Kei Nishikori Bio, News and Gossip

  • Kei Nishikori Biography: 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...Captured Roland Garros junior doubles title in 2006 and ranked as high as No. 7 in singles that year...Favorite surfaces are hard and clay courts and considers best shot his forehand...Named 2008 ATP Newcomer of Year...Sponsored by Nissin, Sony and Wowow...Trains at academy under guidance of Nick Bollettieri and travels with coach Dante Bottini and Brad Gilbert. Official Facebook profile - www.facebook.com/keinishikori

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