NISHIKORI Kei

29 Dec 1989
31
Male
1.78/5'10''
MATSUE
 
Japan
BRADENTON, FL
 
United States of America

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
TEN Tennis Men's Singles 5
Men's Doubles 5

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
4th on Centre Court
Ariake Tennis Park Centre Court
USA
GIRON MGIRON Marcos
65
6
1
JPN
NISHIKORI KNISHIKORI Kei
7
3
6
Finished
4th on Centre Court
Ariake Tennis Park Centre Court
CRO
Mektic / Pavic
6
6
JPN
McLachlan / Nishikori
3
3
Finished
2nd on Centre Court
Ariake Tennis Park Centre Court
SRB
DJOKOVIC NDJOKOVIC Novak
6
6
JPN
NISHIKORI KNISHIKORI Kei
2
0
Finished
4th on Court 1
Ariake Tennis Park Court 1
JPN
NISHIKORI KNISHIKORI Kei
6
6
ROC
RUBLEV ARUBLEV Andrey
3
4
Finished
2nd on Court 1
Ariake Tennis Park Court 1
BLR
IVASHKA IIVASHKA Ilya
67
0
JPN
NISHIKORI KNISHIKORI Kei
7
6
Finished
4th on Court 5
Ariake Tennis Park Court 5
JPN
McLachlan / Nishikori
6
6
POR
Sousa / Sousa
1
4
Finished
3rd on Court 7
Ariake Tennis Park Court 7
JPN
McLachlan / Nishikori
6
6
GBR
Murray / Skupski
3
4
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

:
Grand Slams
 Aus OpenRoland GarrosWimbledonUS Open
YearSinglesDoublesSinglesDoublesSinglesDoublesSinglesDoubles
2021R128-R16-R64---
2020--R64-----
2019QF-QF-QF-R32-
2018--R16-QF-SF-
2017R16-QF-R32---
2016QF-R16-R16-SF-
2015QF-QF-R64-R128-
2014R16-R128-R16-RU-
2013R16-R16-R32-R128-
2012QF---R32-R32-
2011R32-R64R32R128R32R128-
2010--R64-R128-R32-
2009R128-------
2008----R128-R16-

Olympic Games - Singles
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA - Seed 4
PhaseResultOpponentResult
R64WonRAMOS Albert (ESP)6-2, 6-4
R32WonMILLMAN John (AUS)7-6(4), 6-4
R16WonMARTIN Andrej (SVK)6-2, 6-2
QFWonMONFILS Gael (FRA)7-6(4), 4-6, 7-6(6)
SFLostMURRAY Andy (GBR)1-6, 4-6
F 3/4WonNADAL Rafael (ESP)6-2, 6-7(1), 6-3

2012 London, GBR - Seed 15
PhaseResultOpponentResult
R64WonTOMIC Bernard (AUS)7-6(4), 7-6(4)
R32WonDAVYDENKO Nikolay (RUS)4-6, 6-4, 6-1
R16WonFERRER David (ESP)6-0, 3-6, 6-4
QFLostDEL POTRO Juan Martin (ARG)4-6, 6-7(4)

2008 Beijing, CHN
PhaseResultOpponentResult
R64LostSCHUTTLER Rainer (GER)4-6, 7-6(5), 3-6

Olympic Games - Doubles
2012 London, GBR - Partner: SOEDA Go
PhaseResultOpponentResult
R32LostFEDERER Roger / WAWRINKA Stan (SUI)7-6(5), 4-6, 4-6


Legend
WR - Winner, RU - Runner-up, F - Final, SF - Semifinal, QF - Quarterfinal, R16 - Round of 16, R32 - Round of 32, R64 - Round of 64, R128 - Round of 128
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Air Kei (nishikori-fan.com, 11 Jul 2021)
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Wife Mai Yamauchi
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English, Japanese
:
Michael Chang [personal], USA; Max Mirnyi [personal], BLR, from 2020
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Right (keinishikori.com, 22 May 2012)
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His wife Mai Yamauchi is a model, who also goes by her modelling name Ako Mizuki. (thedigestweb.com, 19 Dec 2020)
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Turned professional in 2007
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In June 2021 he was troubled by an injury to his right wrist after dislocating a tendon in his little finger in 2017. (atptour.com, 21 Jan 2019; hochi.news, 17 Jun 2021)

In October 2020 an injury to his right shoulder forced him to withdraw from the European Open in Antwerp, Belgium, and the Erste Bank Open in Vienna, Austria. (news.tennis365.net, 20 Oct 2020; nikkansports.com, 27 Oct 2020)

In October 2019 he underwent endoscopic surgery on his right elbow. He returned to competitive action in August 2020. (olympicchannel.com, 15 Mar 2020; atptour.com, 04 Mar 2021; nikkei.com, 15 Sep 2020)

A thigh injury forced him to retire part-way through his quarterfinal match against Serbian Novak Djokovic at the 2019 Australian Open. (bbc.co.uk, 23 Jan 2019)

He suffered from a wrist injury at the 2016 Australian Open. (thenewdaily.com.au, 22 Jan 2016)

He sustained an injury to his shoulder and missed out on the 2015 Swiss Indoors. (tennisnews.com, 23 Oct 2015)

A left calf injury forced him to pull out of Wimbledon in 2015. (bbc.com, 01 Jul 2015; 24latest.com, 01 Jul 2015)

He suffered hip and shoulder injuries in 2015. (atpworldtour.com, 13 Nov 2015)

In 2009 he underwent right elbow surgery that threatened to end his career. He returned to competitive action in February 2010. (keinishikori.com, 29 Apr 2016; timesofoman.com, 10 Jan 2013; tokyo2020.org, 22 Jul 2020)
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He began playing tennis at age five. (keinishikori.com, 05 May 2014)
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He received a tennis racket as a present from his father, who travelled overseas. (asahi.com, 20 Sep 2009)
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To win a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (insidethegames.biz, 01 Aug 2019)
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"My love for tennis and my unceasing desire to become a better player drove me on." (tokyo2020.org, 22 Jul 2020)

"Trying hard without giving up." (tokyo2020.org, 22 Jul 2020)
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In 2015 he received the Sportsman of the Year Award from the Tokyo American Club. (tokyoamericanclub.org, 04 Nov 2015)

In 2011 and 2014 he received a Special Achievement Award at the annual Japanese Olympic Committee Awards. (joc.or.jp, 2015)

He was presented with Best Player of 2014 Award by the Japan Tennis Association. (sponichi.co.jp, 13 Jun 2015)

He was named Breakthrough Player of the Year by Reuters in 2014. (tennis.newssports.co, 30 Dec 2014; uk.reuters.com, 18 Dec 2014)

He was named Best Tennis Player of the Year by the Tokyo Sports Journalist Club in 2013. (sanspo.com, 12 Dec 2013)

He received Best Athletic Award from the Japan Tennis Association in 2012. (thetennisdaily.jp, 14 Jun 2013)

He received the 2008 ATP World Tour Newcomer of the Year award at the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo. (atpworldtour.com, 06 Oct 2009)

General Interest

General
MOVE TO USA
At age 13 he moved from Japan to the United States of America to train at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida. (ATP, 03 Jul 2008; cnn.co.jp, 05 Aug 2013)

TURNING POINT
He says he was able to learn a lot from a period on the sidelines following right elbow surgery in 2009. "[Now] I basically keep my mind blank while I'm absent from the game. There was a time when I couldn't play matches for a whole year because of an injury to my right elbow. I had a hard time undergoing surgery for the first time in my life and was also anxious about whether I would be able to regain a place in the top 100, but I learned a lot during this time of hardship. Thanks to the injury, I have come to value the importance of taking care of my body." (tokyo2020.org, 22 Jul 2020)

Legend
:
Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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