Kei Nishikori is the first Japanese tennis player who has made it to the top five singles and is currently on the 7th place at the ATP list. In 2015 he was even placed 4th on the ATP list. If you are interested in seeing some exciting facts about this male tennis player, as well as to see what is his net worth this year, take a further read into our article.
Kei Nishikori was born on December 29, 1989, and his zodiac sign is Capricorn. He was born in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, which is located in Japan. Kei Nishikori’s father is named Kiyoshi Nishikori, and he is an engineer, and Kei’s mother, Eri Nishikori is a music teacher. Eri and Kiyoshi have another child called Renia. Kei’s father was the one who brought a piece of tennis at Kei’s life when he bought him a tennis racket and gave him as a gift when he was just a boy. At the moment, Kei is residing in Bradenton, Florida, which is located in the United States of America. Kei finished Aomori-Yamada High school, and after he went to live in Bradenton in Florida, he attended IMG Academy. That was in 2004, and the whole Nishikori family moved to the United States.
When Kei was just five years old, he showed interest in tennis, and his first match was at that time. However, it took him years until he could go for some more professional matches, and at the age 14, he won the 2004 Riad 21 Tournament which took place in Rabat, Morocco. In 2006 he ended up in semifinals during the 2006 Junior French Open, and in 2007 he won Luxilon Cup when he defeated Michael McClune at the tournament. That Luxilon Cup tournament took place during the 2007 Sony Ericsson Open.
As we said, it took Kei Nishikori years until he went for some more serious and professional matches. In 2007 his career took flight, as he got qualified for the ATP main draw which happened in the Countrywide Classic in Los Angeles. Los Angeles is located in the United States of America, or more accurately, California.
In 2008, Kei won the tile of ATP Newcomer of the Year. His first significant match and tournament happened in 2012, when Kei ended up competing in the Australian Open in the quarterfinals, and later at semifinal at Brisbane International. He won his third title after he beat Ivo Karlovic in the final of the U.S. National Indoor Championship. He was worldwide recognized when he defeated Roger Federer at the 2014 Madrid Masters, and he got to the finals, where he faced Rafael Nadal. However, Kei Nishikori had a back injury and had to retire from the tournament, leaving Rafael Nadal as the wined of 2014 Madrid Masters.
Kei Nishikori is currently the first male Japanese player to have been ranked in the first ten places on the ATP Singles Rankings. In 2016 he got his revenge on Rafael Nadal when Kei won 2016 bronze medal at the Summer Olympics which took place in Rio de Janeiro, located in Brazil. It was very impressive at the time, as everyone put their money on Nadal winning the tournament, and to everyone’s surprise, Kei beat him and ended up going home with the bronze medal.
There were some rumors a while back that Kei Nishikori and AkoMizuki were dating. They have known each other since 2015, but neither the tennis player nor the model confirmed the rumors. More recently, stories about HonamiTsuboi and Kei Nishikori reached the surface, and some believe that the two are actually in a relationship. HonamiTsuboi is a yoga teacher who represented Japan during the 2008 Summer Olympics which took place in Beijing. She was a gymnast at the time, and after she decided to end her gymnast career in 2010, she dedicated her life to being a yoga instructor. The reason why everyone believes that HonamiTsuboi and Kei Nishikori are dating is that Tsuboi is often seen cheering in the audience during Nishikori’s tennis tournaments and events.
Kei Nishikori Measurement and Net Worth 2019
Kei Nishikori is 5 feet 11 inches tall, and he is weighing 77kg. His current net worth in 2019 is around $9 million, and his wealth comes from various victorious tournaments and many endorsements, like his deal with Asahi, NTT, Nissin, Nike, Jaguar, Japan Airlines and many other.