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Tennis-Cilic credits relaxed approach for U.S. Open triumph

Sep 9th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Winning the U.S. 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.






UPDATE 11-Tennis-Hong Kong Open women's singles round 1 results

Sep 9th 2014
Sept 9 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Hong Kong Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday 1-Sabine Lisicki (Germany) beat Monica Niculescu (Romania) 3-6 7-6(3) 6-1 7-Jana Cepelova (Slovakia) beat Chanelle Scheepers (South Africa) 6-2 6-1 Francesca Schiavone (Italy) beat 4-Christina Mchale (U.S.) 6-4 5-7 6-2 Zhu Lin (China) beat Kristyna Pliskova (Czech Republic) 1-6 6-3 6-3 Alison Van Uytvanck (Belgium) beat Katarzyna Piter (Poland) 6-2 6-1






UPDATE 8-Tennis-Tashkent Open women's singles round 1 results

Sep 9th 2014
Sept 9 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Tashkent Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Ksenia Pervak (Russia) beat 7-Anna-Lena Friedsam (Germany) 7-6(4) 6-0 5-Donna Vekic (Croatia) beat Mandy Minella (Luxembourg) 7-5 6-0 Olga Govortsova (Belarus) beat Margarita Gasparyan (Russia) 6-3 6-4 Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine) beat Aleksandra Krunic (Serbia) 6-2 3-6 6-2 2-Irina Begu (Romania) beat Kateryna Kozlova (Ukraine) 6-3 6-1






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Fans fear end of golden era, but show goes on

Sep 9th 2014
(Adds statistic on eight different grand slam singles champions in paras 17-18)






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

Sep 9th 2014
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.






Tennis-Even in defeat, Nishikori set to win big off-court

Sep 9th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Already ranked ninth in Forbes' list of top tennis earners, Japan's Kei Nishikori is due for a bigger share of the off-court largesse despite losing Monday's final at the U.S. Open, U.S. marketing experts say.






Tennis-Japan mourns Nishikori loss but savours his fairytale run

Sep 9th 2014
TOKYO, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Japanese fans responded with groans and tears when Kei Nishikori was beaten in the final of the U.S. Open on Monday, but took some consolation from the fact he became the first Japanese player to reach a grand slam singles final.






PROFILE-Tennis-Nishikori takes Japan from tragedy to tennis elite

Sep 9th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) - For over three-quarters of a century men's tennis in Japan has played out like a kabuki tragedy, filled with decades of barren results, embarrassments and even a suicide.






FEATURE-Tennis-Disappointment for Nishikori, but Asia on the rise

Sep 9th 2014
Sept 8 (Reuters) - Tokyo's morning rush-hour will probably have flowed a little smoother than usual on Tuesday as millions delayed their journeys to find a TV beaming a 24-year-old wielding a tennis racket on a patch of concrete in a suburb of New York.






Tennis-Cilic, one slam wonder or the next big thing?

Sep 9th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Marin Cilic hit all the right notes in a dominant 6-3 6-3 6-3 win over Kei Nishikori in the U.S. Open final on Monday but it remains to be seen if the big Croatian is another one slam wonder or perennial threat.






Tennis-Nishikori storybook run ends in U.S. Open final

Sep 9th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Japanese trailblazer Kei Nishikori had a thrilling run at the U.S. Open, but could not summon a finishing kick as he hit the wall against big-hitting Marin Cilic in Monday's final at Flushing Meadows.






Tennis-Quebec City Challenge women's singles round 1 results

Sep 9th 2014
Sept 9 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Quebec City Challenge Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 5-Julia Goerges (Germany) beat Stephanie Dubois (Canada) 6-1 6-2 Sesil Karatantcheva (Kazakhstan) beat Sanaz Marand (U.S.) 3-6 6-1 7-6(6) Asia Muhammad (U.S.) beat Johanna Konta (Britain) 6-2 6-7(0) 7-6(4) Madison Brengle (U.S.) beat Samantha Crawford (U.S.) 6-3 6-3 4-Shelby Rogers (U.S.) beat Tereza Martincova (Czech Republic) 6-1 6-3 Tatjana Maria (Germ






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Cilic crushes Nishikori to claim U.S. Open title

Sep 9th 2014
* Cilic fired 17 aces, Nishikori 1-for-9 on break chances (Adds quotes, detail)






FACTBOX-Tennis-U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic

Sep 9th 2014
Sept 8 (Reuters) - Marin Cilic became the first Croatian to win a grand slam singles final in 13 years with his victory at the U.S. Open in New York on Monday.






Tennis-List of U.S. Open men's singles winners

Sep 9th 2014
Sept 8 (Reuters) - List of U.S. Open men's singles champions (since tennis turned professional in 1968): 2014 Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Kei Nishikori (Japan) 6-3 6-3 6-3 2013 Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 6-2 3-6 6-4 6-1 2012 Andy Murray (Britain) beat Djokovic 7-6 7-5 2-6 3-6 6-2 2011 Djokovic beat Nadal 6-2 6-4 6-7 6-1 2010 Nadal beat Djokovic 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-2 2009 Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina) beat Roger Federer (Switzerland) 3-6 7-6 4-6 7-6 6-2






Tennis-U.S. Open men's singles final result

Sep 9th 2014
Sept 8 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the U.S. Open Men's Singles Final on Monday 14-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat 10-Kei Nishikori (Japan) 6-3 6-3 6-3






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Cilic crushes Nishikori to claim U.S. Open title

Sep 9th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Croatia's Marin Cilic swept past Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-3 6-3 to win the U.S. Open on Monday and reach the pinnacle of the sport one year after a doping ban kept him out of the year's final grand slam.






Tennis-Cilic dumps Nishikori in U.S. Open final

Sep 9th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Marin Cilic crushed Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-3 6-3 in the U.S. Open final on Monday to become the first Croatian to win a grand slam title in 13 years.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Cilic one set away from claiming U.S. Open title

Sep 9th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Marin Cilic moved another step closer to his first grand slam title by winning the second set against Japan's Kei Nishikori to seize a 6-3 6-3 lead in the U.S. Open final on Monday.






Tennis-Cilic takes opening set of U.S. Open final

Sep 8th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Marin Cilic's bid for a maiden grand slam title got off to the best possible start when he claimed the opening set of the U.S. Open final against Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3 on a cool day in Flushing Meadows.