In a press conference in Rome Tennis World USA asked Kei Nishikori if he will play the Match for Africa with Roger Federer in Japan later this year, and what was his reaction when he learned that the Swiss would become Uniqlo ambassador.
"I don't know. We'll see. Yeah, I mean, great to have Roger with my team. Still looks weird, I have to say. I used to see him for a long time. He's my idol. Used to see him with Nike all the years. It feels a little bit still weird.
I mean, good to have him on the team with Japanese clothes. I think they have great, great company. They doing really well. I hope they can get bigger and bigger in Europe or other countries", said Nishikori. On how he started his season, Nishikori added: "It's been good.
It's been maybe not the best. Yeah, having a good start of the year. Lost couple matches, some important matches. Maybe the last couple of months still struggling. But I been enjoying the last couple of weeks, Barcelona last week.
Yeah, lost to Stan last week, but I thought was a good match and I playing good tennis. I need to just keep trying every tournaments. Yeah, I think this tournament is important for me to do well, for the confidence for the French. I will do my best this week."