Kei Nishikori is back on a tennis practice court for the first time since mid-August, when in Cincinnati he hurt his right wrist that forced him to shut down his season. The Japanese player has chosen Kim Clijsters Academy as his training center to get better and try to compete as soon as possible.
He had a very light session, hitting orange balls, the softest of the under-10 junior tennis balls. A few weeks ago his coach Dante Bottini had said Nishikori would have started to practice again in November, but the recovery is going well.
Always according to Chang, Kei is unlikely to play best of five sets matches already at the Australian Open in January 2018. When the new season starts, Nishikori will be around 22nd-23rd place in the ATP Rankings.
Playing orange ball.
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