Inspired Kei Nishikori ready for London ATP final
Inspired Kei Nishikori ready for London ATP final

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.

US Open champion Marin Cilic not `raising expectations`
US Open champion Marin Cilic not `raising expectations`

Marin Cilic said Monday it would be "dangerous" to raise his expectations too high as he began his first tournament since his confidence-boosting maiden Grand Slam victory earlier this month.

Kei Nishikori triumphs in Malaysian Open
Kei Nishikori triumphs in Malaysian Open

Japan`s rising tennis star Kei Nishikori clinched his first Malaysian Open title on Sunday after taming France`s Julien Benneteau in two tightly fought sets.

Kei Nishikori reaches Malaysian Open final
Kei Nishikori reaches Malaysian Open final

 Top seed Kei Nishikori fought to beat Finland`s Jarkko Nieminen 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 on Saturday to make it into his first Malaysian Open final.

Kei Nishikori cruises into Malaysian Open semis
Kei Nishikori cruises into Malaysian Open semis

 Kei Nishikori eased into the semifinals of the Malaysian Open by sinking Australia`s Marinko Matosevic 6-3, 6-0 on Friday without moving past first gear.

Malaysian Open: Difficult win for error-prone Ernests Gulbis
Malaysian Open: Difficult win for error-prone Ernests Gulbis

Latvian Ernests Gulbis had to slog for two hours Thursday before defeating Germany`s Philipp Petzschner with a 6-3, 6-7 (3/7), 6-1 win to check into the quarterfinals of the Malaysian Open.

Marin Cilic, Kei Nishikori join Roger Federer at Brisbane
Marin Cilic, Kei Nishikori join Roger Federer at Brisbane

US Open champion Marin Cilic and runner-up Kei Nishikori will use the Brisbane International as their lead-up to next year`s Australian Open, tournament organisers said on Thursday.

Kei Nishikori makes winning start in Malaysia
Kei Nishikori makes winning start in Malaysia

Japan`s Kei Nishikori breezed past American Rajeev Ram 6-2 6-3 in the Malaysian Open on Wednesday on his return to the court after his U.S. Open final defeat earlier this month.

Michael Chang, Kei Nishikori well-matched for success
Michael Chang, Kei Nishikori well-matched for success

American former tennis star-turned-coach Michael Chang said Monday that his physical similarities and shared Asian heritage with Japanese tennis sensation Kei Nishikori have contributed to the success of their mentor-student partnership.

`Nishikori effect` comes to Malaysia
`Nishikori effect` comes to Malaysia

Japanese tennis sensation Kei Nishikori returns to the court this week for the first time since his breakout US Open performance, leading the field as the clear favourite in the Malaysian Open.

Nishikori says hopes to fill Li void in Asia
Nishikori says hopes to fill Li void in Asia

The retirement of China`s Li Na may have robbed Asian tennis of its brightest star, but U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori has put up his hand to fill the breach.

Kei Nishikori expresses shock over Li Na retirement
Kei Nishikori expresses shock over Li Na retirement

Japan`s Kei Nishikori expressed shocked over Chinese star Li Na`s injury-forced retirement on Friday but added that he hopes to become the new leader of tennis in Asia.

I`m getting closer to number one: Kei Nishikori
I`m getting closer to number one: Kei Nishikori

Japan`s Kei Nishikori was given a hero`s welcome by over 200 fans when he arrived in Tokyo on Saturday after becoming the first Asian man to reach a grand slam final at the US Open.

There is no action in modern tennis: Serbian great 'Bobo'
There is no action in modern tennis: Serbian great 'Bobo'

Slobodan Zivojinovic, the first Serb to become a global tennis star, says nothing could have been better for the game than Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori competing for the US Open title since the modern game has been deprived of "action" due to the top four's domination.

Mats Wilander convinced Roger Federer still has 5-6 years left to his career
Mats Wilander convinced Roger Federer still has 5-6 years left to his career

Former Swedish tennis star Mats Wilander is convinced that 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer still has several years left to his career.

Marin Cilic credits relaxed approach for US Open triumph
Marin Cilic credits relaxed approach for US Open triumph

Winning the US Open was an out-of-this-world thrill for Marin Cilic, who gives a lot of credit to Croatian tennis pioneer and coach Goran Ivanisevic for guiding him to grand slam glory.

Marin Cilic sees hope in land of the giants
Marin Cilic sees hope in land of the giants

In June, Rafael Nadal spoke of a new dawn in tennis, the end of a golden era dominated by himself, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.

Don`t be sad, Japan`s Date-Krumm tells Nishikori
Don`t be sad, Japan`s Date-Krumm tells Nishikori

Veteran Japanese tennis star Kimiko Date-Krumm said Tuesday she had sent losing US Open finalist Kei Nishikori a text message telling him he should be proud of his Grand Slam exploits.

Fans fear end of golden era, but show goes on
Fans fear end of golden era, but show goes on

A less informed holder of an expensive U.S. Open men`s singles final ticket walks into Louis Armstrong Arena, settles down into a court-side seat and then rubs his eyes in disbelief, checking the smallprint on his stub.

Croatian press hail `sensational` Cilic
Croatian press hail `sensational` Cilic

Croatian media on Tuesday hailed Marin Cilic after he won his first Grand Slam title by defeating Japan`s Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in the US Open final.