Kei Nishikori welcomes his first child: Parenting is not an easy job

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Kei Nishikori welcomes his first child: Parenting is not an easy job

2014 US Open runner-up Kei Nishikori has revealed that he has become a father. Nishikori, 31, admitted he didn't know that parenting was such a tough job as he urged kids to be nice and grateful toward their parents. "I didn't realize (how tough it is to take care of a child), you don't get that in your childhood, so should be grateful to your parents.

Of course you sometimes feel like you don't like your parents, but try to be nice to them after a few days," Nishikori said, per Daily Online.

Nishikori added, per Sports Hochi: "Only after I became a parent I realize how tough it is to take care a child.

You should be grateful to your parents."

Nishikori's season came to an end on a disappointing way

Nishikori sustained a groin injury, that was caused by a his persistent back problem, per Nikkan Sports.

After the Indian Wells Masters, Nishikori was scheduled to play San Diego, Vienna, the Paris Masters and Stockholm but he was forced to skip all four events.

"Unfortunately, I have to pull out.of Stockholm next week. I back some weeks ago before San Diego and it has continued to bother me. It's been a long year, coming back from an injury and I look forward to the offseason.

Also, I look forward to having a strong preseason training to.mKe 2022 a great year. Thanks you for all the support," Nishikori announced last month. Recently, Rafael Nadal said a healthy Nishikori would be a regular Grand Slam semifinalist and a top-5 player.

"Kei is obviously a top player having been playing for a long time on the Tour. Unfortunately he has been hindered by repeated injuries. Without these injuries he can be definitely one of top five players and make semis at Slams regularly," Nadal told Number Web.

"Injury proneness kind of depends on luck, I think it applies to Kei. He is really professional, I'm sure he is working on everything to prevent injuries."