I am Raf, been supporting Asian Tennis Players for years now. Unfortunately can only support them through watching matches on TV since it's very expensive to watch them live, on court.
I been supporting Paradorn but unfortunately his not playing right now due to injury.
I am really glad that another asian born player by the name of "Kei Nishikori" is really playing well at the atp tour and is on a ranking rise. I really like his game, very solid off the baseline but his got other skills like coming into the net and his awesome fast foot work. Plus he is only 18, that alone gets him the attention. I've been supporting Kei for almost a year now, watching every match shown in TV. I was particularly happy when i was able to watch him playing against Ferrer at the US Open. I was shouting the whole time, saying "Cmon", "Go" every time Kei wins a point. My mom even went it ti my room just to ask if i have a problem because i was really noisy and loud the whole time.
You know guys, the last time i had chills and so much attention given over a player was when Paradorn was playing, i even stayed awake late at night just to watch his matches live.
I do hope that Kei continue to do well and i know we all are here to support him.
Just like many of the asians here I like Kei because he's our best bet for tennis as of now . He has a nice ground game especially his forehand which I think could do some serious damage on clay. He also seems pretty cool as a person, and fun to hang out with.
Hi Nishi fans its chewy here!
it's interesting to read this thread as more ppl post their brief intro.
kudos to Papakori for this idea.
love playing and watching tennis, showing support to many Asian players.
i think it was Thomas(Papakori) who brought Kei to my attention, since then i have another addition to my support group - see sigy below. : )
+ Kei Nishikori | Yen-Hsun Lu | Somdev Devvarman | Yeu-Tzuoo Wang | Di Wu
Hyeon Chung | Dennis Istomin | Ze Zhang | Go Soeda | Tatsuma Ito | Yuichi Sugita | Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi | Rohan Bopanna | Danai Udomchoke | Tsung-Hua Yang | Hiroki Moriya | Mao-Xin Gong | Hyung-Taik Lee | Paradorn Srichaphan | Takao Suzuki
Fernando Gonzalez | Max Mirnyi | Jo-Wilfried Tsonga | Tommy Haas | Ricardas Berankis | Xavier Malisse | Andreas Seppi | David Ferrer | Juan Martin Del Potro | Tim Smyczek | Olivier Rochus | Victor Troicki | Horatio Zeballos | Lleyton Hewitt | Nick Kyrgios | Mario Ancic | Peter Luczak
ATP Tokyo 2012, ATP Memphis 2013 Champion Kei Nishikori