Kei Nishikori

  • Date of birth: 29 December 1989
  • Birthplace: Shimane, Japan
  • Residence: Bradenton, Florida, USA
  • Height: 5'9'' (1.77 m)
  • Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed; two-handed backhand

Kei Nishikori was born 29th December 1989 in Shimane, Japan. He began playing tennis at the age of five and on 17th July 2007 he qualified for his first ATP main draw event at the Countrywide Classic in Los Angeles, California at the age of 17.

Nishikori won the 2004 title at the Riad 21 Tournament in Rabat, Morocco and was a quarterfinalist at the 2006 Junior French Open. He partnered with Emiliano Massa of Argentina to win the 2006 Junior French Open. Nishikori won the 2007 Luxilon Cup held at the 2007 Sony Ericsson Open by defeating Michael McClune.