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Dominic Thiem, Roberto Bautista Agut, Kei Nishikori get first-round wins in Halle

HALLE, Germany -- Seeded players Dominic Thiem, Roberto Bautista Agut and Kei Nishikori all came through their first-round matches at the Gerry Weber …

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Kei Nishikori Slides Through Grass-Court Season Opener In Halle | ATP World Tour | Tennis

Two-time Gerry Weber Open semi-finalist Kei Nishikori started his grass-court season with a convincing 6-3, 7-6(3) win against German qualifier …

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Highlights: Thiem KOs Kei, Sets Zverev Blockbuster

Watch highlights as Dominic Thiem defeats Kei Nishikori in four sets to set up a blockbuster quarter-final against Alexander Zverev at Roland Garros. …

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Tennis: Impressive Thiem downs Nishikori to set up Zverev clash

PARIS (Reuters) - Dominic Thiem ended Kei Nishikori's comeback to reach the quarter-finals of the French Open with a 6-2 6-0 5-7 6-4 victory on Sunday and set up a mouthwatering clash with second seed Alexander Zverev.<p>The Austrian seventh seed, the last man to beat claycourt machine Rafa Nadal on …

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Zverev fights back again to reach first Slam quarter-final

PARIS (AFP) -<p>German second seed Alexander Zverev claimed his third successive comeback win at the French Open to reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final on Sunday, edging Russian Karen Khachanov in five sets.<p>The 21-year-old played some stunning tennis in the closing stages of a dramatic 4-6, 7-6 …

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Dominic Thiem set to face Kei Nishikori at 2018 French Open

Dominic Thiem is into the round of 16 at the 2018 French Open. Up next for the young star is Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori.<p>This weekend, …

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Highlights: Nishikori Survives Paire Scare In Paris

Watch highlights as No. 19 seed Kei Nishikori battles past Benoit Paire at Roland Garros on Wednesday. Video courtesy of Roland Garros. Photo Credit: …

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French Open 2018: Alexander Zverev, Kei Nishikori and Grigor Dimitrov survive five-setters to reach 3rd round

<b>Paris:</b> Alexander Zverev eventually controlled his nerves to reach the French Open third round with a 2-6 7-5 4-6 6-1 6-2 win over Serbian Dusan …

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Tennis: Paire falls short, but Nishikori faces another French test

PARIS (Reuters) - Fiery Benoit Paire toyed with and teased the emotions of his fellow Frenchmen for a smidgeon shy of three hours on Wednesday, before bowing out of his home Grand Slam in the second round.<p>Beaten 6-3 2-6 4-6 6-2 6-3 by Japan's Kei Nishikori - a former U.S. Open runner-up and 19th …

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Japan's Nishikori fights back to beat Paire

Japan's Kei Nishikori recovered after losing the second and third sets to beat Benoit Paire<p>Paris (AFP) - Japan's Kei Nishikori staged a comeback on …

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Highlights: An 'A' For Kei: Nishikori Advances At Roland Garros 2018

Watch highlights as Kei Nishikori defeats Maxime Janvier to advance to the second round at Roland Garros for the fourth consecutive year. Video …

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French Open 2018: Kei Nishikori 'saddened' at World No 84 Nicolas Kicker emerging a match-fixer

<b>Paris</b>: Japan's Kei Nishikori said on Sunday that it was "sad" to see Argentinian Nicolas Kicker found guilty of match-fixing.<p>Nishikori, who saw off …

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Tennis: Nishikori feeling great and has hopes for Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori knows what he needs to go deep in the French Open -- but it may be easier said than done.<p>"You've got to be really focused... and also you've got to relax at the same time, you know?" he smiled after beating French wildcard Maxime Janvier 7-6(0) 6-4 6-3 on …

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Nishikori beats wildcard Janvier in Roland Garros first round

PARIS (AFP) -<p>Japan's Kei Nishikori saw off the challenge of French youngster Maxime Janvier to book his spot in the second round at Roland Garros on Sunday.<p>The 19th seed had to work hard to get past the plucky 21-year-old wildcard, but was always the stronger player in a 7-6 (7/0), 6-4, 6-3 victory …

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Nishikori feeling great and has hopes for Paris | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Japan’s Kei Nishikori knows what he needs to go deep in the French Open — but it may be easier said than done.<p>Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - May 27, 2018 Japan's Kei Nishikori in action during his first round match against France's Maxime Janvier …

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Japan's Kei Nishikori Plays First Grand Slam Match Since Wimbledon

PARIS (AP) Kei Nishikori is healthy and ready to return to Grand Slam action at the French Open with what amounts to a rather modest goal, given his …

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French Open: Victory at Roland Garros in 2018 can reignite Japan's Kei Nishikori's career

<b>Tokyo:</b> It has been a long and frustrating road back to fitness for Japan’s Kei Nishikori, who will arrive at Roland Garros without an ATP title for …

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Djokovic sets up Nadal semi-final clash in Rome

ROME (AFP) -<p>Novak Djokovic defeated Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 to reach the Italian Open semi-finals on Friday where he will face old rival Rafael Nadal.<p>Djokovic will meet Nadal for the 51st time with the Serb holding a 26-24 edge in career meetings with the pair locked at 3-3 in Rome.<p>Nadal won …

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Djokovic Overcomes Nishikori In Rome

Novak Djokovic booked an Open Era record 51st FedEx ATP Head2Head meeting with Rafael Nadal on Friday, defeating Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 at the …

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Novak Djokovic sets up Kei Nishikori showdown in Rome

Novak Djokovic is through to his first ATP Tour quarter-final of the season after beating Albert Ramos Vinolas in straight sets in Rome.<p>The former …

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Nishikori Says He Played Nearly 'Perfect' To Advance In Rome 2018

Kei Nishikori explains how he believes he played against German Philipp Kohlschreiber to advance to the quarter-finals at the Internazionali BNL …

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Grigor Dimitrov splashes out against Kei Nishikori at Italian Open

Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov is out early at the 2018 Italian Open. He falls to Japanese great Kei Nishikori in Rome.<p>Grigor Dimitrov came …

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Kei Nishikori beats Feliciano Lopez at Italian Open

ROME — Looking to revise his clay-court game ahead of Roland Garros, Kei Nishikori defeated Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (5), 6-4 Monday in the first round of …

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Nishikori moves up

Japan’s Kei Nishikori eased into the second round of the ATP Italian Open on Monday as Italy’s Roberta Vinci bowed out of her final WTA tournament …

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Italian Open: Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori ease into 2nd round; Roberta Vinci bows out of final WTA event

<b>Rome</b>: Novak Djokovic got off to a winning start in his bid for a fifth ATP Italian Open title on Monday with a straight sets win over Ukraine's …

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Worst smash of all time? Novak Djokovic misses easiest shot of his career during Madrid Open win against Kei Nishikori

For a man with 12 Grand Slam titles to his name, the overhead smash has always been somewhat of an Achilles heel for Novak Djokovic.<p>The Serbian was …

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Novak Djokovic defeats Kei Nishikori in 1st round of Madrid Open

MADRID -- Novak Djokovic notched an encouraging victory in his comeback from a right elbow injury when he beat Kei Nishikori 7-5, 6-4 in the first …

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Kei Nishikori assesses how close Novak Djokovic is to being back to his best

Kei Nishikori put up a good fight against Novak Djokovic but ultimately suffered an 11th straight defeat against the 12-time Grand Slam champion.<p>The …

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Novak Djokovic vs Kei Nishikori: Madrid Open first round preview and prediction

(Photo credit: REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)<p>In a matchup that most will be more used to seeing at the business end of a tournament, two-time Madrid Open …

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Tennis: Novak Djokovic beats first top 20 opponent in 10 months

Novak Djokovic got the type of victory he needed to boost his confidence and get his game back on track. The former world No. 1 defeated 20th-ranked Kei Nishikori 7-5, 6-4 in the first round of the Madrid Open, his first win in 10 months over an opponent ranked that high.<p>Djokovic broke serve late …

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