In some bad news for Japanese fans, the US is reportedly considering a ban on travellers from Japan and Korea. This means that no Japanese or Korean player will be able to participate in the two ATP 1000 events coming up in the USA.
We are talking about Indian Wells and Miami Open. Reportedly, Nishikori will be in Japan next weekend. This means that his return back to the US will become really difficult.
In case you were living under a rock, the world has been struck by one of its worst pandemics in recent times in the form of Coronavirus. Recently, the first Coronvirus case was reported in the country. This has alarmed the country and a desperate President looking for re-election. A travel ban on people from affected countries is one of the steps towards stopping a larger outbreak.
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Where Is Kei Nishikori Making His Return?
Kei Nishikori has confirmed his participation at the Davis Cup. He will make his return in Japan’s home tie against Ecuador. However, the shadow of Coronavirus looms large on that match too. In fact, the match has been shifted indoors to minimize the risk for the players.
The country is also struggling as it is scheduled to host the much-awaited Tokyo Olympics. Every day, new rumours come up that the event is under danger. Henceforth, the authorities are doing their best to ensure safety.
Talking about Nishikori, he has been out of action since the US Open 2019. He has been struggling with an elbow injury and has taken time to recuperate.
Let’s hope that Kei Nishikori can be seen competing at the Indian Wells masters.