Kei Nishikori pronounced Sunday he will skip subsequent year’s Australian Open as he is “still not 100 percent” prepared or healthy to contest with a world’s best following a right bend medicine he underwent in October.
Nishikori, who final played on Aug. 31 in a U.S. Open third round, pronounced in late Nov he was targeting a lapse for a ATP Cup, a group eventuality in that players paint their nations, from Jan. 3. He afterwards designed to play during a Australian Open, a year’s initial Grand Slam, from Jan. 20.
“Unfortunately, we have to lift out of a ATP Cup and a Aussie Open,” Nishikori, who incited 30 on Sunday, wrote on his central app. “Today, together with my team, we have done this decision.”
Nishikori in Nov combined former universe No. 1 doubles actor Max Mirnyi of Belarus to his coaching staff, with former French Open champ Michael Chang staying on to yield support in large tournaments.
“This preference was not taken easily as Australia is one of my favorite places to compete. Together with my team, we will keep operative tough to be behind on a justice as shortly as possible. Thanks for all a support,” he said.