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Kei Nishikori

Born: December 29, 1989 (age 31)

Height: 5' 10" (178cm)

Hometown: Matsue, Shimane, Japan
Nationality: Japan Japanese
Current Rank (Jun 18): No. 27 (1,530 points)
Japan's Kei Nishikori celebrates after winning a point in his third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship on January 18, 2013
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Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski suffer second-round defeat in Tokyo
Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski were beaten 6-3 6-4 by the home favourites.
09:28
Daniil Medvedev pictured at the French Open on June 4, 2021
Daniil Medvedev cruises into fourth round of French Open
Daniil Medvedev defeated giant American Reilly Opelka in straight sets.
Jun 4, 19:57
Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas reacts during his semi final match against Britain's Dan Evans on April 17, 2021
Stefanos Tsitsipas demanding more from himself
Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Pedro Martinez while John Isner saw off Filip Krajinovic.
Jun 2, 19:41
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Nikoloz Basilashvili marks return to form with Qatar ExxonMobil Open triumph
Nikoloz Basilashvili had lost 14 of his previous 16 matches prior to this week.
Mar 13, 18:33
Naomi Osaka celebrates with the US Open trophy on September 13, 2020
A look at five standout matches in the first round of the Australian Open
The first grand slam of 2021 starts on Monday.
Feb 7, 09:29
Rafael Nadal reacts after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas at the ATP Finals on November 19, 2020
Five talking talking points ahead of this year's Australian Open
The PA news agency looks at five of the pressing issues ahead of the event at Melbourne Park.
Feb 3, 08:11
Novak Djokovic of Serbia after beating Juan Ignacio Londero of Argentina in the second round on day three of the 2019 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2019
US Open preview: Draw, seeds, who is missing?
After a seven-and-a-half-month wait for the second Major of the year, Sports Mole takes a look at the upcoming US Open at Flushing Meadows.
Aug 29, 21:00
Kei Nishikori in action at Wimbledon on July 2, 2019
Kei Nishikori withdraws from US Open
Former world number four Kei Nishikori believes he would not be able to withstand the rigours that grand slam matches can present.
Aug 26, 21:43
Kei Nishikori in action at Wimbledon on July 2, 2019
Kei Nishikori set to miss US Open after second positive coronavirus test
A host of leading names have already pulled out of the grand slam tournament.
Aug 22, 13:07
Kei Nishikori in action at Wimbledon on July 2, 2019
Coronavirus roundup: All the latest news from the world of sport on August 16
Sports Mole rounds up the latest Coronavirus news from across the sports world.
Aug 16, 23:39
Kei Nishikori in action at Wimbledon on July 2, 2019
Kei Nishikori faces US Open fitness race after positive Covid-19 test
The 30-year-old was due to play in Cincinnati.
Aug 16, 21:50
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after winning his quarter final match against Japan's Kei Nishikori on July 10, 2019
Roger Federer creates history with 100th Wimbledon win
The Swiss eased past Kei Nishikori.
Jul 10, 20:39
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after winning his quarter final match against Japan's Kei Nishikori on July 10, 2019
Result: Roger Federer reaches semi-final with 100th Wimbledon win
The Swiss brushed aside Kei Nishikori.
Jul 10, 19:03
Roger Federer pictured at Wimbledon on July 8, 2019
Roger Federer wary of Kei Nishikori challenge at Wimbledon
The Swiss is impressed by his opponent's game.
Jul 9, 15:37
Roger Federer pictured at Wimbledon on July 8, 2019
Can anyone stop big three in Wimbledon men's singles draw?
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have all breezed into the Wimbledon quarter-finals, but is anyone capable of stopping two of them reaching Sunday's final?
Jul 9, 10:40
Britain's Cameron Norrie reacts during his second round match against Japan's Kei Nishikori on July 4, 2019
Cameron Norrie already "excited for next year" after Wimbledon exit
The Brit was beaten in straight sets.
Jul 4, 19:06
Cameron Norrie and Kei Nishikori shake hands after their clash at Wimbledon on July 4, 2019
Result: Kei Nishikori eases to victory over Cameron Norrie on Centre Court
The Brit was playing on Centre Court for the first time.
Jul 4, 15:31
Cameron Norrie in action at Wimbledon on July 2, 2019
Result: First Wimbledon win sees Cameron Norrie into round two
Norrie plays Kei Nishikori in the second round.
Jul 2, 16:20
Kei Nishikori retires injured at the Australian Open on January 23, 2019
Result: Nishikori injury hands Djokovic easy passage to Australian Open semi-finals
Nishikori played for five hours in beating Pablo Carreno Busta in the fourth round.
Jan 23, 10:00
Roger Federer in action at the ATP Finals on November 13, 2018
Result: Federer into London last four with Anderson win
Swiss makes season-ending semis for a 15th time.
Nov 15, 21:48
Kei Nishikori in action against Andy Murray at the French Open on June 7, 2017
Result: Kei Nishikori admits to a poor week despite toppling Roger Federer
Japanese dipped after beating Swiss.
Nov 15, 16:55
Kevin Anderson celebrates winning a point during his epic Wimbledon semi-final with John Isner on July 13, 2018
Result: Kevin Anderson ruthlessly sweeps aside Kei Nishikori
The South African eased to a 6-0 6-1 win over the world number nine.
Nov 13, 17:24
Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action during the Wimbledon fourth-round match against Russia's Karen Khachanov July 9, 2018... on the grass
Result: Novak Djokovic overcomes Kei Nishikori in four sets to reach Wimbledon semis
Twelfth seed Novak Djokovic is into his first Wimbledon semi-final since 2015 thanks to a 6-3 3-6 6-2 6-2 victory over Kei Nishikori.
Jul 11, 15:59
Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action during the Wimbledon fourth-round match against Russia's Karen Khachanov July 9, 2018... on the grass
Result: Novak Djokovic sails through to last eight of Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic beats Karen Khachanov 6-4 6-2 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon, where he will face Kei Nishikori.
Jul 9, 21:13
Rafael Nadal in action at the French Open on June 8, 2018
Can Simona Halep, Rafael Nadal be stopped at French Open?
Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep are clear favourites to win the French Open this week, but both Sloane Stephens and Dominic Thiem have genuine hope of causing a surprise.
May 8, 19:27
Novak Djokovic pictured on June 2, 2017
Result: Novak Djokovic beats Kei Nishikori in Madrid Masters first round
Former world number one Novak Djokovic records a straight-sets win over Kei Nishikori in the first round of the Madrid Masters.
May 7, 17:44
Rafael Nadal in action during the first round of the US Open on August 29, 2017
Rafael Nadal could be fit for ATP World Tour Finals
Rafael Nadal's doctor talks up the possibility of the world number one being fit in time to feature in the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London.
Nov 4, 21:17
Kei Nishikori in action against Andy Murray at the French Open on June 7, 2017
Kei Nishikori to miss rest of season through injury
Kei Nishikori is to miss the remainder of the tennis season after injuring his wrist.
Aug 16, 22:35
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Andy Murray: 'I'm proud of French Open campaign'
World number one Andy Murray says that he is "proud" of how he managed to reach the French Open semi-finals before losing in five sets to Stanislas Wawrinka.
Jun 9, 18:40
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Kellogg's launch legal action against Thanasi Kokkinakis
Australian tennis player Thanasi Kokkinakis faces legal action from Kellogg's over the the use of his 'Special K' nickname.
Jun 9, 13:49
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Result: Andy Murray sees off Kei Nishikori at French Open
World number one Andy Murray beats Kei Nishikori in four sets to reach the French Open semi-finals.
Jun 7, 18:06
Andy Murray in action at the US Open on August 30, 2016
Result: Andy Murray reaches French Open quarter-finals
Andy Murray books his spot in the quarter-finals of the 2017 French Open after recording a 6-3 6-4 6-4 victory over Russian Karen Khachanov.
Jun 5, 16:26
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Andy Murray to face Andrey Kuznetsov at French Open
Top seed Andy Murray will face world number 85 Andrey Kuznetsov in the first round of the French Open at Roland Garros.
May 26, 13:46
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Result: Novak Djokovic maintains impressive run at Italian Open
World number two Novak Djokovic beats Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4 6-4 in the last 16 of the Italian Open.
May 18, 17:12
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Result: Juan Martin del Potro holds off Kyle Edmund at Italian Open
British number two Kyle Edmund bows out of the Italian Open at the second-round stage after losing to Juan Martin del Potro.
May 17, 14:57
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Result: Rafael Nadal sets up Novak Djokovic semi-final at Madrid Open
Rafael Nadal beats David Goffin 7-6(3) 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open to set up a meeting with Novak Djokovic in the Spanish capital.
May 12, 17:26
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Result: Novak Djokovic through to Madrid Open semi-final after Kei Nishikori withdrawal
A recurrence of a wrist injury forces Kei Nishikori to withdraw, meaning that defending champion Novak Djokovic is through to the semi-finals of the Madrid Open.
May 12, 11:12
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Andy Murray to face wildcard at Madrid Masters
World number one Andy Murray will face a wildcard in his opening match at the Madrid Masters.
May 6, 09:53
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Result: Rafael Nadal beats Jack Sock to reach semi-finals of Miami Open
Rafael Nadal earns a straight-sets win over Jack Sock to seal a spot in the semi-finals of the Miami Open.
Mar 30, 09:11
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Result: Fabio Fognini stuns Kei Nishikori to book place in last four of Miami Open
World number 40 Fabio Fognini is into the semi-finals of the Miami Open thanks to a 6-4 6-2 win over Kei Nishikori, who was carrying an injury problem.
Mar 29, 22:19

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Tuesday's key events


TRIATHLON
· Team GB trio Vicky Holland, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jess Learmonth all have realistic medal hopes in the women's event (10.30pm-1am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· After an impressive opening day, Great Britain play their final group game against a Fiji side level with them at the top of the pool, but also yet to hit their brilliant best (1.30am)

TAEKWONDO
· After disappointment for friend and housemate Jade Jones, Bianca Walkden will go for gold in the women's +67kg category (2am-2.30pm)
· Mahama Cho is another medal contender for Team GB in the men's +80kg class (2am-2.30pm)

SWIMMING
· Team GB's Duncan Scott has the chance to claim his first individual Olympic medal in the men's 200m freestyle final. Teammate Tom Dean is also involved. (2.43am)
· Kathleen Dawson is the Team GB representative in the women's 100m backstroke final (2.51am)

DIVING
· Eden Cheng and Lois Toulson will look to emulate Tom Daley and Matty Lee's success in the women's 10m synchro final (7am-8am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Three-time Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin is part of a Team GB team going for gold in the dressage team Grand Prix final (9.30am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Superstar Simone Biles leads the United States side in the women's team final (11.45am-2.10pm)

FOOTBALL
· Team GB's women's team play their final group game, taking on Canada with qualification for the knockout rounds already secured (12pm)

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