
Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic hits to Mariam Bolkvadze of Georgia.(USA TODAY Sports)
Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic hits to Mariam Bolkvadze of Georgia.(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Aug 28, 2019 11:48 PM IST
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New York | ByReuters

Kei Nishikori, Karolina Pliskova reach US Open second round

Nishikori’s serve clicked from the start and the seventh seed won 90 percent of his first-serve points while never facing a break point against the Argentine in 47 minutes on Grandstand.
Kei Nishikori of Japan hits to Marco Trungelliti (not pictured) of Argentina.(USA TODAY Sports)
Kei Nishikori of Japan hits to Marco Trungelliti (not pictured) of Argentina.(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Aug 26, 2019 10:46 PM IST
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New York | ByReuters

Kei Nishikori ponders mixed doubles with Naomi Osaka at Tokyo Olympics

World number one Osaka, the reigning US and Australian Open champion, and Nishikori, the 2014 US Open runner-up ranked seventh in the world, could be a formidable combination in the fight for gold next year.
File image of Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori(AFP)
File image of Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori(AFP)
Updated on Aug 24, 2019 03:19 PM IST
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Daniil Medvedev makes top five debut after Cincinnati Masters triumph

The 23-year-old became the first Russian player in history to win a Masters title, ousting David Goffin in the Cincinnati Open finals on Sunday.
Daniil Medvedev poses for a photo with the Rookwood Cup after defeating David Goffin in the final of the Cincinnati Masters. s(USA TODAY Sports)
Daniil Medvedev poses for a photo with the Rookwood Cup after defeating David Goffin in the final of the Cincinnati Masters. s(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 05:19 PM IST
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Paris | ByAgence France-Presse

Rafael Nadal stays at number two as Djokovic rules rankings

Nadal, who will be vying for a fourth title at Flushing Meadows, was too strong for Daniil Medvedev in Sunday’s final, seeing off the Russian 6-3 6-0 to claim his 35th Masters title.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy as he celebrates winning the final against Switzerland's Roger Federer.(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy as he celebrates winning the final against Switzerland's Roger Federer.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 12, 2019 04:35 PM IST
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Paris | ByAFP

Wimbledon 2019: ‘Stars align’ as Federer seeks to break Djokovic spell in final

Four-time Wimbledon winner and defending champion Djokovic enjoys a 25-22 edge in career meetings, stretching back 13 years.
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer (R).(AFP)
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer (R).(AFP)
Updated on Jul 14, 2019 08:02 AM IST
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London | ByAFP

Roger Federer wins 100th Wimbledon match to reach 13th semi-final

Eight-time champion Federer recovered from losing the opening set to defeat Japan’s Kei Nishikori 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 to book his place in the semi-finals of a Grand Slam for the 45th time.
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates defeating Japan's Kei Nishikori.(AP)
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates defeating Japan's Kei Nishikori.(AP)
Updated on Jul 10, 2019 11:16 PM IST
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London | ByAgence France-Presse

Roger Federer wary of fresher, stronger Nishikori

For the fourth time in his career, the eighth-seeded Japanese has dropped one set or less en route to the quarter-finals of a major championship.
File image of Roger Federer(REUTERS)
File image of Roger Federer(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 10, 2019 09:09 AM IST
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Two-time French Open finalist Dominic Thiem knocked out of Wimbledon

Dominic Thiem does not find grass to his liking -- his best showing reaching the last 16 in 2017 -- and wilted under the expert serve and volley game of Querrey.
Austria's Dominic Thiem during his first round match against Sam Querrey.(REUTERS)
Austria's Dominic Thiem during his first round match against Sam Querrey.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 02, 2019 07:58 PM IST
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London | ByAgence France-Presse

Rafael Nadal demolishes Kei Nishikori to set up French Open semi-final showdown

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal progressed to the semi-finals of the French Open as the ace players registered victories in their respective fourth round matches.
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after his quarterfinal match against Japan's Kei Nishikori.(REUTERS)
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after his quarterfinal match against Japan's Kei Nishikori.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 04, 2019 11:11 PM IST
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Paris | ByReuters

Rafael Nadal racks up 90th Roland Garros win to reach quarter-finals

Rafael Nadal, bidding for a 12th title at the tournament, swept past Argentina’s Juan Ignacio Londero 6-2, 6-3, 6-3.
Spain's Rafael Nadal in action during his fourth round match against Argentina's Juan Ignacio Londero.(REUTERS)
Spain's Rafael Nadal in action during his fourth round match against Argentina's Juan Ignacio Londero.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 02, 2019 09:51 PM IST
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Paris | ByAgence France-Presse

French Open 2019: Home favourite Tsonga ready to renew Nishikori rivalry

Tsonga overcame German Peter Gojowczyk on Monday to reach the second round at Roland Garros for the first time since 2016, as he did not compete here last season and fell at the first hurdle in 2017.
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reacts during his first round match against Germany's Peter Gojowczyk(REUTERS)
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reacts during his first round match against Germany's Peter Gojowczyk(REUTERS)
Updated on May 29, 2019 09:34 AM IST
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French Open 2019: Who are you? Guide to Roland Garros stars’ first round rivals

Hurkacz thrives on hard courts. He reached the quarter-finals at Indian Wells were he beat Kei Nishikori and Denis Shapovalov before losing to Roger Federer.
File image of Tennis star Hubert Hurkacz of Poland.(AFP)
File image of Tennis star Hubert Hurkacz of Poland.(AFP)
Updated on May 25, 2019 08:17 PM IST
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Paris | ByAFP

Nadal on the up again, Ferrer ends career in Madrid

The victory also came hours before Nadal’s fellow Spaniard David Ferrer played the final match of his career, losing 6-4, 6-1 to Alexander Zverev in his last tournament before retirement.
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his second round match against Canada's Felix Auger Aliassime(REUTERS)
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his second round match against Canada's Felix Auger Aliassime(REUTERS)
Published on May 09, 2019 10:46 AM IST
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Madrid | ByAFP

Nadal makes light work of Auger-Aliassime in Madrid Open opener

Nadal has endured a turbulent few weeks after slipping to surprise defeats in both Monte Carlo and Barcelona last month before then being hit by a stomach bug on Sunday.
Rafael Nadal, from Spain, returns the ball to Felix Auger-Aliassime, from Canada.(AP)
Rafael Nadal, from Spain, returns the ball to Felix Auger-Aliassime, from Canada.(AP)
Updated on May 08, 2019 10:09 PM IST
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Madrid | ByAgence France-Presse

Nishikori battles past Dellien to set up Madrid showdown with Wawrinka

Nishikori needed just over two hours to win 7-5, 7-5 after Dellien saved seven set points during an impressive fightback from 5-1 down in the opening set.
Japan's Kei Nishikori returns the ball to Russia's Daniil Medvedev.(AFP)
Japan's Kei Nishikori returns the ball to Russia's Daniil Medvedev.(AFP)
Updated on May 09, 2019 12:15 AM IST
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Madrid | ByAgence France-Presse

Barcelona Open: Dominic Thiem stuns Rafael Nadal to reach final

The Austrian will meet 23-year-old Daniil Medvedev in Sunday’s final after the Russian also pulled off a surprise by edging out fourth seed Kei Nishikori 6-4 3-6 7-5 in a tight match.
Austria's Dominic Thiem, center, speaks with Spain's Rafael Nadal after defeating him.(AP)
Austria's Dominic Thiem, center, speaks with Spain's Rafael Nadal after defeating him.(AP)
Updated on Apr 27, 2019 11:02 PM IST
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Barcelona | ByReuters

Barcelona Open: Daniil Medvedev topples Kei Nishikori in semi-final

Fourth seed Nishikori had reached the final of the Catalan clay-court event three times, winning in 2014 and 2015 but losing the 2016 final to Rafael Nadal.
Russia's Daniil Medvedev reacts after winning a point against Japan's Kei Nishikori.(AFP)
Russia's Daniil Medvedev reacts after winning a point against Japan's Kei Nishikori.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 27, 2019 08:52 PM IST
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Barcelona | ByAFP

Kei Nishikori beats Roberto Carballes Baena, battles into Barcelona Open semi-finals

Nishikori will take on Russian Daniil Medvedev on Saturday after the seventh seed stopped lucky loser Nicolas Jarry of Chile 6-3, 6-4.
Kei Nishikori of Japan prepares to return the ball to Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada.(AP)
Kei Nishikori of Japan prepares to return the ball to Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada.(AP)
Updated on Apr 27, 2019 01:37 AM IST
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Barcelona | ByAgence France-Presse
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