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Nishikori On Playing Djokovic: ‘I Love The Challenge’

Seven years ago Kei Nishikori earned the biggest win of his life against Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of the US Open. Will the Japanese star be able to replicate the feat on Saturday? “I think it was one of my best matches. Because of that, I think it's a little

Nishikori Handles Harris To Return To Citi Open Semi-finals

Former Washington champion Kei Nishikori is back into the last four at Citi Open after overcoming a stern test from Lloyd Harris on Friday to win 6-3, 7-5.  The Japanese No. 2 booked a place into his first tour-level semi-final since 2019 in Barcelona (l. to Medvedev) as he improved

Nishikori Flies From Tokyo Into Washington Second Round

Former champion Kei Nishikori’s Citi Open campaign is off to a flying start following a straight-sets win over familiar foe Sam Querrey on Monday. The Japanese World No. 67 clinched his seventh victory from 11 ATP Head2Head meetings against the American, 6-4, 6-4. Nishikori arrived in Washington from Tokyo, where

McLachlan/Nishikori Reach Tokyo QF

© Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Ben McLachlan and Kei Nishikori defeat British pair Jamie Muray and Neal Skupski on Monday in Tokyo. This article contains: The Japanese pair will next face top seeds Mektic/Pavic

Zverev Races Past Nishikori To Reach QFs In Paris

In the battle between US Open finalists, sixth seed Alexander Zverev triumphed over Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 on Sunday to race into the quarter-finals at Roland Garros. Zverev improved to 16-5 at Roland Garros, his joint-most successful Grand Slam in terms of matches won alongside the Australian Open. He also

Nishikori Takes Lead Against Paire Into Monday At Roland Garros

After a dramatic day of fourth-round singles action at Roland Garros, perhaps it’s fitting that the day’s final match did not come to a conclusion. Seventh seed Kei Nishikori will take a 6-2, 6-7(8), 6-2 lead against home favourite Benoit Paire into Monday, as play was suspended after 9:30 p.m. due

Nishikori Keeps Hopes Of A Third Barcelona Title Alive

Kei Nishikori on Friday kept alive his hopes of earning a third Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell title, battling past home favourite Roberto Carballes Baena 6-4, 7-5 to reach the semi-finals. The 2014-15 Barcelona champion arrived in Spain on a three-match losing streak, but he has raised his level at the ATP

Clutch Kei Reigning Again In 2019

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Kei is so very clutch. Kei Nishikori has found himself in a winner-take-all deciding set tie-break three times so far in 2019. Three times he has triumphed, including twice at the Australian Open in 10-point Match Tie-breaks. The tie-breaks, which are first to 10, win by two, were implemented for

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