Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori looks forward to returning to the Brisbane International.
The 27-year-old is set to make his seventh consecutive and eighth overall appearance in Brisbane from 31 December - 7 January.
Nishikori has had success so far in his career at the Queensland event.
The Japanese ended runner-up tp Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov in this year's final.
He also ended semifinalist in three straight years from 2013 to 2015.
"I always enjoy the Brisbane International tournament, I always spend a great time in Brisbane there is plenty to do, good food, good location and good facility," Nishikori said.
“I try to find a good restaurant everyday, I spend most of the time trying to eat Japanese food and there are good Japanese restaurants, and walking around the city is also fun."
Nishikori hasn't played since the Montreal Masters as he is healing a wrist injury.
Nishikori, an 11-time ATP champion, didn't win a single title this year.
The Japanese hopes to finally win it all in Brisbane and open his 2018 campaign on a strong tale.
"I hope I can make the final, but my goal is to win the tournament. It's the first tournament of the year so I'll try and have a great tournament this year," Nishikori added.