Japanese Tennis Star Kei Nishikori Eyes Olympic Glory at Rio

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Thursday, July 14th, 2016 | 0

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori has vowed to put his injury woes behind as he aims to make a mark at the prestigious Rio Olympic Games that begin next week.

The Japanese star has been battling a rib injury that first ruled him out of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle and then compelled his withdrawal from

Wimbledon. He, however, expects to get back in shape before the Rogers Cup in Toronto kicks-off from July 23.

“I’ll aim for gold and do whatever I can to win it,” The Japan Times quoted Nishikori, who made the quarter-finals at London 2012. “I’m getting better with each day. I plan to be up and running from Toronto.”

The 26-year-old further opened up on his ambition to be a part of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at home.

“I’m really looking forward to it since I’ll be at my peak as a tennis player,” envisaged Nishikori. “But, it’s still four years away so it’s kind of hard to say.”



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