Kei Nishikori

by Qwderwe 20 Aug,2017
Kei Nishikori

Kei Nishikori is the world no. 8 professional Japanese tennis player. He is the only Japanese male tennis player to get ranked inside top 10. During his whole career, he has won 11 single titles. He reached the finals of 2014 US Open but he failed to get the victory. However, he is the first Asian male player to reach the finals of Grand Slam.

Moreover, Nishikori is also the first Asian player to qualify for the  ATP World Tour Finals. He is currently dating his girlfriend Honami Tsuboi. Before he dated Ai Fukuhara. His net worth is $33.9 M.

Early life

Kei Nishikori was born on December 29, 1989, in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. He was born to Kiyoshi Nishikori and Eri Nishikori. His father is an engineer and his mother is a music teacher.

Nishikori grew up along with his sibling sister Renia. He started playing tennis at the age of 5. He graduated from Aomori-Yamada High School.

Professional career

Kei Nishikori developed his passion towards playing tennis since the age of 5. And later he made it as his professional career. During his junior career, he won All Japan Tennis Championships in 2001.  In 2004, he won the title at the Riad 21 Tournament in Rabat, Morocco. Moreover, he also won the 2007 Luxilon Cup. Following year he also got the victory at  ITF Futures event in Mazatlá.

In the same year, he won the title at his doubles with his partner Young at Little Rocks. Furthermore, he also participated at Wimbledon with  Roger Federer. Even he played his first ATP tournament. In the starting of 2008, he reached the semifinals of Miami challenger tournament. After that, he participated in Delray Beach tournament. He captured the title by defeating James Blake in the finals. It was his first ATP title. Later he also participated in Queen's Club Championships but he was defeated by  Rafael Nadal. Moreover, he also made first  Grand Slam appearance at the 2008 Wimbledon Championships. But his journey ended within the first round.

In 2009 he participated in Australian Open. Following year he suffered a right elbow injury so he didn't participate in other tournaments. After he returned to his games in 2010, he lost within his first round at Delray Beach. However, on 15 May 2010, he won Sarasota open. He also reached the second round of French Open but he was defeated by  Novak Djokovic. In 2011 he was defeated by Marin Čilić in the first round of Chennai Open. Following year he participated in other tournaments too but he failed to win the title. Nishikori reached the semifinals of  Masters 1000 for the first time at  Shanghai Masters. Along with his way up to semifinals, he defeated  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and Santiago Giraldo and others too. Moreover, he also defeated  Alexandr Dolgopolov in the quarterfinals but lost the semi-final to Andy Murray.

Coming to 2012, he reached his first major quarterfinals at Australian Open. Moreover, he won his first ATP 500 series title and second career ATP Tour title at Japan Open. In the starting of 2013, he participated in Brisbane International and ended his career in the semifinals. However, he won his third ATP title at U.S. National Indoor Championships. Furthermore, he defeated  Roger Federer at the Madrid Open but wasn't able to win the title. In 2014, there was a great improvement in his games. He was able to reach up to quarterfinals and the semifinals of all the tournaments that he participated. But he didn't win even a single title.

Coming to 2015, he participated in  2015 Brisbane International but he got defeated in the semifinals with Milos Raonic. However, he won the title at Memphis Open by defeating Kevin Anderson in the finals. Following year he reached his career's highest ranking of world no. 4.  Besides this, he didn't get success in other tournaments. Nishikori started his 2016 by participating in Brisbane International but failed to get the victory. Moreover, he reached final in a Masters 1000 for the second time. However, he also participated in following year's Rio Olympics and he won the Bronze medal for the first time. Well, in 2017 he reached the finals of  Brisbane but he was eventually defeated by Grigor Dimitrov in the finals.

Personal life

In past Kei Nishikori dated a tennis player Ai Fukuhara. After few years they separated with each other. These days he is dating his beloved girlfriend Honami Tsuboi. Honami is a former Japanese Gymnast.

Nishikori is equally maintaining his both professional as well as love life. He gives equal time to his girlfriend and is often seen together. Besides this, there are no any rumors of his separation. Hope this couple gets married soon. He gives equal time to his girlfriend and is often seen together. Besides this, there are no any rumors of his separation. Hope this couple gets married soon.

Nishikori is 27 years old. He is 1.78 m tall 74 kg. He belongs to Japanese nationality. He loves watching football, golf, reading, and listening to music.

Net worth and other facts

Kei Nishikori is one of the richest tennis players. According to the recent data, his current net worth is $33.9 million. He has won $17,472,934 in the prize money. His yearly earning is estimated to be around $3.5 million. These days he lives in his luxurious house in Bradenton, FL.

Kei Nishikori's house

He owns a Jaguar car. The price of the car is around $53,375.


Kei Nishikori and his car

Nishikori has good earning from endorsements deal. His main endorsing brand is a clothing brand Uniqlo which he renewed in 2015 worth $50 million.


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