4:41 pm September 30, 2014 | No Comment
Incheon, South Korea. Teenager Yoshihito Nishioka humbled Taiwanese veteran Yen-Hsun Lu in straight sets on Tuesday to become Japan’s first Asian Games men’s singles champion in 40 years. The 19-year-old left-hander, ranked 168th in the world, outclassed number 42 Lu 6-2, 6-2 in 101 minutes to emulate countryman Toshiro Sakai’s win at the 1974 Games […]
7:45 pm September 28, 2014 | No Comment
Japan's Kei Nishikori picked up his third title of a breakout year by downing France's Julien Benneteau 7-6 (4) 6-4 in the Malaysian Open final on Sunday.
10:28 am September 19, 2014 | No Comment
China’s Li Na, Asia’s first grand slam singles title winner, announced her retirement from tennis on Friday.
10:10 am September 15, 2014 | No Comment
Five-time champions Spain’s 18-year stay in the Davis Cup World Group came to an end on Sunday when they were defeated by Brazil in the play-offs.
5:43 pm September 9, 2014 | No Comment
It was the first grand slam final since 2005 that one of the so-called Fab Four, be it Federer, Nadal, Djokovic or Murray, was not present. Usually it’s two of them.
10:32 am September 9, 2014 | No Comment
For over three-quarters of a century men’s tennis in Japan has played out like a kabuki tragedy, filled with decades of barren results, embarrassments and even a suicide. Although Kei Nishikori was beaten 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 by Marin Cilic in Monday’s final, his riveting run at the US Open has brought new life to a dormant sport in his homeland.
10:20 am September 9, 2014 | No Comment
Tokyo’s morning rush-hour will probably have flowed a little smoother than usual on Tuesday as millions delayed their journeys to find a TV beaming a 24-year-old wielding a tennis racket on a patch of concrete in a suburb of New York.
8:59 am September 9, 2014 | No Comment
Japan’s Kei Nishikori won’t leave New York as the first Asian man with a Grand Slam title, but his US Open near-miss has shown him what he’s capable of.
8:38 am September 9, 2014 | No Comment
Marin Cilic clinched his first Grand Slam title on Monday, shattering Kei Nishikori’s bid to become the first Asian man to win a major with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 victory in the US Open final.
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