Kei Nishikori secretly married his longtime girlfriend Mai Yamauchi on December 11th in Tokyo. Nishikori and Yamauchi have been together for at least five years.
Nishikori has tried to keep his relationship a secret to avoid the media frenzy that usually follows him in Japan. Even the wedding was a secret and the news of the marriage was disclosed by Nishikori himself.
Nishikori broke the news on his social media app. The couple had applied for a marriage license in Tokyo.
Nishikori missed most of the 2020 season due to injuries. He hopes to healthy in 2021 to compete at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. At the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Nishikori won the bronze medal in the men’s singles competition.
Mai Yamauchi is 29 years old and is a former model. She has appeared in the Kobe Collection and Tokyo Collection, and in several commercials. Her stage name was Mai Tachibana. She also goes by the name Ako Mizuki.