By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Na enjoying retirement, cheers on Nishikori The first grand slam event of the tennis year, the Australian Open, began Jan. 19th. The women’s side of the tournament was without Li Na. The best tennis player from China retired last fall and based on a recent interview with the New […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Big US Open for Asian Athletes The U.S. Open had two major storylines for Asian tennis fans. First, Kei Nishikori made it to the U.S. Open men’s final. The 24-year-old Japanese tennis star made a remarkable run through the tournament. His play during the tournament in New York drew […]
We were hoping our headline would read: “Woohoo for Kei Nishikori!
By Associated Press LONDON (AP) – Japan’s Kei Nishikori said he was “almost 100 percent perfect” health-wise heading into Wimbledon. The 10th-seeded Nishikori has been hampered by a hip problem that he says contributed to a first-round loss at the French Open. But the first Japanese man to be ranked in the top 10 says […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this offering, we take a look at the antics of Dennis Rodman, the incredible story of a local gymnast, and getting ready for the Winter Olympics. Baldwin helps Hawks to Super Bowl The Seattle Seahawks are going to the Super […]
By Graham Dunbar The Associated Press BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Roger Federer ended his 10-month trophy drought on Sunday, Nov. 6, by outclassing Kei Nishikori 6–1, 6–3 in the Swiss Indoors final. Federer was emotional as he thanked his hometown fans after winning for the fifth time in six years at the event where he […]