Kei Nishikori Player Profile
Kei Nishikori must shake off a calf injury before the fifth seed can be considered as a Wimbledon challenger.
The Japanese star's involvement in the tournament has not been completely ruled out, and while Nishikori has insisted he will heal before play begins, the injury is clearly severe enough to threaten his participation.
Concerns were raised when he withdrew from his Halle semi-final against Andreas Seppi and it will now be a waiting game to see if Nishikori arrives on court for his opening match - and whether his performance is restricted.
Wimbledon represents the only Grand Slam that the world No 5 has failed to make the final eight but his tournament placings are gradually improving, demonstrating why he has been labelled as one to watch for the future.
Last year's US Open runners-up spot was followed by quarter-final finishes at the Australian and French Opens this year but, unfortunately for him, physical limitations may provide his biggest test at Wimbledon.
- Nationality: JPN
- Date Of Birth: December 29, 1989
- Became Pro: 2007
- Height: 1.78 m
|01/07/15||S Giraldo||All England Lawn Tennis Championships||R2||Lost||Walkover|
|29/06/15||S Bolelli||All England Lawn Tennis Championships||R1||Won||6-3, 6-74, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3|
|20/06/15||A Seppi||ATP Gerry Weber Open||SF||Lost||1-4 retired|
|19/06/15||J Janowicz||ATP Gerry Weber Open||QF||Won||6-4, 5-7, 6-3|
|18/06/15||D Brown||ATP Gerry Weber Open||R2||Won||7-5, 6-1|
|16/06/15||D Thiem||ATP Gerry Weber Open||R1||Won||7-64, 7-5|
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