Yoshihito Nishioka
Yoshihito Nishioka
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    • Began playing tennis at age 4 with his father.
    • Father, Norio, is a tennis coach; mother, Kimie; brother, Yasuo, is his coach.
    • Favourite surface is hard and shot is backhand.
    • Idol growing up was Marcelo Rios.
    • If he wasn’t a tennis player, he would be a football player.
    • Enjoys golf, table tennis, darts, video games and reading manga graphic novels.
    • Supported on tour by Mr. Masaaki Morita (JTA).
    • In January 2020, donated $10,015 to Australian Red Cross to support Australian bushfire relief.
    • Tore left ACL on 24 March 2017 in ATP Masters 1000 Miami 2R vs. Sock, undergoing surgery in April and missing remainder of season.

    (UPDATED 21AUGUST2023)

    • No. 1 Asian men’s player achieved career-high No. 24in June2023 shortly after 4R at Roland Garros (l. to Etcheverry).In January 2023 advancedto Grand Slam 4R for 1st time at Australian Open (l. to Khachanov).
    • Earned biggest win of career over No. 2 Ruud in QF en route to 2nd ATP Tour title at 2022 Seoul (d. Shapovalov).
    • Saved 2 MPs vs. Shapovalov en route to 1st title at 2018 Shenzhen as 171st-ranked Q.
    • Rallied from a set down 3 times en route to 2020 Delray Beach final and saved 1 MP vs. de Minaur en route to 2022 Washington final.
    • Defeated countryman and World No. 5 Nishikori en route to 2019 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati QF as Q.


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