Kei Nishikori is one of the well-known tennis players around the world. He provides great competition. Kei has never won a grand slam title but he did reach the final of US Open.
Nishikori got his first ATP title in 2008. He made a disappointing start to 2009. Kei suffered a right elbow injury which forced him to withdraw from the French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open.
He rose up in 2012 when he reached his first quarterfinal in a grand slam title. He also won his 2nd ATP Title. The Japanese then went on to win his 3rd ATP Title next year.
Kei Nishikori had a career breakthrough in 2014 when he reached the finals of the US Open. He also got his career-high ranking that year.
In the more recent news, Kei is another one of the famous tennis players who have withdrawn from the competition. He will not be participating in the ATP Cup. Kei will also not be a part of the Australian Open.
Amongst the likes of Andy Murray and Roger Federer, he is another one to bow out. The most promising looking line-up looks dim now. ATP Cup has lost many of the major tennis stars who won’t be there in Brisbane for the competition. ATP has also announced his withdrawal from the competition.
Having celebrated his birthday yesterday, Kei announced about his absence from the tournaments. He is still recovering from elbow surgery. Nishikori has been struggling with it for a lot of months now, and will also be missing the Hawaii Open in the process
The star who turned 30 had this to say: “I’m so disappointed to miss playing in Australia in January. The #AusOpen has always felt like my ‘home’ Grand Slam and I’ll miss my fans in Melbourne. I’m also sorry to miss going to Perth for the first time for the @ATPCup and wish Team Japan the very best.”
The absence from these competitions will affect the Japanese’s ranking. He is predicted to fall out of the top 20. The defending of 630 points would be a difficult task now.