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Nishikori returns the wild card in Winston Salem

Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori continues to officially postpone his return to the courts and this Monday it was announced that he will not participate in the Winston-Salem ATP 250.

The tennis player former number 4 in the ATP ranking has had no activity this season after in 2021 suffered a injury to your hip, which caused him to have to undergo surgery.

For now, the image of his return will have to wait a little longer. On Monday, the Olympic medalist in 2016 announced that he returned the wildcard that was assigned to him for ATP 250 Winston-Salem, on American soil.

Currently, the Japanese is in the position number 160 of the ranking of singles in the ATP. However, if you continue without competing, Nishikori will disappear from the ranking. This will happen when he loses his last remaining points, which he earned in the 2021 editions of the following tournaments on the calendar.

Trouble continues in Nishikori

It was in March 2015 when the Japanese managed to reach position number 4 in the ranking. He started the season with semi-finals in Brisbane, quarter-finals at the Australian Open and then played the finals of the ATP 250 in Memphis and the ATP 500 in Acapulco. However, this great jump in the ranking could not have happened without what happened in the second half of 2014. There Nishikori closed the year with semi-finals at the ATP Finals and the Paris Masters 1000falling in both against Novak Djokovic.

His biggest milestone that year was having reached the final del US Open. There he fell to the Croatian Marin Cilic, after having beaten the world number one, Novak Djokovic, in the semifinals.

So far, Kei Nishikori’s last activity has been the two rounds of the Masters de Indian Wells 2021, which was played in October, after being suspended due to the covid-19 situation in the United States. Before that, the Japanese participated in the US Open where he fell in the third round against Novak Djokovic.

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