Nishikori To Make Return On Challenger Tour
Kei Nishikori is set to return to action for the first time in 20 months at next week’s ATP Challenger Tour 75 event in Palmas del Mar, Puerto Rico.
The former World No. 4, who underwent arthroscopic left hip surgery last year, announced on Twitter that he is en route to the Caribbean Open, his first tournament since October 2021.
Kei Nishikori (@keinishikori) June 9, 2023
Nishikori, 33, is a 12-time tour-level titlist. In 2014, the Japanese star was a finalist at the US Open and two years later, Nishikori earned the bronze medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic games. He owns a 431-211 career match record.
Nishikori will learn his place in the Palmas del Mar Challenger draw Saturday and first-round action will begin Monday 12 June. The hard-court event will be free to stream live and on demand at Challenger TV.