Kei Nishikori welcomes Roger Federer to Japan

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Kei Nishikori welcomes Roger Federer to Japan

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.

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' .