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.
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.
Roger Federer saved two match points to defeat Gael Monfils 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 and reach his ninth US Open semi-final Thursday, keeping alive his dream of a sixth title.
Croatia’s Marin Cilic defeated former champion Kevin Anderson of South Africa in three sets on Sunday to win the ATP Delray Beach Open and notch his second title in three weeks.
Croatia’s Marin Cilic pulled out of this year’s Wimbledon Championships with a knee injury in order to avoid the “adverse publicity” from a failed drugs test, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced Tuesday.