Kei Nishikori beats Novak Djokovic in Basel semis

World number one Novak Djokovic suffered a shock defeat to Japan’s Kei Nishikori in the Basel semi-finals.



The Serbian player lost 2-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-0 in Switzerland as he went down to only his fourth defeat of the season.



The tournament was the first Djokovic had played after six weeks out with a back injury and he is unsure if he will be fit to play the Paris Masters next week.



“I don’t think I’ll be able to train for the next few days,” said the 24-year-old. “But I think I’ll go straight to Paris.”



For Nishikori, the victory follows his semi-final appearance at the Shanghai Masters last month.



“It’s unbelievable,” said Nishikori. “In the second set I started playing well and getting a rhythm.”



The 21-year-old will face either Roger Federer or Stanislas Wawrinka in the Basel final on Sunday.

Read more :
  • UPHSD Altas commences NCAA campaign
    LAST year’s semifinalist University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Altas will start their campaign in the 89th National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball tournament when the...
  • Premier League: Frank Lampard’s landmark goal lifts Chelsea up to third
    Frank Lampard scored his 200th Chelsea goal as the Blues climbed to third in the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over West Ham in Sunday's London derby at Stamford Bridge. Lampard had be...
  • Spain to keep faith in style despite doubts
    Spain may be the reigning European and world champions, but they will arrive in Paris for Tuesday's crucial World Cup qualifier against France with more than a few nagging doubts. Friday's...
  • FORMER PATRIOTS STAR CHARGED WITH MURDER
    NEW YORK: Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was charged with murder on Wednesday following the shooting death of a man whose bloodied body was found dumped less than a mile f...
  • Rafael Nadal to snatch top spot back
    Rafael Nadal has set his sights on reclaiming the number one spot in the world tennis rankings next year. The Spaniard has relinquished the accolade to Serbian pro Novak Djokovic, who won ...
  • UE Warriors emerge among Season 76 title contenders
    After an impressive preseason campaign, the University of the East (UE) is now considered as one of the title contenders in the University Athletic Association (UAAP) of the Philippines Sea...
  • Japan to complain over lasers at match vs Jordan
    Japan's footballing chiefs are to lodge a formal complaint with the sport's governing body after lasers were shone in players' faces during the team's 2-1 loss to Jordan, a report said on W...
  • Sabillo to arrive in Manila next week
    WORLD Boxing Organization (WBO) minimum weight champion Merlito “Tiger” Sabillo will arrive in Manila next week for the final phase of his preparation for his first title defense against Co...