Kei Nishikori http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24601/all en Tennis-Japan's Nishikori close to walking with the giants http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/tennis-japans-nishikori-close-walking-the-giants <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alastair Himmer</p> <p>TOKYO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Don't let the toothy grin and lean frame fool you - Kei Nishikori's run-and-gun style can bring down the giants of tennis and catapult the Japanese 'superstar' into the top 10.</p> <p>A quarter-finalist at Melbourne Park last year, the 23-year-old has mapped out a three-year plan to win a grand slam and his jaw-dropping success at last October's Japan Open underlined the threat he poses.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/tennis-japans-nishikori-close-walking-the-giants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Human Interest Kei Nishikori Kei Nishikori Rafael Nadal Tennis Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 08:15:15 +0000 5731997 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Grind of tour takes toll on walking wounded http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/tennis-grind-tour-takes-toll-walking-wounded <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 13 (Reuters) - The unrelenting grind of the professional tennis tour moves back into high gear on Monday with an Australian Open shorn of Rafa Nadal and several players carrying niggling injuries into the draw.</p> <p>Nadal, who battled Novak Djokovic for almost six hours before the Serb finally sealed the title last year, withdrew last month because a stomach virus was hampering his recovery from a long term injury in his creaking knees.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/tennis-grind-tour-takes-toll-walking-wounded" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Kei Nishikori Tennis Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 07:00:42 +0000 5733721 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Tennis-Australian Open men's singles round 4 results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/tennis-australian-open-mens-singles-round-4-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Men's Singles Round 4 matches on Sunday 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat 15-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) 1-6 7-5 6-4 6-7(5) 12-10 5-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) beat Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 6-3 6-2 7-6(13) 10-Nicolas Almagro (Spain) beat 8-Janko Tipsarevic (Serbia) 6-2 5-1 (Tipsarevic retired) 4-David Ferrer (Spain) beat 16-Kei Nishikori (Japan) 6-2 6-1 6-4</p> David Ferrer Janko Tipsarević Kei Nishikori Tennis Tomáš Berdych Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 05:45:24 +0000 5736778 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Querrey advances at Memphis tennis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/tennis-querrey-advances-at-memphis-tennis-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sam Querrey beat Alejandro Falla for the second time in less than a week, defeating the Colombian 6-3, 6-3 in a first round match at the US National Indoor Championships on Tuesday.</p> <p>Querrey, who won the Memphis title three years ago, hammered six aces and won 74 percent of his first-serve points as he needed just 58 minutes to eliminate Falla.</p> <p>Fourth seed Querrey also beat Falla in the quarter-finals of the San Jose tournament on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/tennis-querrey-advances-at-memphis-tennis-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kei Nishikori Sam Querrey Tennis AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 04:30:32 +0000 5760694 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Tennis-Memphis International men's singles round 2 results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/tennis-memphis-international-mens-singles-round-2-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Memphis International Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday 5-Kei Nishikori (Japan) beat Donald Young (U.S.) 6-3 6-3 1-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Igor Sijsling (Netherlands) 7-6(2) 3-6 7-6(7) 7-Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine) beat Rhyne Williams (U.S.) 6-4 4-6 6-4 Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) beat Lleyton Hewitt (Australia) 6-1 6-2 Michael Russell (U.S.) beat Lukasz Kubot (Poland) 6-2 6-4</p> Denis Istomin Kei Nishikori Marin Čilić States and territories of Australia Tennis Łukasz Kubot Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:45:39 +0000 5762403 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Tennis-Memphis International men's singles round 2 results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/tennis-memphis-international-mens-singles-round-2-results-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Memphis International Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday Feliciano Lopez (Spain) beat 6-Tommy Haas (Germany)WO Jack Sock (U.S.) beat James Blake (U.S.) 7-5 6-4 Marinko Matosevic (Australia) beat 4-Sam Querrey (U.S.) 3-6 6-4 7-5 5-Kei Nishikori (Japan) beat Donald Young (U.S.) 6-3 6-3 1-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Igor Sijsling (Netherlands) 7-6(2) 3-6 7-6(7) 7-Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine) beat Rhyne Williams (U.S.) 6-4 4-6 6-4 Denis Istomin (</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/tennis-memphis-international-mens-singles-round-2-results-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Donald Young Kei Nishikori Marin Čilić Tennis Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 02:15:14 +0000 5762842 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Memphis International men's singles quarterfinal results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/tennis-memphis-international-mens-singles-quarterfinal-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Memphis International Men's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Friday Marinko Matosevic (Australia) beat 7-Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine) 6-7(6) 6-2 6-4 5-Kei Nishikori (Japan) beat 1-Marin Cilic (Croatia) 6-4 6-2</p> Croats of Bosnia and Herzegovina Kei Nishikori Marin Čilić Tennis Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:45:31 +0000 5763814 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Nishikori upsets Cilic to reach Memphis semis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/tennis-nishikori-upsets-cilic-reach-memphis-semis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan cruised past top-seeded Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-2 on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the US National Indoor Tennis Championships.</p> <p>Croatia's Cilic had saved three match points in his previous match against Igor Sijsling, but couldn't find the answer against Nishikori, who had just four aces compared to a dozen for Cilic but won 69 percent of points on his serve.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/tennis-nishikori-upsets-cilic-reach-memphis-semis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kei Nishikori Marin Čilić Tennis AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 01:15:35 +0000 5763956 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Memphis International men's singles quarterfinal results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/tennis-memphis-international-mens-singles-quarterfinal-result-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Memphis International Men's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Friday Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) beat Michael Russell (U.S.) 6-4 7-6(5) Feliciano Lopez (Spain) beat Jack Sock (U.S.) 6-4 6-3 Marinko Matosevic (Australia) beat 7-Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine) 6-7(6) 6-2 6-4 5-Kei Nishikori (Japan) beat 1-Marin Cilic (Croatia) 6-4 6-2</p> Kei Nishikori Marin Čilić Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 23 Feb 2013 03:00:04 +0000 5764005 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Nishikori upsets Cilic to reach Memphis semis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/tennis-nishikori-upsets-cilic-reach-memphis-semis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan cruised past top-seeded Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-2 on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the US National Indoor Tennis Championships.</p> <p>Croatia's Cilic had saved three match points in his previous match against Igor Sijsling, but could not find the answer against Nishikori, who had just four aces compared to a dozen for Cilic but won 69 percent of points on his serve.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/tennis-nishikori-upsets-cilic-reach-memphis-semis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kei Nishikori Marin Čilić Tennis AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 06:00:57 +0000 5764050 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Memphis International men's singles semifinal results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/tennis-memphis-international-mens-singles-semifinal-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Memphis International Men's Singles Semifinal matches on Saturday Feliciano Lopez (Spain) beat Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) 6-2 3-6 6-3 5-Kei Nishikori (Japan) beat Marinko Matosevic (Australia) 6-4 (Matosevic retired)</p> Denis Istomin Kei Nishikori Marinko Matosevic Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 23 Feb 2013 19:15:25 +0000 5764466 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Nishikori to meet Lopez in Memphis, Erakovic wins first title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/tennis-nishikori-meet-lopez-memphis-erakovic-wins-first-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 23 (Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori will meet Spain's Feliciano Lopez in the final of the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships after besting Australian Marinko Matosevic in the semi-finals in Memphis on Saturday.</p> <p>Nishikori won the first set 6-4 in 37 minutes against Matosevic before the Australian was forced to retire with a bone bruise on his right foot, sending the Japanese into his fifth ATP final.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/tennis-nishikori-meet-lopez-memphis-erakovic-wins-first-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kei Nishikori Marina Erakovic Tennis Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Feb 2013 07:15:55 +0000 5764726 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Memphis International men's singles final result http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/tennis-memphis-international-mens-singles-final-result <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Memphis International Men's Singles Final on Sunday 5-Kei Nishikori (Japan) beat Feliciano Lopez (Spain) 6-2 6-3</p> Kei Nishikori Tennis Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Feb 2013 23:01:01 +0000 5765411 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Japan's Nishikori claims Memphis title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/tennis-japans-nishikori-claims-memphis-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan's Kei Nishikori captured his third career ATP Tour title Sunday by routing Spain's Feliciano Lopez 6-2, 6-3 in Sunday's final of the US Indoor Tennis Championships.</p> <p>The fifth seeded Nishikori didn't drop a set all week and managed to break Lopez's serve four times in the 67-minute final.</p> <p>Nishikori, who is ranked 22nd in the world, clinched the win when Lopez sent a backhand wide on the second championship point. Nishikori appeared to injure his elbow on the first championship point but managed to serve out the match.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/tennis-japans-nishikori-claims-memphis-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kei Nishikori Kei Nishikori Tennis AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 23:01:09 +0000 5765413 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: ATP-WTA US Indoor Championships results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/tennis-atp-wta-us-indoor-championships-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results on Sunday from the $1.58 million ATP and WTA US Indoor Championships (x denotes seed):</p> <p>Men</p> <p>Final</p> <p>Kei Nishikori (JPN x5) bt Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 6-2, 6-3</p> <p>afp</p> Kei Nishikori Tennis AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 23:01:10 +0000 5765414 at http://www.globalpost.com