Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori hoped Swiss Roger Federer would have a blast in Japan. 19-time Grand Slam champion Federer made a trip to Tokyo for the first time in 11 years.
The Chengdu Open and Shenzhen Open -- held last week -- marked the beginning of the Asian swing.
Welcome to 🇯🇵! Very nice you are supporting tennis in Japan.
Sorry I could not be there to welcome you to my country. Have fun! 👊 — Kei Nishikori (@keinishikori) October 4, 2017
The Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo and Beijing's China Open are this week's ATP events.Though ihe was in Tokyo, Federer is having a week off. The 36-year-old hasn't played since losing to Juan Martin del Potro in the US Open quarter-finals.
The world No. 2 is expected to kick off his indoors campaign at the upcoming Shanghai Rolex Masters, China.The Shanghai event has been scheduled to take place from 08 - 15 October.Meanwhile, world No. 14 Kei Nishikori is taking his time to get his health back at 100 percent.
The 27-year-old called it a season after a second round loss suffered to French Gael Monfils at the Rogers Cup in Montreal. Also read: Tony Godsick: 'You don't need Federer, Nadal forever' .