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Kei Nishikori hopeful of playing Wimbledon 2017 despite hip injury

Kei Nishikori hopeful of playing Wimbledon 2017 despite hip injury

The 27-year-old Olympic bronze medallist had treatment courtside but in the end was forced to concede defeat.

French Open 2017: Andy Murray storms past Kei Nishikori into semi-final; unhappy with time violation rules

French Open 2017: Andy Murray storms past Kei Nishikori into semi-final; unhappy with time violation rules

World number one Murray reached the last four at Roland Garros for the fifth time with a 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7/0), 6-1 win over Japanese eighth seed Nishikori.

French Open: Andy Murray beats Kei Nishikori to set up date with Stan Wawrinka in semi-finals

French Open: Andy Murray beats Kei Nishikori to set up date with Stan Wawrinka in semi-finals

Nishikori outdueled Murray in a five-set classic at last year`s US Open and looked capable of a repeat success as he rolled through the opening set.

2017 French Open: Kei Nishikori sets up quarter-final date with World no. 1 Andy Murray

2017 French Open: Kei Nishikori sets up quarter-final date with World no. 1 Andy Murray

The Japanese star recovered from a dreadful start to beat veteran Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 in the French Open fourth round to reach a seventh Grand Slam quarter-final.

Rome Masters: Novak Djokovic on track for French Open, sets up Juan Martin del Potro final clash

Rome Masters: Novak Djokovic on track for French Open, sets up Juan Martin del Potro final clash

Djokovic, beaten in the final by Britain`s Andy Murray last year, will now face Juan Martin del Potro in the quarters after the unseeded Argentinian`s third round 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 win over Japanese seventh seed Kei Nishikori.

Madrid Open: Kei Nishikori injury sends Novak Djokovic through; Simona Halep rolls on

Madrid Open: Kei Nishikori injury sends Novak Djokovic through; Simona Halep rolls on

Nishikori is now also a major doubt for the Rome Masters next week with 10 days to go until the start of the French Open.

Miami Open: Fabio Fognini upsets second ranked Kei Nishikori, books semi-final date with Rafael Nadal

Miami Open: Fabio Fognini upsets second ranked Kei Nishikori, books semi-final date with Rafael Nadal

Nishikori earlier said he had not felt fully in top shape for the contest.

Miami Open: Young gun Alexander Zverev shocks top-seed Stan Wawrinka; Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori advance

Miami Open: Young gun Alexander Zverev shocks top-seed Stan Wawrinka; Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori advance

Top seed Stan Wawrinka crashed out of the Miami Open on Tuesday falling 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 to German young gun Alexander Zverev, who booked his first Masters 1000 quarter-final.

Indian Wells Open: Roger Federer advances to semifinals after Nick Kyrgios pulls out due to illness

Indian Wells Open: Roger Federer advances to semifinals after Nick Kyrgios pulls out due to illness

Kyrgios became the first player in 8 years to beat Djokovic in back to back three events on the hard surface

Rio Open: Top seed Kei Nishikori suffers first-round loss to Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci

Rio Open: Top seed Kei Nishikori suffers first-round loss to Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci

The Japanese world number five, was broken in the first game en route to losing the match in 79 minutes.

Kei Nishikori suffers sixth successive final loss in Buenos Aires clay-court title match

Kei Nishikori suffers sixth successive final loss in Buenos Aires clay-court title match

Nishikori was seeking a 12th career crown but he will get another opportunity next week when he plays as top seed at the Rio clay-court tournament.

Top seed Kei Nishikori storms into Buenos Aires final after hard-fought win over Carlos Berlocq

Top seed Kei Nishikori storms into Buenos Aires final after hard-fought win over Carlos Berlocq

The 27-year-old will be chasing his 12th career title on Sunday and third on clay after triumphs in Barcelona in 2014 and 2015.

Australian Open: Grigor Dimitrov downs David Goffin in straight sets to reach second Grand Slam semi-final

Australian Open: Grigor Dimitrov downs David Goffin in straight sets to reach second Grand Slam semi-final

It was Dimitrov`s second career Grand Slam semi-final after his last-four appearance at Wimbledon three years ago.

Australian Open Preview: Roger Federer to battle Stan Wawrinka in all-Swiss semifinal

Australian Open Preview: Roger Federer to battle Stan Wawrinka in all-Swiss semifinal

Federer is looking to become the second oldest man in the Open era after Ken Rosewall (at 37) to win a Grand Slam title.

Australian Open 2017, Day 7: Top seeds Andy Murray, Angelique Kerber crash out; veterans Roger Federer, Venus Williams in quarters

Australian Open 2017, Day 7: Top seeds Andy Murray, Angelique Kerber crash out; veterans Roger Federer, Venus Williams in quarters

Murray was stunned by 50th-ranked serve-and-volley specialist Zverev before Kerber tamely succumbed to Vandeweghe.

Australian Open: Roger Federer downs Kei Nishikori to reach quarters

Australian Open: Roger Federer downs Kei Nishikori to reach quarters

Federer will now play Andy Murray`s conqueror Mischa Zverev after winning 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 in three hours 24 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.

Australian Open:  Kei Nishikori ready for big battle against former champion Roger Federer

Australian Open: Kei Nishikori ready for big battle against former champion Roger Federer

Nishikori, in his prime at 27 and gunning for his first major title, has won two of his six matches against Federer.

Australian Open, Day 5: Andy Murray, Roger Federer masterclass wows

Australian Open, Day 5: Andy Murray, Roger Federer masterclass wows

Murray and Federer had both watched from afar on Thursday as Djokovic, the defending champion and six-time winner, suffered a stunning defeat to 117th-ranked Denis Istomin.

Australia Open: Roger Federer sails past Tomas Berdych; sets up mouth-watering last-16 clash with Kei Nishikori

Australia Open: Roger Federer sails past Tomas Berdych; sets up mouth-watering last-16 clash with Kei Nishikori

The Swiss legend is looking to become the third man to win five Australian Open singles titles after Novak Djokovic and Roy Emerson, who have both won six.

Australian Open 2017, Day 3: Andy Murray in a hurry; Nick Kyrgios booed in stormy defeat

Australian Open 2017, Day 3: Andy Murray in a hurry; Nick Kyrgios booed in stormy defeat

Tennis legend John McEnroe said Kyrgios`s lack of effort was a "black eye for the sport".