Kei Nishikori: I will have new tactics to try when I meet Novak Djokovic next time


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Kei Nishikori: I will have new tactics to try when I meet Novak Djokovic next time

12-time ATP champion Kei Nishikori says his elbow has fully healed and he will be ready to return to action whenever tennis returns. The 30-year-old underwent an elbow surgery toward the end of last year's October and his goal was to be ready for the beginning of this season.

Unfortunately for the Japanese, his recovery took longer than expected and he missed all of action prior to the Tour suspension.

Nishikori, a former world No. 4, says he has analyzed some of his past matches against Novak Djokovic and he will some new tactic to implent when he meets the world No.

1 next time. 17-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic leads the head-to-head against Nishikori 16-2. "I've reviewed and re-evaluated my matches from a different point of view. Djokovic is a clutch player, he rarely makes mistakes, but now I have some tactics (against him) to try in my head," Nishikori said.

Nishikori will turn 31 in December and he knows the time is running out for him to win a Grand Slam. "For me at the age of 30, I don't have much time left, my remaining time is limited, but all I can do is accept that, so I'm not worried about that too much," Nishikori said.

"I just try to get ready (for the Tour resumption). Every single day means a lot for me, time goes by, but each day adds up (to make a difference). It's important to make each day count especially under such circumstances."