Kei Nishikori has been a massive boost for tennis in Japan and Asia. He recently underwent an arthroscopic left hip surgery which will keep him out of the circuit for six months but he has promised to come back stronger for the tour games. He is the only second male Japanese player to be ranked in top five for his country after Jiro Sato and the first and only one to do so in the Open Era. He reached his career-high ranking of World No.4 in March 2015. The Japanese stalwart has won 12 singles titles but still remains bereft of a major championship success.
His best-ever result at the majors came at the US Open in 2014 when he reached the summit clash. It also made him the first Asian player to reach the final of a Grand Slams event. Nishikori has, however, reached the quarter-finals of Australian Open four times, French Open thrice and Wimbledon twice. He also brought the first Olympic medal in the form of a bronze for Japan in 96 years after defeating Spanish ace Rafael Nadal in Rio 2016.
The Japanese-ace has a net worth of USD 32.1m and was ranked 40th in the world’s highest paid athletes earning in 2020. It includes his career-prize money of $24,020,635 that he has earned from tour and major championships. He has an estimated worth of USD 24 million.
It includes reaching the quarter-finals of Grand Slam events nine times and final once besides an Olympic medal, 12 singles titles and his participation in the doubles. He has also reached the semi-finals twice at the season-ending ATP Finals. His wealth has been largely looked after by his agent Olivier van Lindonk and IMG agency.
Kei Nishikori is the brightest Japanese talent that has stepped foot on the Tennis court. His success has been phenomenal and it will only rise in the coming years. Here is the breakup of his prize money over the years.
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Nishikori has been associated with his sponsors like Asahi Group Holdings, Jaccs, Jaguar, Japan Airlines, Nike, Nippon Telegraph & Tel, Nissin Foods Holdings, Uber, Uniqlo, Wilson Sporting Goods.
Interestingly, fans can also choose to drive a Kei Jaguar edition; eat Nissin Nishikori noodles; fly on a JAL Kei-branded plane; or drink Nishikori’s alcohol-free beer from Asahi, to get closer to their superstar.