JAPAN: Japan’s Nishikori Returning to ATP… the Smart Way

JACQUELINE DILANCHYAN WRITES – Japan’s Kei Nishikori made a highly anticipated return to professional tennis this January, but it wasn’t the expected Australian Open, this season’s first Grand Slam, where he made his awaited comeback. Instead, Nishikori made his comeback at the ATP Challenger Tour Event in Newport Beach, which was held from January 20 through January 28. This Challenger was part of the Oracle Challenger Series, which also includes another Challenger tournament that Nishikori will be competing in towards the end of February. Nishikori hasn’t played since August 9, when he failed to defeat Gael Monfils at the...

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