Kei Nishikori to Headline Danube Upper Austria Open powered by SKE 2024

The Danube Upper Austria Open powered by SKE 2024 (May 5-12, 2024) features an absolute top star this year.

A few days ago, tournament director Florian Leitgeb announced a former top 10 player, and after intensive discussions, participation has now been confirmed.

With Kei Nishikori, the former world number four and 2014 Grand Slam finalist will serve at the ATP 100 Challenger in Mauthausen.

In addition to the Japanese, Lucas also mentioned Pouille. The Frenchman was number 10 in the ATP rankings in 2018, also a former top 10 player.

Nishikori reached the final of the US Open

After Dominic Thiem last year, another former top 10 player, Kei Nishikori, is coming to Mauthausen in 2024. The 34-year-old is not only a star in Japan, but has also made a name for himself on the international tennis stage.

Nishikori, who is coached by Michael Chang (French Open winner in 1989) and Max Mirnyi, won twelve titles on the ATP World Tour in his career and had his career high ranking as number four in the world in 2015.

In his career so far, he has often reached the semi-finals and quarter-finals of Grand Slam tournaments and only had to admit defeat to Croatian Marin Cilic in the final of the 2014 US Open.

Leitgeb proud of player signings

“We have a top infrastructure in Mauthausen and remain true to our path of organizing a top tournament for players at Challenger level. We want to make it possible for local tennis fans to enjoy top tennis in Upper Austria in 2024. I am therefore pleased that we are With Kei Nishikori we can now present an exceptional athlete with his style of playing tennis at the highest level. It speaks for our work in recent years and our reputation that we have brought such players here,” explains tournament director Florian Head office

In addition to Nishikori, Lucas Pouille, another former top 10 player, appears on the entry list for the Danube Upper Austria Open powered by SKE. The 30-year-old Frenchman has already won five titles on the ATP World Tour in his career and qualified for the Grand Slam semi-finals at the Australia Open in 2019. In addition, a quarter-final at Wimbledon and the US Open is on the plus side.

Tickets for the ATP 100 Challenger can be purchased at the oeticket ticket offices, online at or during the tournament at the Danubis Tennis Center on site (cash payment) – while stocks last.

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