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Wimbledon young guns take aim at gang of four

Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria serves to Feliciano Lopez of Spain, during their Queen's Club grass court championships singles final tennis match in London, Sunday, June 15, 2014. AP

As Grigor Dimitrov celebrated his Queen’s Club title by blowing a kiss to girlfriend Maria Sharapova, the emerging Bulgarian star was already dreaming of an even greater achievement just down the road at Wimbledon.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Federer going for 7th Halle title, final vs. Falla

Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after beating Japan's Kei Nishikori in their semifinal match of the the Gerry Weber Open tennis tournament in Halle, Germany, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Federer won the match with 6-3 and 7-6. AP

Six-time champion Roger Federer will play Alejandro Falla in the final of the Gerry Weber Open after both won their semifinals on Saturday.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Nishikori advances, Federer and Nadal in the wings

Japanese Kei Nishikori returns the ball to French Gael Monfils during the ATP Gerry Weber Open tennis tournament in Halle, western Germany on June 11, 2013. Monfils lost 1-6, 6-3, 6-3. AFP

Japan’s Kei Nishikori ended French interest at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle on Wednesday as he overpowered Gael Monfils 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Federer loses to Nishikori in Sony Open quarters

Roger Federer of Switzerland, returns a shot from Kei Nishikori of Japan, at the Sony Open Tennis tournament, Wednesday, March 26, 2014 in Key Biscayne, Fla. AP

Roger Federer squandered a big lead and lost to No. 20-seeded Kei Nishikori 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 Wednesday night in the quarterfinals of the Sony Open.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Nishikori beats Karlovic to retain Memphis title

Kei Nishikori, of Japan, hits a return to Ivo Karlovic, of Croatia, in the singles final at the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. AP

Japanese top seed Kei Nishikori won his second consecutive ATP US Indoor Championships crown on Sunday, beating big-serving Croatian Ivo Karlovic 6-4, 7-6 (7/0) in the final.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Nadal advances to quarterfinals at Australian Open

Rafael Nadal of Spain reaches for a ball to Kei Nishikori of Japan during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.  AP

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open after a 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-6 (3) win over Kei Nishikori of Japan.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Djokovic says top Asian men’s player is years away

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot to Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic during the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. AP/Andy Wong

World number one Novak Djokovic says it will be at least five years before Asia can produce a top-ranking men’s player, and greater support for emerging players is the key.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Relaxed Nishikori promises fireworks in Japan Open defense

Kei Nishikori AP

Local hero Kei Nishikori warned his opponents Sunday he had rediscovered his mojo in time to defend his Japan Open title this week with his stirring recent Davis Cup performances shaking him out of his summer funk.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Nishikori sweeps into Wimbledon third round

Kei Nishikori AP PHOTO

Kei Nishikori equalled his best performance at Wimbledon as the Japanese 12th seed reached the third round with a 7-6 (7/5), 6-4, 6-2 victory over Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer on Thursday.

Posted: June 27th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Nishikori upsets top-seeded Cilic to reach semis

Kei Nishikori, of Japan, returns a shot to Marin Cilic, of Croatia, during a quarterfinal round tennis match at the U.S. National Indoor Championships on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Memphis, Tenn. Nishikori won 6-4, 6-2. AP

Top-seed Marin Cilic lost in straight sets to Kei Nishikori of Japan in the quarterfinals Friday of the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Murray gains Brisbane International final

Defending champion Andy Murray advanced to the Brisbane International final after fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori retired with an injured left knee during their semifinal on Saturday.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Section,Tennis | Read More »

Williams wins Brisbane title; Murray into final

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Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria plays a shot in his semi final match against Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

Serena Williams proved the break between seasons hasn’t hurt her momentum, capturing her 47th career title with a comprehensive 6-2, 6-1 victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in Saturday’s Brisbane International final.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Serena Williams loses to Wozniacki at Key Biscayne

Serena Williams’ bid for a record sixth Key Biscayne title ended Tuesday night when she lost in the quarterfinals of the Sony Ericsson Open to former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, 6-4, 6-4.

Posted: March 28th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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