KEI NISHIKORI

Tennis warrior

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DATE OF BIRTH
December 29th, 1989

PLACE OF BIRTH
Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, Japan

KEY FEATURES
Winner of 11 singles titles
Runner up at the 2014 US Open,
First-ever Asian male to reach a Grand Slam singles final

 

Groundbreaking groundstrokes, unstoppable serves and a killer backhand. Kei Nishikori, aka “Air K” has been causing quite a raquet in the global tennis world since he bounced onto the scene, single-handedly changing the sport of tennis in Japan and beyond. He started playing at age 5, captured the attention of Japan’s tennis elite by age 6 and became national junior tennis champion by age 11. He left his country and his family to follow his dream to the USA and has never looked back. He rose to the pros, and, despite a series of injuries and surgeries, pushed on and never gave up his dream. He bounces back and never breaks. His mental strength, incredible discipline and unquenchable thirst for victory set him apart. He’s a game-changer who has given a new face to the game of tennis in Japan and opened doors for Asian athletes across the globe.

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