Kei Nishikori Player Profile

Kei Nishikori

Kei Nishikori

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.

Kei Nishikori

  • Nationality: JPN
  • Date Of Birth: December 29, 1989
  • Became Pro: 2007
  • Height: 1.78 m
Recent Results
Date Opponent Tournament Round Result Score
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
10 Year Grand Slam History
Australian Open QFR4R4QFR3-R1---
French Open QFR1R4-R2R2----
Wimbledon -R4R3R3R1R1-R1--
US Open -RUR1R3R1R3-R4--

Kei Nishikori News

Kei Nishikori: Forded to withdraw from Wimbledon

Nishikori out of Wimbledon

Wimbledon men's fifth seed Kei Nishikori has been forced to pull out of the tournament due to a calf injury.

Kei Nishikori claims he is no longer injured

Nishikori: I'm not injured

Kei Nishikori says he has shaken off an injury ahead of his Wimbledon first round clash against Simone Bolelli.

Kei Nishikori: Overcame a second set slip-up

Nishikori into Halle semis

Second seed Kei Nishikori battled past Jerzy Janowicz in three sets in the quarter-finals of the Gerry Weber Open.


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