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Despite loss, Japanese fans proud of Nishikori

Kei Nishikori, of Japan, answers questions during a news conference after losing to Marin Cilic, of Croatia, in the championship match of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in New York. AP

While Japanese fans were understandably disappointed after Kei Nishikori missed out on the US Open title, his unprecedented run to the final will do much to boost his career and the sport’s popularity in a country where baseball and soccer dominate headlines.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Cilic routs Nishikori to win US Open

marin cilic

Marin Cilic clinched his first Grand Slam title 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.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Federer, Djokovic both lose in US Open semifinals

Novak Djokovic

Instead of Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer for the US Open title, first-time Grand Slam finalists Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic will vie for the championship after a pair of semifinal surprises Saturday.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

’89 French champ Chang helps Nishikori to US Open final

Michael Chang

Michael Chang knows what it takes to win a Grand Slam title as a player. Lately, as a coach, he’s been trying to transmit some of that knowledge to Kei Nishikori while helping guide him to the US Open final.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Japanese fans celebrate Nishikori’s run to US Open semis

Kei Nishikori, of Japan, hits autographed balls into the crowd after defeating Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, in five sets during the quarterfinals of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Kei Nishikori’s historic run to the semifinals of the US Open was a big hit in The Land of the Rising Sun.

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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