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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

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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 in great escape to reach US Open semis

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, celebrates his win over Gael Monfils, of France, during the quarterfinal round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in New York. Federer defeated Monfils 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Red-hot Cilic downs Anderson for Delray crown

Marin Cilic, of Croatia, returns the ball to Kevin Anderson during the Delray Beach Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Delray Beach, Fla. Cilic won 7-6 (6), 6-7 (7), 6-4. AP

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.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Cilic faked injury in Wimbledon to disguise doping ban—ITF

A picture taken on June 16, 2013 shows Croatia's Marin Cilic serving to Britain's Andy Murray during their ATP Aegon Championships final tennis match at the Queen's Club in west London. Marin Cilic has been handed a nine-month doping ban, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced on September 16, 2013. AFP

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.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Section,Tennis | Read More »

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