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Kei Nishikori

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Date of Birth: 1989 , December-29
Birth Nation: Japan
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch

Quick Timeline of Kei Nishikori

1989 Born on 1989
2001 First victory in 2001
2014 First Asian to reach grand slam
2006 In a top ranked ATP Singles ranking
2012 Major Quarterfinal and second ATP title
2016 Most commercially viable players on the tennis
2014 In affair with Honami Tsuboi

Detail Timeline of Kei Nishikori

December 29 , 1989

Born on 1989

Kei Nishikori was born on December 29, 1989, in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture Japan. He completed his high school from   Aomori Yamada High School and joined the IMG Academy at Florida in 2004. Today he is known as a professional tennis player in the international arena.

 

2001

First victory in 2001

 

 Kei’s first victory was winning the All Japan Tennis Championships for kids in 2001. In 2004, Kei won the title at the Riad 21 Tournament in Rabat, Morocco. After then he participated in numbers of a tournament and won the title.

2014

First Asian to reach grand slam

This Japanese energetic player defeated world No. 1 Novak Djiokovic in his Us Open semi Final match and became the first Asian man to reach a Grand Slam single final. This had spared off wild celebrations in his home country.

2006

In a top ranked ATP Singles ranking

Kei Nishikori is the only male Japnese tennis player to be ranked inside the top 10 in ATP Singles Ranking. He was qualified for his first ATP main draw event at the  Countrywide Classic in Los Angles at the age of 17.

2012

Major Quarterfinal and second ATP title

At the 2012 Australian Open, Nishikori reached to the quarterfinal defeating Jo-Wilfried. He was the first Japnese male player to reach the Quarterfinals of the Australian Open in 80 years. On same year he was rank to NO.16 from No.22 in the ATP ranking after winning the U.S.Natioanl Indoor Championships.

2016

Most commercially viable players on the tennis

Nishikori is the fifth highest paid men’s tennis players in the world behind the big four of Djokovic, Nadal, Federer and Andy Murray. His endorsement deals include Adidas AG,  Tag Airlines, and Nissin cup noddles. 

2014

In affair with Honami Tsuboi

Currently, Nishikori is in a relationship with Honami Tsuboi, former Japanese gymnast, but not married. Before he used to date Chinese table tennis player Ai Fukuhara. He ended off his relationship with Ai Fukuhara in 2012 and in started dating Honami since 2014.

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28  years old Nishikori started playing tennis since his early five and by today he has won a number of titles and Grand slam. Nishikori participated in  Australian Open, Frech Open, Wimbledon and US Open grand slam including different others competition. His relationship is closely followed by fans and media. He used to date Chinese table tennis player Ai Fukuhara prior to dating his current girlfriend is Honami Tsuboi, a former Japnese gymnast. The famous Asian Tennis star is not married yet.

 A major part of this rising star 's earning is from Grand Slam, prize money from different competition and lucrative endorsement deals. He holds a huge record of earning U.S $ 11 million in a single year last year in 2016. This landed him in the rank of 10th top earning tennis players. His current net worth is estimated to be around U.S $ 27.3 million.