Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori used his time off the court to study some technical aspects of his game and now he hopes to improve his serve and some other parts of his game when he makes a comeback. Nishikori, ranked at No.
13 in the world, is missing the start of the new season as he still isn't ready to play after undergoing an elbow surgery in October. The Japanese pulled out of the inaugural ATP Cup and Australian Open but he could make a comeback at a Challenger event in late January or early February.
"Reflecting on the elbow injury, I found some issues in my serve and forehand that caused elbow injury and also found some weak points on my body that should be fixed, so I'll try to improve my serve and some technical aspects," Nishikori told Nikkan Sports, as revealed by Seiadoumogera/Twitter.
"Many people have pointed out that my way of hitting could stress the elbow, so it's a good opportunity to review how to move my whole body, including not only elbow but lower body. Through discussions with many peoples, I'm kind of restarting."