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What's been happening in Tennis during the last few days?
Kei Nishikori has been out since the latest US Open with a right elbow injury, a problem he hopes to have fixed with the surgery he underwent.
His latest match was against NextGen superstar Alex De Minaur at Flushing Meadows in the 3rd round. He closed the season with a record of 29 wins and 14 losses, with his only title coming in Brisbane International right at the start of the year. Even though he only won a trophy this season, he still maintained a good level in the Slams, reaching the quarter-finals at the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon.
One of the main concerns throughout Nishikori’s career has been his health. The player just can’t complete a full season without any type of injuries, and that could be one of the reasons that’s setting him back of a Grand Slam win. He will look to start 2019/2020 without any kind of limitation in order to climb the rankings while at the same time giving his all in the major tournaments of the year. To help him, he added Max Mirnyi to his coaching staff, a recently retired player from the Tour. There have been some criticism about this hiring due to the fact that Max’s playstyle is very similar to Kei, which poses the question. Wasn’t it better if the Japanese tried to improve in another aspects? Maybe finishing the points quicker, advancing to the net, similar to Roger or even Nadal at this time of his career.
He’s set to comeback for the ATP Cup to represent Japan, an event that will take place between 3 to 12 of January.
Kei Nishikori announces, via his App, that Max Mirnyi will join his coaching team in 2020 alongside Michael Chang.— Ravi Ubha (@raviubha) November 30, 2019
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