Kei Nishikori Withdraws From Yet Another Tournament And Puts US Open In Doubt

Kei Nishikori Withdraws From Yet Another Tournament And Puts US Open In Doubt

by Sebastian Dahlman

Kei Nishikori recently made his comeback to tennis and played really well, winning an ATP Challenger event in Puerto Rico.

The Japanese player missed two years with a hip injury that required surgery and had a very complicated recovery. There were setbacks along the way as he postponed his return multiple times admitting to even thinking about retirement.

It was only natural as he endured a lot of injury heartbreak in his career but his body betraying him a couple of times was almost too much. He stuck in there and kept working with his return ending up being film-like with a trophy.

He then made his way back to the ATP Tour, playing at the Atlanta Open and winning his first ATP match since October of 2021. Everything looked really good, but it couldn't last long. The Japanese player withdrew last minute from the Citi Open in Washington due to injury concerns and things only got worse when he withdrew from the Canadian Open as well.

A knee injury is the issue this time around and it seems like it's not a minor one. Nishikori announced on social media platform X that he's going to miss the Stanford Challenger which was supposed to happen in the upcoming week.

That's not very good news ahead of the US Open for the Japanese player. Knee injuries take their time and there is a decent chance that he won't be able to play at the US Open considering how quickly it's approaching. A very unfortunate development for him just as things started to turn around as well.

Unfortunately will not be able to play the Stanford Challenger next week. My knee is not 100% healed yet. I want to thank the tournament for the offer and I will continue to work hard to get back on tour.

Nishikori announces withdrawal on X


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