Kei Nishikori underwent hip surgery and will be out of action for 6 months. The injury-prone Japanese star underwent wrist surgery in 2017 and elbow surgery in 2019.
Nishikori shared a video on Twitter after his surgery.
Kei Nishikori is 32-years old and repeated injuries have taken a toll. Nishikori’s best results have come at the US Open. He reached the finals there in 2014 where he lost to Marin Cilic. He also reached the semifinals in 2016 and 2018. Though he has reached the quarterfinals at a grand slam 12 times, he has not been able to win a grand slam yet.
Nishikori is very popular in Japan. He lives in Florida to avoid the scrutiny he gets in his home country. He is one of the highest-paid tennis players in the world.