Federer reaches Dubai quarterfinals; Nishikori eliminated

Sports 02/27/19, 14:07

Roger Federer maintained his perfect record against Fernando Verdasco to reach the Dubai Championships quarterfinals on Wednesday, while top-seeded Kei Nishikori was eliminated.Federer converted his first match point when Verdasco sent a forehand wide, finishing off a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 win that improved his record against the Spaniard to 7-0. ...

Verdasco double-faults away match point; Cilic wins 5-setter

Sports 01/18/19, 09:16

Fernando Verdasco's jaw dropped and he grabbed at a tuft of his hair, struggling to understand how he could have just double-faulted to fritter away a match point against Marin Cilic at the Australian Open.That was part of quite a collapse by Verdasco, who also wasted an earlier match point ...

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Paris Masters with abdominal pain

Tennis 10/31/18, 12:06

Rafael Nadal has pulled out of his second-round match at the Paris Masters because of an abdominal problem, meaning Novak Djokovic will reclaim the No. 1 ranking.Nadal was returning from a right knee injury which forced him to retire from the U.S. Open semifinals, but took medical advice not to ...

Nishikori beats Kukushkin in Vienna for 3rd final of season

Tennis 10/27/18, 11:23

Kei Nishikori reached his third final of the season on Saturday after beating Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 6-4, 6-3 at the Erste Bank Open.The 11th-ranked Nishikori is after his 12th career title but first since winning in Memphis in February 2016. He has lost eight straight finals since.His opponent Sunday ...

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