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Kei Nishikori

IMG Academy's Naoki Nakagawa wins U.S. Open Juniors doubles title

On Saturday evening, IMG Academy's Naoki Nakagawa, partnering with Australia's Omar Jasika, won the U.S. Open Junior Doubles tournament. Nakagawa and Jasika were the sixth-seed in the tournament, and faced the Brazilian duo of Joao Menezes and Rafael Matos in the...

The Kei Nishikori effect; Now a global star, US Open finalist has changed the way Asians think about tennis

As Natsuo Yamanaka walked through the Tokyo airport Sunday night, he proudly listened to the culmination of a decade's work. On the ticket lines, in the bars, at the kiosks, everyday travelers were trading opinions about Kei Nishikori, whose improbable run to the...

5 Things to Know About Tennis Player Kei Nishikori

In what is being considered a stunning upset, a relatively unknown Japanese tennis player, Kei Nishikori, defeated the No.1 ranked Novak Djokovic in the 2014 U.S. Open tennis championship on Saturday – becoming the first Japanese man to reach a Grand Slam final in...

U.S. Open 2014: For Kei Nishikori, a Bold Move to Chase a Tennis Dream

TOKYO — Kei Nishikori is the first Japanese man to reach a Grand Slam singles final, but in Japan he is seen as a most un-Japanese sports hero.In 2004, as an eighth grader with limited English abilities, he left his sleepy hometown, Matsue, on Japan’s rural...


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