Kei Nishikori was a guest at a tennis clinic in Japan and he shared some pretty good advice to kids. Nishikori has never won a Grand Slam or a Masters title but he finished runner-up at the 2014 US Open and his career-high ranking saw him ranked at No.
4 in the world. "Only God knows whether I make efforts (enough) or not, but you need to make efforts to reach the top no matter what you do, you need to put everything you have at some point, I'm aware of that;" Nishikori said at a tennis clinic, as revealed by Seiadomogera/Twitter.
"Dedicating myself to practice every single day, trying my best in matches, that's simple, but I'm trying to working hard every day. "I won the national big junior title when I was 12, after that my goal was to be a pro player.
Nothing was guaranteed, but I knew I should make daily effort to make it. I didn't think too much about the future, just focused on what's in front of me."
Nishikori suggests finding a dream doesn't have to happen overnight
"t's said that children should have dreams, but you don't have to force yourself to look for your dreams.
If you keep doing what you like, one day you have tough time inevitably, but once you overcome it, it should be more fun, that's what I wanna tell you," Nishikori explained. "It would be difficult to find your dream when you are young, but it can be an indication that you have something you kind of like to do.
Don't feel rushed, it will come to you by itself as you get older." Nishikori has had a couple of injury-plagued seasons but he is not giving up. "You have tough time in your life, but good time will definitely come, never give up.
That's kinda my motto. Effort matters first & foremost no matter what you do. With ordinary effort you can only be an ordinary person, that's fine, but you need to make efforts to reach the top," Nishikori added.