Kei Nishikori - Shimane, Japan
5 Singles Ranking
Japan Japan
  Age:24 (29.12.1989)
Birthplace:Shimane, Japan
Residence:Bradenton, Florida, USA
Height:5'10" (178 cm)
Weight:163 lbs (74 kg)
Turned Pro:2007
Coach:Dante Bottini & Michael Chang
Singles Statistics as of 15.12.2014
  Ranking Week Change W-L Titles Prize Money*
2015 Current 5   - 54-14 4 $4,439,218
Career High 5 03.11.2014 189-105 7 $8,026,263 *Singles & Doubles combined
Doubles Statistics as of 15.12.2014
  Ranking Week Change W-L Titles Prize Money*
2015 Current 550   2 3-2 0 $4,439,218
Career High 167 19.03.2012 17-22 0 $8,026,263 *Singles & Doubles combined
FedEx ATP Head 2 Head

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Player Stats as of: 15.12.2014

Service Record Year-to-Date
Aces 286
Double Faults 186
1st Serve 60%
1st Serve Points Won 73%
2nd Serve Points Won 54%
Break Points Faced 371
Break Points Saved 64%
Service Games Played 825
Service Games Won 84%
Service Points Won 66%
Return Record Year-to-Date
1st Serve Return Points Won 30%
2nd Serve Return Points Won 53%
Break Points Opportunities 554
Break Points Converted 42%
Return Games Played 842
Return Games Won 28%
Return Points Won 39%
Total Points Won 52%
Year In Review


The Japanese star started the season by reaching the Brisbane SFs (l. to Hewitt in three sets)…Reached the Australian Open 4R for the third year in a row (in 2012 reached QFs), falling to World No. 1 Nadal in three sets…

Won three points for Japan in 4-1 win over Canada in Davis Cup World Group 1R, beating Polansky and Dancevic in singles...On 16 February, became the first back-to-back winner at Memphis since Haas in 2006-07, as he registered his first win over Karlovic in three meetings…Now 4-2 in ATP World Tour finals…

On 20 February, he retired at 24 in first set versus Gabashvili in Delray Beach 2R…

Saved four match points versus Ferrer in 76(9) third set tie-break win in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami 4R; beat No. 5 Federer in three-set QFs win prior to withdrawing on 28 March ahead of SFs versus Djokovic with left groin injury...

On 27 April, became the first Japanese player in the Open Era to win a clay-court title at Barcelona (d. Giraldo)…On 28 April, rose five spots to No. 12 in the Emirates ATP Rankings…His title marked the first by a non-Spaniard at Barcelona in 12 years, since Gaudio in 2002…

On 11 May, contested his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final at Madrid…Retired with a lower back injury at 03 in deciding set versus Nadal, ending his run of 14 straight wins…He had guaranteed his spot in the Top 10 on 9 May, by beating Lopez in the QFs…On 12 May, became the first Japanese man to break into the Top 10 of the Emirates ATP Rankings at No. 9…He is the first Asian to rank in the Top 10 since Srichaphan on 29 March 2004…Subsequently withdrew from ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome with lower back injury…

Fell in Roland Garros 1R (l. to Klizan)...Fell in Halle SFs (l. to Federer)...Reached his first ATP World Tour SF on grass at Halle (l. to Federer)…Reaches Wimbledon 4R for first time in six visits, losing to Roanic in four sets...

On 4 August, withdrew from ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Toronto due to a right toe injury...

On 8 September, became the first Asian male to contest a Grand Slam championship final at the US Open (l. to Cilic)… Beat three Top 10 players en route to the final – Raonic in 4R, Wawrinka in QFs and Djokovic in SFs; his win over Raonic ended at 2:26 a.m. – tied for the latest finish in tournament history…On 8 September, returned to the Top 10 of the Emirates ATP Rankings, climbing three positions to No. 8…

On 28 September, lifted his third ATP World Tour title of a career-best season at Kuala Lumpur (d. Benneteau)...

On 2 October, after Tokyo 2R win versus Young he withdrew from doubles, ahead of QF (w/Uchiyama), due to a hip injury…5 October 2014 - On 5 October, captured his second Tokyo crown and fourth trophy of 2014 with three-set win over Raonic...First time he has won back-to-back ATP World Tour titles in his career...Fell in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai 2R (l. to Sock)…

Qualified for Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for the first time after he defeated Ferrer in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris QFs; Reached fourth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 SF (or better), also 2011 Shanghai, 2014-Miami, Madrid…

On first appearance at Barclays ATP World Tour Finals went 2-1 in round robin play, including wins over Murray and Ferrer, prior to three-set SF loss to Djokovic… Ended 2014 season with a 54-14 match record, including four titles and $4,431, 363 in prize money…


Began playing at age five...Mother, Eri, is a piano teacher; father, Kiyoshi, is an engineer...Has one older sister, Reina, who graduated from college and works in Tokyo...Moved from Shimane, Japan, to US at age 14, to train at the IMG Bollettieri Acadamey in Florida and didn't speak a word of English when he arrived..Came to academy as a member of Masaaki Morita Tennis Fund group, which consists of a select few Japanese players sponsored by Mr. Morita, CEO of Sony...A former roommate of Zachary Gilbert, son of ex-ATP Top 10 pro Brad Gilbert, who was coach in 2011...Captured Roland Garros junior doubles title in 2006 and ranked as high as No. 7 in singles that year...Favourite surfaces are hard and clay courts and considers best shot his forehand...Named 2008 ATP Newcomer of Year...Sponsored by Nissin...In 2011, played Chang in Tokyo to raise money for earthquake relief...Trains at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy.

Nishikori DEUCE Feature (Nov. 2008)
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