Kei Nishikori inspired by Roger Federer to play for a longer time


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Kei Nishikori inspired by Roger Federer to play for a longer time

Kei Nishikori shared what makes the US Open special. The Japanese player said: "I like it the most than other Grand Slams. You can feel more relaxed. I like New York city. It's nice to do shopping here. It's a good time of the year because on days off you can go far away from tennis but not too much."

On Naomi Osaka, Nishikori added: "She suddenly became No. 1 so she may be struggling to deal with some pressure. I hope she does as best as possible." On Japan, Nishikori, who lives in Florida, said: "You can see bad and good things about Japan.

Japanese people are nice and serious, especially if you look at the people coming from other countries. The Olympics are a good opportunity." On his goals, Nishikori said: "Winning a Grand Slam is a goal every year, I would like to achieve it one day.

But giving your best is the key in order not to have regrets. When I was 20 years old, I thought I would retire at around 30 years. But you look at Roger Federer and you see that there are other players still around thanks to him. Training methods are evolving. I am getting older but I am focused on every match."