Always among the first in the ATP ranking, Kei Nishikori is another of the players who rises like foam this year and bursts in as one of those destined to shine in the coming years on the circuit.
Being in the top 10 in a league of historic tennis giants like Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic; it is already an achievement. The Japanese, raised in the United States, has managed to emerge and break through the select group of the best players in the world on a sustained basis and with a promising future.
He is currently the most prolific Asian player in titles in history, and together with Osaka, he promises to continue giving a lot to talk about and enjoy on the courts.
His tennis development has not only been sustained but has been improved in the last two years in a formidable way under the hand of Michael Chang and Nick Bollettieri. With a serve, although not very powerful, he is extremely effective and consistent. His quick footwork and proactive play, puts his opponents against the baseline, allowing him to build his strategy solidly and stifle the opponent with his speed and insistence.
His training at the renowned Nick Bolletieri Academy in Bradenton, Florida; where tennis stars like André Agassi, Jim Courier, Serena Williams, Mónica Seles, Tommy Haas, or Jelena Jankovic have come from; Well known names to us world tennis fans, has been the key to its success.
For us at Equilibrium, Kei Nishikori, along with Stan Wawrinka; are the two players who are destined to take the place of the greats as Roger Federer o Novak Djokovic for years to come. However, their resilience to age while maintaining their game, and victories on the circuit have overshadowed the brilliance of this great Japanese player, for the moment.
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