Kei Nishikori
Kei Nishikori
Kei Nishikori
Kei Nishikori
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    • Began playing tennis at age 5.
    • Shares a son with wife, Mai.
    • Mother, Eri; father, Kiyoshi; sister, Reina.
    • Left Japan at age 14 to train at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, USA. Didn't speak a word of English when he arrived. Still trains at IMG Academy.
    • Travelled to USA as a member of Masaaki Morita Tennis Fund group, which consists of a select group of Japanese players sponsored by Mr. Akio Morita, CEO of Sony.
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    • Favourite shot is forehand and favourite surfaces are hard and clay.
    • Named 2008 ATP Newcomer of the Year.
    • In 2011, played current coach Michael Chang in Tokyo to raise money for earthquake relief.
    • During COVID-19 pandemic, teamed with DJ Steve Aoki and finished 2nd in a Nintendo Mario Tennis tournament. Donated $25,000 to charity.
    • Underwent right elbow surgeriesin August 2009 and October 2019, as well as hip surgery in January 2022.

    (UPDATED 22 MAY 2024)

    • Top Asian men’s player in history, achieving career-high No. 4 in 2015.
    • Earned biggest of 433 career wins over No. 1 Djokovic at 2014 US Open to become 1st Asian Grand Slam men's singles finalist.
    • Captured 1st of 12 ATP Tour titles at 2008 Delray Beach as 18-year-old Q ranked 244th and remains youngest champion on tour since Hewitt, 16, at 1998 Adelaide.
    • Six-time ATP 500 champion, four-time ATP Masters 1000 finalist, four-time Nitto ATP Finals qualifier and 2016 Rio Olympics bronze medallist.
    • Owns highest winning percentage among active players in 5-set matches, winning 12 of last 13 (27-7, .794) and highest in deciding sets (147-56, .724), just ahead of Djokovic (213-83, .720).
    • Underwent hip surgery in February 2022 and was out for the entire season. Then injured his ankle in late 2022 while practicing and delayed his comeback for another 4-5 months.
    • Returned at 2023 Palmas del Mar CH and became the first unranked player to win a Challenger title.


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