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Topic - Kei Nishikori
No. 94-ranked Sock played pretty well himself Tuesday, beating No. 59-ranked Igor Sijsling 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the Citi Open. That victory over Sijsling — the second-highest-ranked opponent Sock has ever beaten - sets up a second-round matchup with No. 2-seeded Kei Nishikori.
Djokovic will next play 35-year-old Tommy Haas, who became the oldest French Open men's quarterfinalist since 1971 by beating Mikhail Youzhny 6-1, 6-1, 6-3. Haas is also the oldest man to reach the quarters at any major event since Andre Agassi at the 2005 U.S. Open.
Fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber has been ousted in the fourth round of the Australian Open by the woman who defeated Serena Williams at the same stage last year.
Agnieszka Radwanska extended the best winning streak of the year to 11 matches as she rolled into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu on Wednesday.
Kei Nishikori of Japan has pulled out of his third-round match against Gilles Simon at the Paris Masters because of a recurring right ankle injury.
Kei Nishikori of Japan has pulled out of the Swiss Indoors because of an injury to his right ankle.
Kei Nishikori of Japan has pulled out of the upcoming French Open after failing to recover from an abdominal injury.
Rafael Nadal swept five consecutive games midway through the match, propelling him to a 6-4, 6-4 win over Kei Nishikori to reach the quarterfinals at the Sony Ericsson Open on Tuesday.
With Novak Djokovic clutching his leg and struggling to breathe, it looked like the "Big 4" semifinal lineup at the Australian Open might not come together.
The challenge system is proving, well, challenging for the top men at the Australian Open.
The mixed doubles draw was a little more star-studded than usual at the Australian Open this year, at least until Andy Roddick's hamstring injury.
Rain washed out semifinal play at Eastbourne on Friday, with all women's and men's matches rescheduled for Saturday.
The agent for Kei Nishikori says the Japanese tennis player is back at practice and will go to the French Open after treatment for a kidney infection.
Ryan Sweeting held off Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-4 7-6 (3) on Sunday to win the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship for his first ATP World Tour title.
Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the third round of the Australian Open with an emphatic 6-1, 6-0 win over American Vania King on Wednesday as her first major atop the rankings continued to gather momentum.
"One bad game for me," Nishikori said, "and he (started) playing well."
Nishikori said on Twitter that "I had an MRI on my right ankle and unfortunately will not be able to play Basel yet."