Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori turned 30 years on Sunday but he feels his love for the game has never been bigger as he enters the last stages of his career motivated to achieve more success. The 30-year-old suffered a setback toward the end of the 2019 season as he played his last tournament of the season at the US Open, before undergoing a season-ending elbow surgery in October.
"I myself even wonder that... I feel like now I love tennis more than ever. Far from getting tired of playing tennis due to fatigue with age, my love to tennis has grown stronger, I can enjoy tennis more and more across the ages, I don't know why though," Nishikori told WOWOW Tennis, as revealed by Seiadoumogera/Twitter.
World No. 13 Nishikori believes he can further improve his game and the addition of coach Max Mirnyi will help him in his bid to become a better player. "For several years I have been feeling that my tennis can improve more, to my surprise, some shots that I used to be weak in are getting better.
I need different perspective to improve my tennis, that's why I decided to add a new member into my team," Nishikori claimed.