Showing posts with label Kei Nishikori. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kei Nishikori. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Marin Cilic wins US Open title

Marin Cilic wins US Open title

Marin Cilic scored a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 win over Kei Nishikori to win the 2914 US Open title, his first grand slam title.

Cilic fell to the ground and held his hands together, looking up to the sky. Moments later, he looked to the stands, seemingly stunned. He shook Nishikori's hand at the net, then ran up to his player's box to hug family and friends.
Compared to the veteran champions, he seemed unsure what to do once he sat back in his chair. There, he picked up his phone and tried to call his family in Croatia. Only his younger brother, who recently started college in the United States, was at the match.

The win was the culmination of a surprising second week. Either Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, or Rafeal Nadal (or two of the three) has played in every Grand Slam final since the 2005 Australian Open. One of those three won all but four of those titles, too. But this year, after 38 slams, came a new chapter.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Video: Nishikori Celebrates Birthday In Brisbane

Video: Nishikori Celebrates Birthday In Brisbane

Kei Nishikori talks about his plans to celebrate his 23rd birthday in Brisbane after being presented with a cake by ball kids Paris Northwood and Jacob Dorey.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Nishikori wins Japan Open title


Nishikori wins Japan Open title

Kei Nishikori defeated Milos Raonic 7-6 3-6 6-0 to win the 2012 Japan Open title.

Nishikori took the first set tiebreak 7-5 but then Raonic took the second, drilling a bullet serve at Nishikori's body.

However, Nishikori stormed back in the decider, taking a 4-0 lead, leaving his Canadian opponent gaping in disbelief.

After two hours and eight minutes of play Kei completed a final set 'bagel' to claim the title.

"I'm partying tonight," Nishikori said. "I'd thought the Gods were against me at this event in the past. To win the title is amazing. I'm overwhelmed.

"I don't know what I'm going to do with a year's worth of Corona beer," added Nishikori, sheepishly referring to a bonus gift from tournament sponsors. "I don't even like beer."

Raonic upset Murray in Japan Open semifinal, faces Nishikori next


Raonic upset Murray in Japan Open semifinal, faces Nishikori next

Milos Raonic beat Andy Murray 6-3 6-7 7-6 to reach the final of the Japan Open 2012 tennis tournament in Tokyo.

Raonic will play Kei Nishikori, who defeated Marcos Baghdatis 6-2, 6-2.

“It’s an incredible feeling because I’m in a final in my home country,” Nishikori told RakutenOpen.com. “I didn’t think I would be in the final, so I’m very happy. I haven’t won a tournament in four years so hopefully I can win tomorrow.”

The Canadian broke Murray in the opening game and broke again to claim the set 6-3.

In the second set, the Scott saved two break points to hold serve for 1-1.

There were no breaks of serve in the second set and went to a tiebreak, which Murray won 7-5.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Monaco beats Nishikori, Benneteau upsets Ferrer to reach Malaysia final

Monaco beats Nishikori, Benneteau upsets Ferrer to reach Malaysia final

Juan Monaco defeated Kei Nishikori 64 26 76 to advance to the Malaysian Open 2012 final.

The Argentine will next meet Julien Benneteau, who surprised David Ferrer 6-4, 6-1.

Pico saved one match point at 2-5 in the deciding set on his way to a two hours and 43 minutes victory.

"Nishikori played very well," said Monaco. "He came back in the second set, playing better than me. The final set was up and down, he had one match point, then I fought back and I am very happy the way I finished the match. I think the crowd enjoyed it."

"He just played well and I don’t think I played badly," said Nishikori. "He served great and hit the ball well. I stopped hitting and playing inside the baseline."

Monday, August 13, 2012

Video: Del Potro & Nishikori Practice in Cincinnati

Video: Del Potro & Nishikori Practice in Cincinnati

Watch Del Potro and Nishikori Practice at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati...


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Federer sets up clash with Del Potro at Olympics semifinals


Federer sets up clash with Del Potro at Olympics semifinals

Roger Federer defeated John Isner 64 76 to advance to the semifinals of the London 2012 Tennis Olympic event.

Federer broke in the ninth game to take a 5-4 lead. That was the only service break of the match.

Isner hit a 137 mph serve, and Federer lined a backhand return that caught the net and still landed a winner.

"You just feel bad, really - but relief, because it's finally over," Federer said.

"It goes against you sometimes; it goes for you sometimes," Isner said. "It's unfortunate, but I'm not going to dwell on it. He was better than me today."

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Nishikori upsets Ferrer, sets up clash with Delpo at Olympics

Nishikori upsets Ferrer, sets up clash with Delpo at Olympics

Kei Nishikori advanced into the quarterfinals at the Olympics after beating David Ferrer 6-0, 3-6, 6-4.

Darkness forced officials to move the match to Center Court with Ferrer about to serve at 4-5 in the final set.

When play resumed Nishikori needed only five points to close out the victory.

Nishikori will next play Juan Martin del Potro, who ousted Gilles Simon 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 in one hour and 51 minutes.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Nishikori, Goffin and Baker into Wimbledon Third Round

Nishikori, Goffin and Baker into Wimbledon Third Round

Kei Nishikori, David Goffin and Brian Baker advanced to the third round of Wimbledon.

Goffin scored a 4-6 6-4 6-1 6-3 win Jesse Levine, Nishikori beat Florent Serra 6-3 7-5 6-2 while Baker made it past Jarkko Nieminen 6-0, 6-2, 6-4.

Nishikori became the first man from that nation to reach the third round at Wimbledon since Shuzo Matsuoka 17 years ago.

"It feels good. Always proud to make a new history," he said. "When I was in Japan, I think I was 11 and I trained a couple of times a year (with Matsuoka). I think that helped me a lot. He always sends me emails after my matches still."

Goffin, who made a splash after reaching the last 16 as a qualifying round lucky loser at Roland Garros, displayed great tennis against Levine on Thursday.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Kei Nishikori Wimbledon Press Conference | Tuesday 26 June 2012

Kei Nishikori Wimbledon Press Conference | Tuesday 26 June 2012

Wimbledon first round Tuesday 26 June 2012

K. NISHIKORI/M. Kukushkin 7‑5, 6‑3, 6‑4

Q. How did it feel to be back on court after a few months with injury?
KEI NISHIKORI: It was good, actually. It was a little up and down. I was up 2 Love, and he came back. That kind of stuff, you know, it happened couple times this match, but I finished strong. It was good, the match.

Q. Did you have any nerves beforehand after being out for a while and worried how you might come back?
KEI NISHIKORI: Yeah, I was. I was nervous. You know, it's always tough to play first match when you come back. It took two months to heal my injuries, so I was worried, but played a couple exhibition matches last week, and I think that helps.

Q. Was it a bit of a hard process to come back on grass, especially, in your first match?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Nishikori out of Roland Garros, Fish also withdrew

Nishikori out of Roland Garros, Fish also withdrew

Kei Nishikori withdrew from the 2012 French Open because he has not recovered from a stomach injury.

This season, Nishikori reached the Australian Open quarter-finals, but his preparations for Paris were hit by the stomach injury he suffered in Barcelona in April.

He also missed Madrid and Rome Masters.

"I am very disappointed that I won't be able to play in Paris this year. Following the last Grand Slam, I was looking forward to play in the second Grand Slam of the year. I will continue my rehab and plan to be back on the Tour as early as I can," he wrote on Facebook.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Video: Rafa and Nishikori at Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

Video: Rafa and Nishikori at Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

Wath and enjoy how Rafa Nadal and Kei Nishikori played tennis in front of the Sagrada Family in Barcelona....


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Photos: Nadal and Nishikori in Barcelona playing tennis at the Sagrada Familia

Photos: Nadal and Nishikori in Barcelona playing tennis at the Sagrada Familia

Check out some pictures of Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori playing tennis in front of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona to promote the Godo tennis tournament.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Videos: Rafa vs Nishikori - Miami 2012 4th round highlights and Interviews

Videos: Rafa vs Nishikori - Miami 2012 4th round highlights and Interviews

Watch and enjoy some tennis highlights from the 4th round match between Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori at the ATP Miami 2012... Also enjoy some interviews with Rafa after the match...


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Photos: Nadal v Nishikori at Miami 2012 Sony Ericsson Open

Photos: Nadal v Nishikori at Miami 2012 Sony Ericsson Open

Enjoy the following tennis pictures of Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori during their 4th round encounter on Day 9 of the Sony Ericsson Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Rafa advances to quarterfinals in Miami with win over Nishikori

Rafa advances to quarterfinals in Miami with win over Nishikori

 Rafael Nadal scored a 6-4, 6-4 win over Kei Nishikori to reach the quarterfinals at the Sony Ericsson Open.

 Nadal broke in the final game of the first set when Nishikori sailed an easy forehand long, then broke again and raced to a 3-love lead in the second set.

The Spaniard won 65 per cent of his service points and hit eight aces. He also saved six of eight break points for victory in two hours and 11 minutes.

 "The beginning was a very tough match for me," said Nadal. "I think I start playing more aggressively. At the end of the first set, I felt that I started to win my serves easier than him. I believe that I had more the control of the game. In the second set I started well, 3-0. Just [at] 5 3, I didn't play my best game there and he broke me. [I was] happy to have the break back later and finally win the match."

Friday, March 23, 2012

Video: Kei Nishikori TAG Heuer Commercial - Behind the Scenes

Video: Kei Nishikori TAG Heuer Commercial - Behind the Scenes

Enjoy the making off of Kei Nishikori´´s commercial for TAG Heuer...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Nishikori, Gonzalez reached 2nd round in Argentina

Nishikori, Gonzalez reached 2nd round in Argentina

Kei Nishikori scored a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Juan Carlos Ferrero and reached the second round of the Copa Claro in Buenos Aires.

Fernando Gonzalez advanced after Albert Montanes retired during the second set with a hip injury. Gonzalez was leading 7-5, 1-0.

Stanislas Wawrinka beat Horacio Zeballos 6-3, 6-4 to advance.

Also in the first round, Carlos Berlocq defeated Pere Riba 6-7 (5), 6-0, 6-0, Victor Hanescu topped Pablo Andujar 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (4) and Facundo Bagnis beat Leonardo Mayer 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Croatia and Japan tied at Davis Cup

Croatia and Japan tied at Davis Cup

Ivo Karlovic beat Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 to leave Croatia tied 1-1 with Japan in the first round of the Davis Cup World Group.

Go Soeda scored a 6-7 (3), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 win over Ivan Dodig.

Karlovic overpowered Nishikori with 18 aces in the day’s second singles.

“I tried to mix my shots a lot and not rally a lot with him,” Karlovic said. “I try to win as quickly as I can on every point and I was trying to be as aggressive as I could.”

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Murray into Australian Open semifinals after win over Nishikori

Murray into Australian Open semifinals after win over Nishikori

Andy Murray beat Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6- 1 for a place in the semi-finals at the Australian Open.

Murray will next play Novak Djokovic, who beat David Ferrer.

"I was just a little bit more solid today and probably had a little bit more in the tank than he did," said Murray. "He played three long matches. With the way that he plays, he needs to play a lot of long rallies. That was to my advantage today.

"I was hitting the ball better today. I could have served better, that's for sure. I'll need to serve better in the next match. But I was returning good, hitting the ball clean from the back of the court [and] moved forward well."