Kei Nishikori
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Kei Nishikori is a professional Japanese tennis player who is the only Japanese player to hold a position in the top 5 list rankings in singles. Born in Matsue, Shimane, Japan, his tennis career started at the age of 5, and he won all the Japan championships for kids in 2001. He also used to He also had an interest in football, golf, reading, and listening to music.

Here we prepare an article on that living legendary person. We will talk about Nishikori’s career, his age, net worth and salary, height, weight, nickname, wife, and the latest news. After reading the article, you will have a clear idea about the whole life of Nishikori.

Nishikori is a Japanese born tennis player with extraordinary perseverance was born on 29 December 1989. His parents had very different careers. His father, Kiyoshi, is an engineer, and his mother, Eri, is a piano teacher, but that didn’t stop them from encouraging their son to focus on tennis from a very early age. At the age of 14, Nishikori moved to Florida and joined Nick Bollettieri’s academy. He rose up the ranks rapidly after that. Rafael Nadal, a true legend in tennis history, predicted in the year 2008 that the then 19-year-old would one day break into the top 5.

His Career:

Nishikori started his tennis career in Japan at the age of 5. But he truly started to shine when in 2004, he won the Riad 21 Tournament title. But he didn’t stop there. In 2007 he won the Luxilon Cup in the Sony Ericsson Open 2007, and in 2008 he became the first Japanese player to win the ATP tournament after 16 years. It was like all the Japanese tennis dreams come true when did his debut at the US Open. It makes him the first Japanese player to reach the 16th round in US Open after 71 years.

In 2009 the ATP Newcomer of the year was awarded to him, but due to his injury to his right elbow, he couldn’t participate in most of the tournaments that year. He made his comeback by giving a fabulous performance in US Open Grand Slam in 2010. He reached the semifinals both in 2014 and 2016. but 2016 was an eventful year for his career as he won the bronze medal in Olympics by defeating Roger Federer, who was the No 1 player then and gained fame for taking the Olympic tennis medal to Japan after long 96 years. Michael Chang has coached him since 2014, and it certainly helps his attitude and mindset of regularly taking challenges for all the big titles – especially those on hardcourt.

He was affected twice by the COVID-19 virus, and as a result, he couldn’t participate in US Open 2020 due to this pandemic situation.

Achievements of Kei Nishikori:

  • He won 11 singles career titles.
  • 2006 he was ranked no 7 in the world.
  • 2015 he was ranked no 4.
  • In his career, he won 276 games totally.
  • In 2016 he was ranked no 6.


  • ATP Newcomer of the year.
  • JTA Outstanding player of the year.
  • Sportsman of the year.

Social Media:

  • INSTAGRAM: @keinishikori
  • TWITTER: @keinishikori
  • FACEBOOK: @keinishikori

Kei Nishikori Personal Details:

Full Name Kei Nishikori
Nickname Air K
Born 29 December 1989
Height 178 cm
Weight 75 kg
Age 32 years
Birthplace Matsue, Shimane, Japan
Religion N/A
Nationality Japanese
Net Worth 24 million dollar
Marital Status Married
Spouse Name Mai Yamauchi
Father Name Kiyoshi Nishikori
Mother name Eri Nishikori
Sister name Reina Nishikori
Coach Max Mirnyl


Kei Nishikori is 32 years old and was born on 29 December 1989 in Matsue, Shimane, Japan.

Kei Nishikori‘s Net Worth and Salary:

Kei Nishikori’s net worth is approximately 24 million dollars in 2023. He has earned all his assets and money from competing in the tournament and endorsements. In 2020, he was the sixth highest-paid tennis player globally, while he is currently in the 40th spot on the Forbes list of highest-paid athletes. His total earnings aggregate $32.1 million, which includes his career prize money of $24,020,635 from both singles and doubles tennis.


Nishikori’s height is 5 ft 10 in (178 cm), and he weighs a mere 75 kgs.


Kei Nishikori is currently married to a longtime girlfriend and former Japanese model, Mai Yamauchi. The two have had a romantic relationship since 2015. Before that, Kei Nishikori used to date Honami Tsuboi, a former rhythmic gymnast. Before he dated his ex-girlfriend, Honami Tsuboi, Kei Nishikori used to date a Chinese girl. The secret wedding event of Kei Nishikori and his girlfriend Mai Yamauchi was held on December 11th in Tokyo. Nishikori did this because he tried to keep his relationship a secret to avoid the media buzz. Mai Yamauchi is 29 years old and is a former model.  She has been seen in the Kobe Collection and Tokyo Collection, as well as in several commercials. Her stage name was Mai Tachibana. She also goes by the name Ako Mizuki.


His nickname is “Air K”. He got a name for his relatively short height of 178cm by professional tennis standards.


Abdullah Al Hasan writes about various players, especially about their Biography. He is a freelance content writer and a full-time blogger by profession. He also writes on Surprise Sports regularly.


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