Kei Nishikori

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Kei Nishikori
Kei Nishikori
Kei Nishikori in 2015
Full name Kei Nishikori
Native name 錦織 圭
Country (sports)  Japan
Lives Where Bradenton, Florida, United States
Birthday/Birthplace (1989-12-29) 29 December 1989
Matsue, Shimane, Japan
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)
Turned pro 2007
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach Brad Gilbert (2010–2011)
Dante Bottini (2010–)
Michael Chang (2014–)
Prize money US$17,624,129
Official website keinishikori.com
Singles
Career record 331–155 (68.11%)
Career titles 11
Highest ranking No. 4 (2 March 2015)
Current ranking No. 24 (8 January 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (2012, 2015, 2016)
French Open QF (2015, 2017)
Wimbledon 4R (2014, 2016)
US Open F (2014)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals SF (2014, 2016)
Olympic Games (2016)
Doubles
Career record 24–26
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 167 (19 March 2012)
Current ranking No. 844 (24 July 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 2R (2011)
Wimbledon 2R (2011)
Team competitions
Davis Cup QF (2014)

Medal record

Representing  Japan
Olympic Games
2016 Rio de Janeiro Singles

Kei Nishikori (Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, Japan, December 29, 1989) is a Japanese tennis player. It is currently ranked 9th in the ATP ranking. He is number 1 in Japan, and the best Asian tennis player in history.

In 2006 he won his first professional title (Future) Mexico F18 in the city of Mazatlan, with only 16 years. In 2007 he qualified for his first ATP event at the Los Angeles Tournament.

At the 2008 Delray Beach Tournament, he was surprised to enter the tournament from the standings (ranked 244 on the world rankings) and win the title, becoming the first Japanese to reach a final of ATP tournament since Shuzo Matsuoka did it in 1992.

On August 30, 2008, he became the first Japanese player of the Open Era to reach the last 16 of the US Open, after defeating in five sets (6-4, 6-4, 3- 6, 2-6, 7-5) to Spanish David Ferrer, fourth in the ranking of the ATP and fourth seed of the Grand Slam. Also in 2011 he became the first Asian to beat a world number 1, in this case winning in the semifinals of Basel to Novak Djokovic by 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-0, to then lose in the final with five times champion Roger Federer 1-6, 3-6.

At the 2012 Australian Open he reached the quarterfinals, becoming the first Japanese in the Open Era to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.

At the 2012 Tokyo Tournament, Nishikori was the eighth favorite to the title. He reached the final, with an important victory in the quarterfinals over the world No. 6, Tomas Berdych, 7-5, 6-4. In the final, he defeated Milos Raonic 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-0, in two hours and nine minutes to lift his second ATP World Tour crown. That match was the final with younger players this year in 58 ATP World Tour tournaments. Thus, Nishikori became the first Japanese player to win the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships title.

In the 2013 Roland Garros Tournament, he managed to reach the fourth round, his best result in the Paris Grand Slam, and where in that round he was eliminated by the eight-time winner of this tournament, Rafael Nadal.

On September 6, 2014, he became the first Asian player to qualify for a Grand Slam final at the US Open by defeating Serbian Novak Djokovic. In the final, would fall before the other surprise of the tournament, the Croatian Marin Cilic.

On August 14, 2016 he won the bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, after defeating Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-7 and 6-3.

Kei Nishikori’s Biography

Nishikori started playing at age five. His mother, Eri, is a piano teacher; his father, Kiyoshi, is an engineer. He has an older sister, called Queen graduated from the university and works in Tokyo. He moved from Shimane, Japan to the United States at age 14 to train at the IMG Bollettieri Academy in Florida and did not speak a word of English when he arrived. He came to the academy as a member of the Masaaki Morita Tennis Fund group consisting of a select group of Japanese players sponsored by Mr. Morita and CEO of Sony.

Former roommate of Zachary Gilbert, son of former Top 10 Brad Gilbert. He won the Roland Garros junior doubles title in 2006 and reached his highest ranking, No. 7 in singles that year. His favorite surfaces are the hard ones and those of brick dust and he considers that his best shot is his right. He was named ATP Player of the Year in 2008. He is sponsored by Nissin, Sony and Wowow. Train at the academy under the supervision of Nick Bollettieri and travel with coaches Dante Bottini and Brad Gilbert.

Kei Nishikori Net Worth – $9 Million

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