Nakashima beats Isner at Indian Wells minus Djokovic, NadalMarch 9, 2023 GMT
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Nakashima took advantage of two double-faults by John Isner in an error-filled game to collect the match's only service break and went on to reach the second round at the BNP Paribas Open with a 7-6 (7), 6-3 victory in the all-American contest Wednesday.
Nakashima beats Lehečka again to win Next Gen Finals titleNovember 12, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — American Brandon Nakashima stayed perfect in Milan as he won the Next Gen ATP Finals on Saturday with his second straight-set victory over Jiří Lehečka this week.
Nakashima took just 80 minutes to win 4-3 (5), 4-3 (6), 4-2, securing the title on the first of three championship points when Lehečka sent a forehand long.
Nakashima to face Lehečka in final at Next Gen FinalsNovember 11, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — It was second time lucky for Brandon Nakashima at the Next Gen ATP Finals.
Nakashima fell at the semifinal stage last year but the American player stayed perfect this week when he beat third-seeded Jack Draper of Britain 4-3 (6), 1-4, 4-2, 4-3 (5) on Friday to reach the final, where he will face Czech player Jiří Lehečka.
Draper, Nakashima advance; Musetti out of Next Gen FinalsNovember 10, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Tournament favorite Lorenzo Musetti was eliminated from the Next Gen ATP Finals on Thursday as he lost his final group match in straight sets to Jack Draper.
The third-seeded Draper took less than an hour to prevail 4-1, 4-0, 4-3 (3) despite playing in front of a partisan home crowd supporting Musetti.
Musetti gets off to strong start at Next Gen ATP FinalsNovember 8, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Tournament favorite Lorenzo Musetti got off to a strong start at the Next Gen ATP Finals with a 4-2, 4-2, 4-2 win over Tseng Chun-hsin on Tuesday.
Musetti is the highest-seeded player for the year-ending tournament for 21-and-under players after Paris Masters champion Holger Rune withdrew to be an alternate for the ATP Finals.
Wawrinka advances with crowd-pleasing win at Swiss IndoorsOctober 27, 2022 GMT
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Stan Wawrinka delighted home fans again at the Swiss Indoors, digging deep to beat Brandon Nakashima 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 in the second round on Thursday after failing to serve out the match in the second set.
Musetti marches on to semis of home tournament in FlorenceOctober 14, 2022 GMT
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Lorenzo Musetti put on another strong performance at his home tournament, beating Mackenzie McDonald 6-3, 6-2 to reach the semifinals of the Firenze Open on Friday.
Local favorite Lorenzo Musetti advances at Firenze OpenOctober 13, 2022 GMT
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Playing in his home region of Tuscany, third-seeded Lorenzo Musetti rolled past 74th-ranked Bernabe Zapata Miralles 6-3, 6-0 in the second round of the Firenze Open on Thursday.
Nakashima, Bublik win 1st-round matches at Firenze OpenOctober 11, 2022 GMT
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Eighth-seeded Brandon Nakashima of the United States eased into the second round of the Firenze Open with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Richard Gasquet on Tuesday.
Nakashima took little over an hour to see off the Frenchman and will next face Altug Celikbilek.
Nakashima takes first ATP Tour title at San DiegoSeptember 26, 2022 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Brandon Nakashima earned his first ATP Tour victory in his hometown, beating friend and fellow Southern Californian Marcos Giron 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday in the San Diego Open final.
“It’s super-special, something you dream of, but to have it happen in my hometown with all my friends and family here, it’s a moment I’ll never forget,” said Nakashima, who had two previous finals appearances.
Americans Nakashima, Giron reach ATP San Diego Open finalSeptember 25, 2022 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Brandon Nakashima will face former NCAA champion Marcos Giron in the San Diego Open singles final, an all-Southern California matchup between two friends who are also frequent practice partners.
Giron, Nakashima advance to semifinals of San Diego OpenSeptember 24, 2022 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former UCLA standout Marcos Giron and local favorite Brandon Nakashima won their quarterfinal matches Friday to advance in the San Diego Open ATP 250.
Nakashima, 21, continued to take advantage of home-court advantage at Barnes Stadium, where he defeated 75th-ranked Daniel Elahi Galan, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.
Top-seeded Evans beats Daniel in 1st match in San Diego OpenSeptember 23, 2022 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Top-seeded Daniel Evans of Great Britain beat 95th-ranked Taro Daniel of Japan 6-4, 6-4 in his opening match Thursday night at the San Diego Open ATP 250.
The 32-year-old Evans reached his fourth tour-level quarterfinal of the year.
Nakashima beats Svajda in hometown San Diego ATP 250September 21, 2022 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Fifth-seeded Brandon Nakashima beat fellow San Diegan Zachary Svajda 7-5, 7-6 (5) in their opening-round match Tuesday night in the San Diego Open ATP 250.
The 69th-ranked Nakashima continues to build on a summer that has seen him reach the Round of 16 at Wimbledon and the third round at the US Open.
Sinner a winner at Open over Nakashima | US Open updatesSeptember 4, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):
No. 11 seed Jannik Sinner is headed to the fourth round of the U.S. Open after a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 win over Brandon Nakashima.
Monday’s Sports In BriefJuly 5, 2022 GMT
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Nick Kyrgios stepped into a nearly full Centre Court to polite applause at precisely 1:30 p.m. on Monday, exited about 3 1/2 hours later to a louder ovation and, somehow, the 100-year-old stadium survived the experience.
Wimbledon lookahead: No ‘Manic Monday’ as Nadal, Halep playJuly 3, 2022 GMT
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO MONDAY
There's no more “Manic Monday” at Wimbledon, although there will be plenty of intriguing fourth-round matchups nonetheless. Nick Kyrgios will be first out on Centre Court, trying to follow up his win over Stefanos Tsitsipas by beating American Brandon Nakashima, who has reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time.
Wimbledon updates | Kyrgios ousts Tsitsipas in 3rd roundJuly 2, 2022 GMT
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
French Open lookahead: Djokovic, Nadal, Alcaraz in actionMay 26, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO FRIDAY
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic, 13-time champion Rafael Nadal and rising star Carlos Alcaraz are all on the schedule as the third round of the French Open gets started on Day 6.
Rune wins BMW Open after van de Zandschulp retiresMay 1, 2022 GMT
MUNICH (AP) — Danish teenager Holger Rune won the BMW Open final on Sunday to claim his first ATP Tour title after Botic van de Zandschulp was forced to retire.
The eighth-seeded van de Zandschulp led 4-3 in the opening set — with Rune serving at 40-15 — when he withdrew due to chest pains.
Ruud advances to 3rd round in Barcelona OpenApril 19, 2022 GMT
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Second-seeded Casper Ruud defeated American Brandon Nakashima 6-3, 6-2 to reach the third round of the Barcelona Open on Tuesday.
Ruud, seeking his second title of the season after winning in Argentina in February, broke serve four times to comfortably get past his 81st-ranked opponent.
Opelka’s 1st serve gets him past Sock, into Delray quartersFebruary 18, 2022 GMT
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Reilly Opelka’s winning streak in tiebreakers ended. His winning streak at the Delray Beach Open continued.
The second-seeded Opelka rode an unbeatable first serve into the Delray quarterfinals Thursday, beating Jack Sock 6-7 (6), 7-6 (4), 6-1.
Nakashima tops Millman in 1st round of inaugural Dallas OpenFebruary 8, 2022 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Brandon Nakashima beat John Millman in straight sets in the opening round of the inaugural Dallas Open on Monday night.
The 20-year-old American seeking his first ATP Tour title beat the Australian Millman, 7-5, 7-6 (3), and will be joined in the round of 16 by Kevin Anderson.
American Korda to play top-seeded Alcaraz in Next Gen finalNovember 12, 2021 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Sebastian Korda beat compatriot Brandon Nakashima in five sets on Friday to become the first American to reach the final at the Next Gen ATP Finals.
He'll face top-seeded Carlos Alcaraz in Saturday's final, after the Spanish teenager beat Sebastian Baez of Argentina in straight sets.
Korda, Nakashima set up all-US semifinal at Next Gen finalsNovember 11, 2021 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Sebastian Korda and Brandon Nakashima set up an all-American semifinal at the Next Gen ATP Finals by winning their last round-robin matches on Thursday.
The 21-year-old Korda, the son of 1998 Australian Open champion Petr Korda, methodically picked apart local favorite Lorenzo Musetti of Italy in a 4-2, 4-3 (4), 4-2 victory to win Group B with a record of 3-0.
Alcaraz beats Nakashima to reach Next Gen semifinalsNovember 10, 2021 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Favorite Carlos Alcaraz of Spain booked his place in the semifinals with a 4-3 (4), 4-1, 4-3 (4) win over Brandon Nakashima of the United States at the Next Gen ATP Finals on Wednesday.
Korda, Nakashima, Alcaraz win on day one of Next Gen FinalsNovember 9, 2021 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Americans Brandon Nakashima and Sebastian Korda and favorite Carlos Alcaraz of Spain all won on the opening day of the Next Gen Finals on Tuesday.
Alcaraz took just 75 minutes to beat Holger Rune of Denmark 4-3 (6), 4-2, 4-0, seeing out the group match with a crosscourt volley to take the final game and set to love.
Top-seeded Rublev, Ruud reach San Diego Open semifinalsOctober 2, 2021 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The top two seeds, Andrey Rublev of Russia and Casper Ruud of Norway, have reached the semifinals of the inaugural San Diego Open.
Rublev, who ended the hopes of San Diego native Brandon Nakashima on Wednesday, kept up his strong form and beat sixth-seeded Diego Schwartzman 6-1, 7-5 on Friday.
Top-seeded Rublev overpowers Nakashima in San Diego OpenSeptember 30, 2021 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Top-seeded Andrey Rublev broke to begin each set and was on his way to overpowering wild-card entry Brandon Nakashima 6-2, 6-1 in the second round of the San Diego Open on Wednesday.
Hometown win: Nakashima edges Fognini in 3 at San Diego OpenSeptember 28, 2021 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hometown kid Brandon Nakashima came back after trailing by a set and then from a break down in the third to edge Fabio Fognini 6-7 (5), 6-1, 7-5 in the first round of the San Diego Open on Monday night.