Ruthless, accurate, consistent, Kei Nishikori impressed with his extraordinary skills and his backhand strength. Since he captured attention of Japan’s tennis elite when he won his first national title at age 11, “Air K” became the first male player representing an Asian country to reach a Grand Slam singles final.
Despite a struggling match on 4 sets against the Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsy, earlier this week at Wimbledon, Kei Nishikori could retrieve his former level for his next game against Roberto Bautista Agut.
Nishikori has an unpredictable style of hitting groundstrokes on both wings, winding up the racket with a short but compact backswing, and hitting the ball right at its peak. His groundstrokes are as powerful and accurate as his favorite watch, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 5.