The ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament received great news today from the Land of the Rising Sun: Kei Nishikori is coming to Rotterdam in March. The 31-year-old Japanese player, number four in the world in 2015, participates in Rotterdam Ahoy for the second time. On his debut in 2019, he reached the semi-finals.
Tournament director Richard Krajicek: "These are the messages you hope for. Nishikori is not only a fantastic player, but also a very lovable person. I look back on his first participation in 2019 with great pleasure, when it became clear how incredibly popular he is. ”
Kei Nishikori will be chasing his 13th ATP Tour title during the 48th ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. From 2008 (Delray Beach) to 2019 (Brisbane) he won twelve tournaments. He won five of the twelve titles on indoor hard court, also the surface in Rotterdam Ahoy. He knew his breakthrough with the general public in 2014 when he reached the final of the US Open. Along with his other successes that year, it put him in the fourth position on the ATP Rankings.
Nishikori in Rotterdam
Kei Nishikori reached the semi-finals in 2019 by victories over Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Ernests Gulbis and Marton Fucsovics. In the semi-finals Stan Wawrinka proved stronger after three sets.
Kei Nishikori is, after Daniil Medvedev and Jannik Sinner, the third player to be announced for the 48th ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament.
The entry deadline, the last moment players can register, is February 1st this year. The 23 best ranked players entered at that moment will be admitted to the main tournament. The draw is completed with:
- three wild cards (players selected by the organization)
- four players from the qualifying tournament (to be played on February 27 and 28)
- a special exempt (player who makes it to the finals weekend in the previous week and cannot play qualifying)
- The last place is for a so-called A + wildcard (a top player who wants to enter last minute) or for the highest placed player who was not immediately admitted
The ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament will be held this year from 1 to 7 March in Rotterdam Ahoy.
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