Kei Nishikori: I will feel pressure at Olympics but I want to enjoy myself



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Kei Nishikori: I will feel pressure at Olympics but I want to enjoy myself

Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori expects to feel the pressure at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics but insists that he will try to enjoy himself and have an unforgettable experience. The pressure and expectation will be enormous on Nishikori at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics as the local fans will be hoping to see the world No.

11 deliver big time and claim the gold medal. Nishikori, 29, won the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics after picking up a surprise win over 18-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal in the bronze medal match. In his remaining two Olympic appearances, the Japanese lost his opener at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and made the quarterfinal four years later at the London Olympics.

"The next year is going to be important for me, I have the Olympics in Japan at the age of 30, hope I will be well-prepared for that. I'm sure I will feel pressure, but it's important to enjoy myself, I'll try keep it in mind," Nishikori told NEWS23.

Former world No. 4 Nishikori also intends to feature the doubles event at the Olympics as he has announced that Ben McLachlan will be his partner.