Coach Michael Chang on Kei Nishikori needing to show emotions on court


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Coach Michael Chang on Kei Nishikori needing to show emotions on court

Coach Michael Chang would love to see his pupil KeiNishikori show emotions on the court more often as the former world No. 1 believes it can help the Japanese get over the jump more often. Nishikori, seeded at No. 8, has been showing lots of emotions at Wimbledon this year as he has been through to his second quarterfinal at The All England Club.

The 29-year-old has underlined multiple times that his big goal is to win a Grand Slam title before he retires but acknowledged that it won't be easy. World No. 7 Nishikori will have to overcome Roger Federer in the quarterfinal and then potentially Rafael Nadal in the semifinal and Novak Djokovic in the final respectively if he wants to win it all at Wimbledon this year.

"I know it's not necessarily in his nature to do that, but if you look at players who maybe on the outset, maybe their personalities aren't necessarily like that, but when it comes right down to it, and the moments are there, it comes out.

Tennis just does that to you. There's no question,” Chang exclusively told the ATP website. “If you look at Kei's big matches he has won in the past, it's been there... I think having a little bit of that can certainly only help him”.