- Age: 25 (29.12.1989)
- Birthplace: Shimane, Japan
- Residence: Bradenton, Florida, USA
- Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
- Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2007
- Coach: Dante Bottini & Michael Chang
- Website: http://www.keinishikori.com
As of 19.01.2015
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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, who was coach in 2011...Captured Roland Garros junior doubles title in 2006 and ranked as high as No. 7 in singles that year...Favourite surfaces are hard and clay courts and considers best shot his forehand...Named 2008 ATP Newcomer of Year...Sponsored by Nissin...In 2011, played Chang in Tokyo to raise money for earthquake relief...Trains at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy.
2014 -- The Japanese No. 1 ended season as highest-ranked Asian in ATP World Tour history, finishing at a year-end best No. 5 after registering a career-high 54 wins. Year highlighted by 4 titles and maiden Grand Slam and ATP Masters 1000 final appearances...Won 4th and 5th career titles in Memphis in February (d. Karlovic) and Barcelona in April (d. Giraldo) - his 1st on clay...At ATP Masters 1000 level, compiled a 13-4 record, with runner-up in Madrid (d. No. 9 Raonic, No. 5 Ferrer, ret. at 6-2, 4-6, 0-3 vs. Nadal in F with lower back injury, ending run of 14 straight wins). Afterwards, became 1st Japanese man to break Top 10 at No. 9 and 1st Asian since Paradorn Srichaphan on Mar. 29, 2004. Also reached SFs in both Miami – defeated No. 4 Ferrer (saved 4 MPs) and No. 5 Federer before withdrawing ahead of SF vs. Djokovic with left groin injury – and Paris (d. No. 6 Ferrer in QF, l. to Djokovic)...Became 1st Asian male to contest a Grand Slam final at US Open, beating 3 Top 10 players – No. 6 Raonic (match ended at 2:26 a.m. – tied for latest finish in tournament history), No. 4 Wawrinka and No. 1 Djokovic – before falling to Cilic.
Advanced to 4R at Australian Open (l. to Nadal) and Wimbledon (l. to Raonic) and fell in 1R at Roland Garros (l. to Klizan)...On Asian swing, won back-to-back crowns in Kuala Lumpur (d. Benneteau) and Tokyo (d. Raonic), bringing career haul to 7 titles...Qualified for Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, becoming 1st Asian singles player to do so (went 2-1 in RR play, l. to Djokovic in SF)...In Davis Cup play, led country to World Group QF for 1st time with 4-1 defeat of Canada. Lost to Czech Republic in QF...Compiled records of 39-10 on hard, 10-2 on clay and 5-2 on grass. Went a career-best 11-7 vs. Top 10 opponents (previously 9 wins from 2008-13) and earned a personal-high $4,439,218...
2013 -- The top Asian finished in Top 20 for 2nd year in a row, highlighted by his 3rd career ATP title in Memphis (d. No. 12 Cilic in QF, F. Lopez in F) in February, 2nd at an ATP 500 level (also ‘12 Tokyo). Did not drop a set all week…Reached a career-high ranking of No. 11 on June 17…In Grand Slam play, had 8-4 record and became 1st Japanese player to reach 4R at Roland Garros since 1938 (l. to Nadal). Also reach 4R at Australian Open (l. to Ferrer) and 3R at Wimbledon (l. to Seppi). Lost in 1R at US Open (l. to D. Evans)…Best ATP Masters 1000 result was 2nd career QF at Madrid (d. No. 2 Federer in 3R, l. to Andujar)…Retired with a left knee injury in Brisbane SF (vs. Murray)…Compiled records of 26-13 on hard, 8-4 on clay and 2-2 on grass and went 2-7 vs. Top 10 opponents. Surpassed $1 million for 2nd year in a row…2012 -- The top Asian player from Japan finished a year-end best No. 19, highlighted by 2nd career ATP World Tour title on home soil in Tokyo (d. Raonic). Became 1st Japanese winner in tournament history (since 1972) and 1st Asian in year-end Top 20 since Thai Paradorn Srichaphan was No. 11 in 2003...Also made SF in Kuala Lumpur (l. to eventual champ Monaco after holding MP) and QF in 6 other events - 2 on hard courts (Australian Open, Atlanta), 2 on clay (Buenos Aires, Barcelona) and 2 on grass (Newport, London Olympics)...In Grand Slam play, reached career-best QF at Australian Open (l. to Murray) and 3R at Wimbledon (l. to del Potro) and US Open (l. to Cilic)...Withdrew from Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros due to abdominal injury. Compiled records of 23-11 on hard, 7-4 on clay and 7-3 on grass. Went 3-5 vs. Top 10 opponents with wins over No. 6 Tsonga (Aust. Open), No. 5 Ferrer (Olympics) and No. 6 Berdych (Tokyo). Earned a career-high $1,044,847...
2011 - The top Asian player from Japan compiled best results of his career, finishing No. 25…Came into season with 26 career tour level matches between 2007-10 before winning 36 during 2011 campaign...Reached 2 ATP World Tour finals, in Houston (l. to Sweeting) in April, and Basel (l. to Federer) in November…En route to Swiss final, posted Top 10 wins over No. 7 Berdych in 1R and No. 1 Djokovic in SF and afterwards moved to No. 25…Also reached 1st ATP Masters 1000 SF at Shanghai on Oct. 15 (d. No. 9 Tsonga in 2R, l. to Murray)...After Shanghai, reached No. 30 on Oct. 17, becoming highest-ranked Japanese man in ATP World Tour Rankings history (since 1973), which was held by Shuzo Matsuoka, who reached No. 46 on July 6, 1992…Then moved to No. 25 after Basel...In late September, reached his 4th SF (or better) in Kuala Lumpur, losing to eventual champion Tipsarevic for 5th time this year…Also reached SF in Delray Beach and Eastbourne (l. to Tipsarevic both times)...Went 3-5 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled marks of 26-14 on hard, 7-5 on clay and 3-3 on grass while earning a career-high $776,621...
2010 -- The top player from Japan returned to Top 100 by climbing 322 ranking positions from previous season… Underwent right elbow surgery in August ‘09 and did not return full-time until April (although he played one tournament in February)…Was unranked on April 12 for his first Challenger tournament at Tallahassee and reached QF…In Challengers, was 27-4 with four titles…Went 3-9 in tour level play with all three wins coming in Grand Slams… Won back-to-back titles in Savannah and Sarasota…Afterwards, went from No. 649 to No. 244…Made Roland Garros debut by defeating Giraldo in five sets (l. to No. 3 Djokovic)…Qualified at US Open and beat Korolev then Cilic in 4:59 marathon before retiring with a groin injury to Montanes in second set of 3rd RD…In November, closed season with title in Knoxville without dropping a set (d. Kendrick).
2009 -- The young Japanese native played in first three months of season before a right elbow injury sidelined him for remainder of year…Underwent surgery in late August and got back to training in December…Will carry a protected ranking of No. 106 in 2010…His best result came in opening week of campaign in Brisbane (d. Reynolds, Berdych, l. to Mathieu)…Did not win back-to-back matches rest of way…Played his final tournament at BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, losing to Ljubicic.
2008 -- The Japanese teenager won his first ATP title and moved up over 200 ranking spots to finish as youngest player in year-end Top 100...Became first Japanese player to finish in Top 100 since Shuzuo Matsuoka was No. 57 in 1995...Opened year on Challenger circuit with SF effort at Miami...Qualified into sixth career ATP event in Delray Beach and defeated four straight Americans û Delic, Reynolds, Querrey and No. 12/top seed Blake û to become first Japanese titlist since Matsuoka in Seoul in April 1992...Saved four match points against Querrey in SF...Afterwards, jumped from No. 244 to No. 131 in South African Airways ATP Rankings...At 18 years, 1 month, 19 days old, also youngest player to win an ATP title since Lleyton Hewitt (16 years, 10 months, 18 days) in Adelaide on Jan. 11, 1998...Made AMS debut as qualifier at Indian Wells (l. to Cilic)...In April, won clay court Challenger title at Bermuda (d. Troicki)...Broke into Top 100 at No. 99 on April 28...Returned to ATP action on grass at Queen's Club and reached 3rd RD (l. to Nadal)...Made Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon and retired in 1st RD match vs. Gicquel due to stomach muscle injury...Fell in 1st RD on Olympic Games debut (l. to Schuettler)...At US Open, defeated Monaco, Karanusic, and No. 4 Ferrer in five sets for first Top 10 win to reach 4th RD (l. to del Potro)...Afterwards, jumped 45 spots to No. 81...In final two tournaments, reached 3rd RD in Tokyo (l. to Gasquet) and SF in Stockholm (l. to Soderling)...In doubles, won Izmir Challenger title (w/Levine)... Earned a career-high $303,269.
2007 -- Reached final at U.S. Futures #8 in Little Rock, Ark. (l. to Young) and in next tournament at Carson (Calif.) Challenger, reached final (l. to Bogomolov)...In his second ATP outing in Indianapolis, reached QF with wins over Falla and Berrer (l. to eventual champ Tursunov)...Following week, lost in 2nd RD at Washington (d. Gabashvili, l. to Benneteau)...Finished with 3-5 record in ATP tournaments.
2006 -- At age 16, captured title at Mexico Futures #18 and ealier in season while unranked, reached SF at Mexico Futures #4 in Cancun...Also SF at U.S. Futures #24 in California...Made Challenger debut in Guayaquil, Ecuador and reached 2nd RD...
Reached Brisbane SFs (l. to Raonic in 3 TB sets), his third straight last four loss at the event...Reached first ATP World Tour doubles final (w/Dolgopolov)...
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