World Number eight, Kei Nishikori will be missing his home country event Rakuten Japan Open and then the Chinese event, Shanghai Masters due to his right arm and elbow injury. “I have some good news and some bad news. These past days I sat down with my medical team to continue monitoring my arm/elbow. This has been bothering me since the French Open 2019 off and on,” Kei Nishikori said.
Nevertheless, there has been an improvement in the conditions of his right arm, it doesn’t bother him as much as it did earlier. However, to be on the safer side and recuperate completely, Kei Nishikori is advised to stay away from the tennis courts for almost a month.
“The good news is that there is great progress, it’s healing, and I am finally close to being pain-free. Structurally my arm and elbow look good. The bad news is that we are not 100 percent there yet. There is still swelling and fluid in the arm/elbow and the doctors feel it’s in my best interest to take 3-4 more weeks off without tennis,” Nishikori mentioned.
Nishikori enjoys playing Asian swing the most, but this year he is forced to skip it. Also, a charity match against Roger Federer was scheduled in Tokyo, Japan on October 14, 2019, but pertaining to same Japan’s Number one tennis player will miss the event.
“I am so sad to say that I will not be able to play the Japan Open, Shanghai Masters,” Nishikori said. “The Asian swing is obviously one of my favorite times of the year and I will work hard to come back stronger.”
Former US Open finalist, Kei Nishikori reached the third round at US Open 2019 and lost to Alex de Minaur. However, in the North American masters events, he lost his opening round matches to the Frenchman, Richard Gasquet and to his compatriot, Yoshihito Nishioka.