Kei Nishikori

Submitted by on Oct 11, 2015

Spanish style of play Kei Nishikori

The most famous Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori in the world speaks the courts for eight years. Over the years, he was able to become the winner of the 9 categories of tournaments ATP among individuals, to reach the final of the US Open and get the title of the fourth racket of the world for singles.

The first steps in tennis

Kei Nishikori who was born in Japan in 1989, Matsue. Nesomtrya that his family had no relation to the sport, the first workout on the court a little Kei began at age five. The boy showed a great talent for tennis and incredible perseverance that led to his move to the United States for training at the famous Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy and allowed to act in the near future in junior international competitions.

In 2006, together with the Argentine partner Nishikori won the Roland Garros junior doubles, as well as his first “Futures».

Professional career

To act in an adult round Kei Nishikori starts since 2007, taking part in the LA category ATP tournament and other tournaments, allowing debutant of the season to take a 237-th line of the list of the world’s best tennis players of the world.

However, the real breakthrough, after which everyone noticed the Japanese athlete, comes in 2008. At the age of 18 years old Kei Nishikori circumvents such well-known tennis players like Bobby Reynolds, Sam Querrey and the other on the prestigious contest in Delray Beach, will make its debut at Wimbledon and is already in the top 100 best players.

The year 2009 was not very successful for Nishikori, but in 2010 the Japanese takes revenge – wins two “Challenger”, participates in the Wimbledon, Roland Garros and the US Open. A series of successful performances continued in 2011, bringing Nishikori place in the top 25 world ranking.

The last years of career

In 2013, the first Japanese athlete reaches the quarter final game at Grand Slam Australian Open. He manages to get around Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. but in the fourth round Nishikori stopped the Briton Andy Murray. He also comes to the quarterfinals of the tournament in Buenos Aires and Barcelona, ​​Spain, it comes to the third round at Wimbledon green and plays in the Olympics David Ferrer and Nikolay Davydenko. At the end of the season Kei Nishikori – 13th in the ATP world rankings.

2014 becomes a real breakthrough in the career of the Japanese tennis player – stable performances of the season make it the fifth-ranked in single performances among men. This result, according to Nishikori, gave him confidence in their abilities and inspired, and to further achievements. According to the athlete, in recent years it has become a lot better to play on unpaved, and his style of play has become more like the style of play of Spanish tennis.

In 2015, Nishikori continues to steadily hold the fifth place world ranking. Novak Djokovic evaluate his game as a rather aggressive and personal trainer of the Japanese athlete predicts his charge an early victory in the Grand Slam events.

Kei Nishikori vs Julian Benneteau Kuala Lumpur in 2014 FINAL

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