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Why this year is so important for Kei Nishikori

ESPN - 15 Feb 2018
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- John McEnroe was there to greet Kei Nishikori at the end of the tunnel leading from the court to the backstage area under the Nassau Coliseum. Nishikori had just won his first-round match at the New York Open on Tuesday, his first ...

Anderson ends Nishikori run in New York

Capital FM Kenya - 18 Feb 2018
NEW YORK, United States, Feb 18 – South Africa's Kevin Anderson ended Kei Nishikori's hopes of a comeback victory on Saturday at the New York Open, beating the Japanese fifth seed in three sets in Long Island. Top seed Anderson downed Nishikori 6-1, 3 ...

ATP New York: Anderson tops Tiafoe. Nishikori battles past Albot

Tennis World - 17 Feb 2018
Sam Querrey came to New York with a mediocre 2-2 score in 2018 but he is still on the title course after a 7-6 7-6 triumph over another big server Ivo Karlovic in just 79 minutes. In one of the fastest two-tie break matches in the last 20 years Sam ...

Tennis: Nishikori advances to quarterfinals at New York Open

Kyodo News Plus - 15 Feb 2018
Fifth seed Kei Nishikori defeated Evgeny Donskoy of Russia 6-2, 6-4 Wednesday to earn his place in the quarterfinals of the inaugural New York Open, his first ATP World Tour event in six months. Nishikori, who has been competing in second-tier events ...

Nishikori dominant in second round win in New York

SuperSport - 15 Feb 2018
Japan's Kei Nishikori continued his smooth progress in his first ATP Tour event since August, brushing past Russia's Evgeny Donskoy 6-2 6-4 in the second round of the inaugural New York Open on Wednesday. The Japanese fifth seed, who won his opening ...

Kei Nishikori returns to the ATP Tour after a Challenger title

Tennis Magazine - 05 Feb 2018
Nishikori decided to drop down to the Challenger level rather than come back at the Australian Open, looking to move gradually back into competition. "I think he has been getting better every day," said Michael Chang, who coaches Nishikori, speaking to ...

Nishikori-less Japan face Italian job in Davis Cup

Sport24 - 31 Jan 2018
Tokyo - Japan will be without talisman Kei Nishikori when they host Italy this week for a place in the Davis Cup quarter-finals. With Nishikori only just returning from a wrist injury that had sidelined him for five months, Japan's challenge in Morioka ...

Nishikori picks up first win of 2018 in Dallas

Baseline - 30 Jan 2018
While the stars were Down Under battling for the Australian Open, former world No. 4 Kei Nishikori was rehabbing his wrist and practicing for a more unconventional return. After missing the rest of the 2017 season from the Rogers Cup in August onward ...

Kei Nishikori books spot in ATP Challenger event final

The Japan Times - 03 Feb 2018
DALLAS – Kei Nishikori defeated Taiwan's Jason Jung in straight sets on Friday to advance to the final of the RBC Tennis Championships, an ATP Challenger Tour event in Dallas. Nishikori beat No. 234 Jung 6-4, 6-4 at the T Bar M Racquet Club. He will ...

Kei Nishikori advances to semifinals at Dallas tournament

The Japan Times - 02 Feb 2018
DALLAS – Kei Nishikori reached the semifinals of the RBC Tennis Championships on Thursday by beating Diminik Koepfer. Nishikori, who dropped to world No. 27 after a five-month injury layoff, defeated Germany's Koepfer 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 in a tough 1 hour ...

Kei Nishikori loses first match of comeback from injury

The Japan Times - 24 Jan 2018
Nishikori opted out of the ongoing Australian Open, the first of the year's four Grand Slams. Despite some concerns, Nishikori said he was so focused that he felt no pain during the match, a “good sign,” according to the four-time winner on the ATP ...

Fit again Nishikori hoping to regain top-10 spot

Fox Sports Asia - 06 Feb 2018
He returned to competition at the Oracle Challenger Series in Newport Beach, California, in late January only to lose his first match to qualifier Dennis Novikov in three sets. He was then granted a wildcard for Dallas a week later. “I can't say that I ...

JAPAN: Japan's Nishikori Returning to ATP… the Smart Way

Asia Media International - 01 Feb 2018
JACQUELINE DILANCHYAN WRITES – Japan's Kei Nishikori made a highly anticipated return to professional tennis this January, but it wasn't the expected Australian Open, this season's first Grand Slam, where he made his awaited comeback. Instead ...

Kei Nishikori's Challenger Tour Gamble Will Prove A Masterful Move

Last Word on Tennis (blog) - 09 Feb 2018
There was an unmistakable buzz during tennis' most recent off-season. The missing pieces of the jigsaw would soon all be back as Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Milos Raonic and Kei Nishikori looked to be triumphantly returning to the ATP ...

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