Kei Nishikori: Hope I can play many more years like Djokovic, Nadal and Federer



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Kei Nishikori: Hope I can play many more years like Djokovic, Nadal and Federer

Japanese tennos star Kei Nishikori, 31, Kei Nishikori has acknowledged that he has a history of health issues but underlined that every time he gets injured he puts his focus on fully recovering from the injury. Nishikori, a former world No.

4, has had lots of problems with injuries throughout his career and some believe that prevented him from winning a Masters or a Grand Slam title. ''I had many injuries, I don't know why, maybe because I didn't take enough precaution, or maybe just because of my innate body.
Some players have great body, some like Delpo or Tommy Haas don't,'' Nishikori said, per Seiadoumogera/Twitter.

''When I get injured, I just try to look forward and do rehab. I had many injuries, not easy for sure, but I'm really happy to back on the court, get victory from a player like Felix, happy to back on the tour and compete again.

''When you are working hard in a gym and doing rehab, many good things are waiting. I just try to look forward all the time, yeah, not easy life.' '

Nishikori hopes to have a long career.

The Big Three group members -- Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer -- are all having long careers and they are still extremely successful.

Nishikori, who turned 31 in December, is hoping to play for a many more years on the Tour. ''I always think I have my best year ahead of me. I don't know if I should say I would come back stronger after surgery, but I have experience, and I don't feel I'm old nor I get tired more easily than before, that's good,'' Nishikori said.

''I'm sure something more to come, like some more injuries may come, so I just try to be prepared. Hope I can play many more years like Novak, Rafa and Roger, and I want to have a good solid year."