Some Lesser Known Facts About Kei Nishikori
- Does Kei Nishikori smoke: No
- Does Kei Nishikori drink alcohol: Yes
- In 2001, Kei Nishikori was the winner of the All Japan Tennis championship for kids.
- On March 25, 2009, Kei Nishikori was chosen as the “2008 ATP Newcomer of the year.” He became the first Asian to achieve this award.
- Kei Nishikori is the first Asian man to make a Grand Slam Final.
- Kei Nishikori broke into the the Top 100 ATP rankings in 2008, at the age of 18. He became the first Asian to achieve such feat.
- At the 2014 edition of US Open, Nishikori defeated the World No.1, Novak Djokovic in the semi finals and thus became the only younger player to have defeated Djokovic in a Grand Slam.
- Nishikori has his own iPhone application.
- A former ‘Sony’ company executive, Masaaki Morita, funded his early training.