オリンピック&メダル

大会 結果 競技 種目
リオデジャネイロ 2016
大会 結果 競技 種目
リオデジャネイロ 2016
#3
Tennis Singles
ロンドン 2012
大会 結果 競技 種目
ロンドン 2012
#=5 Tennis Singles
#=17 Tennis Doubles
北京 2008
大会 結果 競技 種目
北京 2008
#=33 Tennis Singles

Kei NISHIKORI

日本
テニス
My goal is not to set new records in Asia, my goal is to be one of the best players in the world."
身長
178cm / 5'10''
体重
70kg / 154ポンド
生年月日
1989年 12月 29日 Matsue, Japan
性別

メダル獲得数

1 オリンピックメダル

オリンピック競技大会

3 オリンピック競技大会

Kei NISHIKORI 略歴

Nishikori is Japan’s finest ever tennis player. The only man from his country ever to break into the top five of the world rankings, he is still regularly ranked within the top 15, and has won 12 ATP World Tour titles.

His greatest moment was probably making it to the final of the 2014 US Open. On his route to the endgame, he defeated world no.1 ranked Novak Djokovic, to become the first Asian man ever to make it to a Grand Slam tournament final. Alas, having done the hard part, he was defeated by Marin Cilic in the final. It’s the closest he’s come to real glory.

At Rio 2016, however, Nishikori once again demonstrated his prowess, and ability to beat the big names. The Japanese right hander lost to Andy Murray in the semi finals, but defeated Rafael Nadal 2-1 in the third place match, securing the bronze medal, and becoming the first Japanese man to win a tennis medal for 96 years. Could he go one better and take a gold medal at Tokyo 2020? It would certainly send the home fans wild.

Nishikori is driven by a lifelong quest to improve his game. He moved to Bradenton, Florida at the age of 14 to get the best coaching available, and has since been coached by Brad Gilbert and Michael Chang.

He is coming into some form, too. At the start of last season, he won the Brisbane International – his first tournament win since 2016. He was defeated in the quarter finals of the French Open by Rafa Nadal, and the quarter final of Wimbledon by Roger Federer.

Nishikori is largely a baseline player, with extremely consistent and fast shots on both his forehand and backhand: many rate his two handed backhand as the best on the tour. He is renowned for his return of serve, and his ability to play defensively and grind his opponents down. A supremely fit player, he relishes five-set matches: has the highest percentage of deciding set wins in the open era.

It could all serve him well in Tokyo. The ambition to win in his homeland can’t be questioned.

ADV here!!!

最新ニュース

特集

ADV here!!!

リプレイ

アスリート