Kei Nishikori thrilled his home fans as the US Open finalist posted a 6-3, 6-4 opening victory over Ivan Dodig on Wednesday to reach the second round of the Japan Open.
Kei Nishikori will take his growing confidence on court into the concluding weeks of the ATP season, with hopes of becoming the first Asian man to qualify for the eight-man final in November.
Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil will meet in an all-Canadian final at the Citi Open in Washington on Sunday.
Local rising star Donald Young advanced to the semifinals at the Citi Open tennis tournament after beating seventh seed Kevin Anderson 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2.
Second seed Milos Raonic relied on his powerful serve to blast his way through his quarter-final match against American Steve Johnson at the Citi Open in Washington on Friday.
Israel`s Dudi Sela and American Sam Querrey advanced to the second round of the ATP Atlanta Open with victories Monday while French third seed Gael Monfils withdrew from the event.
A brother joined his sister in the French Open third round on Thursday when Donald Young beat 26th seed Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-3 7-6(1) 6-3.
Fernando Verdasco booked his first ATP semi-final of 2014 on Friday, powering home to beat Donald Young 7-6 (7/1), 6-1 in the US Men`s Clay Court Championship.
James Ward rallied to shock Sam Querrey in five sets as Great Britain seized a 2-0 lead over the United States in their Davis Cup World Group opener on Friday.
Andy Murray breezed past Donald Young in straight sets as Great Britain took an early lead in their Davis Cup World Group opener against the United States on Friday.
Donald Young has replaced the injured John Isner for the United States and will face Wimbledon champion Andy Murray of Britain in Friday`s opening match of the first-round Davis Cup tie in San Diego.
Rafa Nadal beamed with delight after laying down an emphatic marker with a brilliant display of all-court tennis to charge into the last 16 of the Australian Open on Saturday.
Japan`s Kei Nishikori mastered Dusan Lajovic and the searing heat to reach the Australian Open third round in straight sets Thursday.
Defending champion David Ferrer survived a scare to reach the quarter-finals of the Auckland Open on Wednesday, as four seeded players exited early in a day of upsets.
Young India Davis Cupper Yuki Bhambri stumbled at the first step of the ATP China Open qualifiers, losing in straight sets to Donald Young, here.
John Isner beat Donald Young 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the quarterfinals of Regions Morgan Keegan Championships.
Fourth-ranked Andy Murray claimed his 19th career title in beating American Donald Young.
Andy Roddick and the emerging Donald Young kept up a strong showing by American men with wins at the U.S. Open.
British tennis star Andy Murray has defeated 25th seed Feliciano Lopez to setup his US Open fourth round clash with American Donald Young.
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