Kei Nishikori may have lost the United States Open Tennis Championship's title-clash to Croatia's Marin Cilic, but the Japanese star insisted upon taking the positives out of the prestigious tournament in New York City.
"I think I showed my potential that I can beat anybody now. So if I can keep training hard and also practice hard, I think I will have more chances coming up," ATPWorldTour.com quoted Nishikori, who had pulled off a major upset in the semifinal with a win over World No.1 Novak Djokovic.
"There are a lot of things – positive things – that I learned from these two weeks. I didn't expect anything coming here. [Coming into the tournament] I was injured and practiced little. "There are so many positive things that I can take away from these two weeks in beating Stan [Wawrinka] and Novak [Djokovic] again.
I’m disappointed of course today, but it was a very good two weeks. "For sure the experience will help. I was a little bit tight and nervous, playing the first final. But to get this experience is going to help for this season and next season too.
Hopefully I can make [the ATP World Tour Finals] this year. That’s my next goal." Following a successful U.S. Open outing, Nishikori took a hug stride forward in the ATP rankings (Men's Rankings). Also Read -- Kei Nishikori: Bringing dreams to fruition