- Age: 24 (29.12.1989)
- Birthplace: Shimane, Japan
- Residence: Bradenton, Florida, USA
- Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
- Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2007
- Coach: Dante Bottini & Michael Chang
- Website: http://www.keinishikori.com
As of 22.09.2014
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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.
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…
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...
The Japanese star started the season by reaching the Brisbane SFs (l. to Hewitt in three sets)…Reached the Australian Open 4R for the third year in a row (in 2012 reached QFs), falling to World No. 1 Nadal in three sets…
Won three points for Japan in 4-1 win over Canada in Davis Cup World Group 1R, beating Polansky and Dancevic in singles...On 16 February, became the first back-to-back winner at Memphis since Haas in 2006-07, as he registered his first win over Karlovic in three meetings…Now 4-2 in ATP World Tour finals…
On 20 February, he retired at 24 in first set versus Gabashvili in Delray Beach 2R…
Saved four match points versus Ferrer in 76(9) third set tie-break win in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami 4R; beat No. 5 Federer in three-set QFs win prior to withdrawing on 28 March ahead of SFs versus Djokovic with left groin injury...
On 27 April, became the first Japanese player in the Open Era to win a clay-court title at Barcelona (d. Giraldo)…On 28 April, rose five spots to No. 12 in the Emirates ATP Rankings…His title marked the first by a non-Spaniard at Barcelona in 12 years, since Gaudio in 2002…
On 11 May, contested his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final at Madrid…Retired with a lower back injury at 03 in deciding set versus Nadal, ending his run of 14 straight wins…He had guaranteed his spot in the Top 10 on 9 May, by beating Lopez in the QFs…On 12 May, became the first Japanese man to break into the Top 10 of the Emirates ATP Rankings at No. 9…He is the first Asian to rank in the Top 10 since Srichaphan on 29 March 2004…Subsequently withdrew from ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome with lower back injury…
Fell in Roland Garros 1R (l. to Klizan)...Fell in Halle SFs (l. to Federer)...Reached his first ATP World Tour SF on grass at Halle (l. to Federer)…Reaches Wimbledon 4R for first time in six visits, losing to Roanic in four sets...
On 4 August, withdrew from ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Toronto due to a right toe injury...
On 8 September, became the first Asian male to contest a Grand Slam championship final at the US Open (l. to Cilic)… Beat three Top 10 players en route to the final – Raonic in 4R, Wawrinka in QFs and Djokovic in SFs; his win over Raonic ended at 2:26 a.m. – tied for the latest finish in tournament history…On 8 September, returned to the Top 10 of the Emirates ATP Rankings, climbing three positions to No. 8…
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