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Nishikori Beats Isner in Final to Win Citi Open for 10th Career Title; Kohlshcreiber Triumphs

Nishikori wins 10th career titile. Photo August 9 2015 Washington D.C. USA - Kei Nishikori rallied from an early deficit to down home hope John Isner 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the Citi Open final. Isner snatched the opener with a pair of screaming forehand returns in the 10th game, earning the first break of the match. Nishikori would fight back, opening the second set with an immediate break and consolidating to love for 2-0. Isner received treatment on his right shoulder after the third game and the Japanese refused to relinquish his advantage, sending the final encounter to a one-set sprint.


In the third, Nishikori did not let his foot off the gas, grabbing a break in the third game and holding serve to the finish line. The World No. 5 has been a dominant force in deciding sets, now owning a 13-3 record this year when going the distance. He has won 34 of his last 40 such matches. Nishikori, who was appearing in his 15th ATP World Tour final, captured his 10th title. Three of the Japanese's last four titles have come at the ATP World Tour 500 level, winning on the clay of Barcelona this year after hoisting the trophy on home soil last October in Tokyo. Nishikori earns $343,000 and 500 Emirates ATP Rankings points.


Isner was eyeing his 11th tour-level title and second in as many weeks after clinching his third consecutive BB&T Atlanta Open crown. He owns a 23-8 record in Washington, D.C., including runs to the final in both 2007 (l. to Roddick) and 2013 (l. to Del Potro). The big-serving 30 year old claimed their lone previous encounter on the hard courts of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Miami earlier this year. He takes home $154,620 and 300 Emirates ATP Rankings points.

Citi Open Men's Singles Final

2-Kei Nishikori beat 8-John Isner 4-6 6-4 6-4


Citi Open Men's Singles Semifinals

8-John Isner beat Steve Johnson 6-3 3-6 7-6(9)

2-Kei Nishikori beat 3-Marin Cilic 3-6 6-1 6-4


Citi Open Men's Singles Quarterfinals

8-John Isner beat Ricardas Berankis 6-3 5-7 6-3

Steve Johnson beat 15-Jack Sock 7-6(5) 6-1

3-Marin Cilic beat Alexander Zverev 7-5 7-6(3)

2-Kei Nishikori beat Sam Groth 6-4 6-4


Citi Open Men's Singles Round of 16

Ricardas Berankis beat Teymuraz Gabashvili 7-5 6-4

8-John Isner beat 12-Vasek Pospisil 6-4 7-6(6)

15-Jack Sock beat 4-Richard Gasquet 6-7(4) 7-6(5) 6-4    

Steve Johnson beat 6-Grigor Dimitrov 6-3 1-6 6-3

Alexander Zverev beat Alexandr Dolgopolov 2-6 6-2 6-4

3-Marin Cilic beat 13-Sam Querrey 7-6(2) 7-6(3)

Sam Groth beat 7-Feliciano Lopez 6-3 6-4

2-Kei Nishikori beat 16-Leonardo Mayer 6-4 6-4


Citi Open Men's Singles Round of 32

Teymuraz Gabashvili beat 1-Andy Murray 6-4 4-6 7-6(4)

Ricardas Berankis beat 14-Pablo Cuevas 6-3 6-3

12-Vasek Pospisil beat Donald Young 7-5 6-3

8-John Isner beat Victor Estrella Burgos 6-3 7-6(5)

4-Richard Gasquet beat Gilles Muller 5-7 6-4 6-4               

15-Jack Sock beat Ruben Bemelmans 7-6(7) 6-3

Steve Johnson beat 11-Bernard Tomic 6-7(7) 6-4 6-2

6-Grigor Dimitrov beat Guido Pella 7-6(1) 6-4

Alexander Zverev beat 5-Kevin Anderson 2-6 6-3 6-4

Alexandr Dolgopolov beat 10-Ivo Karlovic 6-4 7-6(2)

13-Sam Querrey beat Go Soeda 6-3 5-7 6-4

3-Marin Cilic beat Hyeon Chung 7-6(2) 6-3

7-Feliciano Lopez beat Lleyton Hewitt 4-6 7-5 6-3

Sam Groth beat 9-Viktor Troicki 6-3 6-4 

16-Leonardo Mayer beat Blaz Rola 7-6(2) 6-7(3) 6-4

2-Kei Nishikori beat James Duckworth 6-7(8) 6-1 6-4

Generali Open, Kitzbuhel

Kohlschreiber Takes Kitzbuhel Trophy; Defeats Frenchman Mathieu in Final August 9 2015 Kitzbuhel, Austria - Local resident Philipp Kohlschreiber, who cycled from his house to the Kitzbühel Tennis Club each day this week, completed a dream week Saturday by lifting his sixth ATP World Tour title. Kohlschreiber, the runner-up in 2012 (l. to Haase), became the first German champion in the Open Era at the Generali Open after overcoming qualifier Paul-Henri Mathieu 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the final, which lasted one hour and 42 minutes.

Kitzbuhel Men's Singles Final

6-Philipp Kohlschreiber beat Paul-Henri Mathieu 2-6 6-2 6-2


Kitzbuhel Men's Singles Semifinal

6-Philipp Kohlschreiber beat 1-Dominic Thiem 6-0 7-6(6)

Paul-Henri Mathieu beat Nicolas Almagro 6-4 6-3


Kitzbuhel Men's Singles Quarterfinal

1-Dominic Thiem beat Albert Montanes 7-6(3) 3-2 re.t

6-Philipp Kohlschreiber beat 3-Fabio Fognini 7-6(0) 6-4

Paul-Henri Mathieu beat Federico Delbonis 6-3 0-6 6-3

Nicolas Almagro beat Dusan Lajovic 6-3 6-4


Kitzbuhel Men's Singles Round of 16

1-Dominic Thiem beat Andreas Haider-Maurer  1-6 7-6(6) 6-4

Albert Montanes beat Diego Sebastian Schwartzman 6-1 6-3

3-Fabio Fognini beat Dennis Novak  6-1 6-2

6-Philipp Kohlschreiber beat Santiago Giraldo 6-0 6-2

Federico Delbonis beat Robin Haase 4-6 6-2 6-2

Paul-Henri Mathieu beat 4-Martin Klizan 6-3 7-5               

Nicolas Almagro beat Jurgen Melzer  7-6(4) 7-5

Dusan Lajovic beat 2-Andreas Seppi 7-5 3-0 Ret.

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