Kei NISHIKORI

Japan JPN

Tennis

  • Medaillen
    1 B
  • Teilnahmen
    3
  • Erste Teilnahme
    Beijing 2008
  • Geburtsjahr
    1989
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Kei NISHIKORI

Nishikori is Japan’s finest ever tennis player. The only man from his country ever to break into the top five of the world rankings, he is still regularly ranked within the top 15, and has won 12 ATP World Tour titles.

His greatest moment was probably making it to the final of the 2014 US Open. On his route to the endgame, he defeated world no.1 ranked Novak Djokovic, to become the first Asian man ever to make it to a Grand Slam tournament final. Alas, having done the hard part, he was defeated by Marin Cilic in the final. It’s the closest he’s come to real glory.

At Rio 2016, however, Nishikori once again demonstrated his prowess, and ability to beat the big names. The Japanese right hander lost to Andy Murray in the semi finals, but defeated Rafael Nadal 2-1 in the third place match, securing the bronze medal, and becoming the first Japanese man to win a tennis medal for 96 years. Could he go one better and take a gold medal at Tokyo 2020? It would certainly send the home fans wild.

Nishikori is driven by a lifelong quest to improve his game. He moved to Bradenton, Florida at the age of 14 to get the best coaching available, and has since been coached by Brad Gilbert and Michael Chang.

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