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Kei Nishikori Back for Wimbledon; Fully Recovered From Abdominal Injury

Mark Lenders
06-14-2012, 08:00 PM
He announced it on his website and twitter/facebook handle.

Great news. Obviously he won't be at his best at Wimbledon, but he can start building up his form again. Let's hope this is the last injury setback he faces, Kei has been tremendously unlucky with injuries ever since he joined the tour.

TigerTim
06-14-2012, 08:05 PM
:)

Good, hopefully Kei can use Wimby as maybe preparation for the olympics?

Looner
06-14-2012, 08:08 PM
This is it. Federer has no chance of Wimbledon or Olympic gold now. I fear for Djokovic's #1 as well. The Japanese samurai is on his way :rocker:

I hope he prepares well and does not disappoint his fans at SW19. What round did he reach last year?

Mark Lenders
06-14-2012, 08:09 PM
:)

Good, hopefully Kei can use Wimby as maybe preparation for the olympics?

Yeah, and more importantly the hardcourt swing, which is his best surface. Even with all his injuries over the years, he's still the highest ranked player of his generation, but he really needs to catch a break to fulfill all his potential.

Mark Lenders
06-14-2012, 08:12 PM
This is it. Federer has no chance of Wimbledon or Olympic gold now. I fear for Djokovic's #1 as well. The Japanese samurai is on his way :rocker1:

I hope he prepares well and does not disappoint his fans at SW19. What round did he reach last year?

Lost R1 to Hewitt, so he could win a few points if he lives up to his seeding.

As for the rest, maybe in 2016 :o. Right now, staying healthy for any period of time is challenging enough for Kei, let alone go deep in Slams/Olympics.

Roger the Dodger
06-14-2012, 08:13 PM
Yeah, and more importantly the hardcourt swing, which is his best surface. Even with all his injuries over the years, he's still the highest ranked player of his generation, but he really needs to catch a break to fulfill all his potential.

Its great to have him back on tour, especially a decent representative from Asia, but his game is really not suited to grass. Don't expect much at Wimbly.

Mark Lenders
06-14-2012, 08:16 PM
Its great to have him back on tour, especially a decent representative from Asia, but his game is really not suited to grass. Don't expect much at Wimbly.

Yeah, hardcourt is his best surface. I just hope he lives up to his seeding in SW19, so third round, maybe 4th with a good draw, especially since he's coming back from injury for the upteenth time.

And yes, it's great to see him back on tour. If it's not too much to ask, let this be his last injury setback, his career has been tragic in this respect so far.

Roger the Dodger
06-14-2012, 08:22 PM
If it's not too much to ask, let this be his last injury setback, his career has been tragic in this respect so far.

He's still young though. Young as Donald but younger than Donald in many ways.:)

Looner
06-14-2012, 08:25 PM
Kei is as old I am. He's young :(.

Mark Lenders
06-14-2012, 08:27 PM
He's still young though. Young as Donald but younger than Donald in many ways.:)

Yeah, he's young and has a lot of time to shine.

But his injury record makes Del Potro look like the luckiest player in the world injury-wise. It's like clockwork, every time Kei is climbing up the rankings, logging in some good results, injury strikes.

He needs to catch a break soon to have a chance at fulfilling his potential and having a very good career. He's still the highest ranked player of his age group, which is remarkable given the circumstances.

Kei is as old I am. He's young :(.

Yup, he is :p

Hian-GOAT
06-14-2012, 08:28 PM
Yay :D

mooncreek
06-14-2012, 08:39 PM
I'm relieved to hear that news.

misty1
06-14-2012, 08:55 PM
im happy but it sucks that he wont have any practice on grass going in

hopefully he'll get a winnable first round

out_grinder
06-14-2012, 09:32 PM
Shame, the draw would have opened up nicely in his absence.

Mark Lenders
06-14-2012, 09:34 PM
Shame, the draw would have opened up nicely in his absence.

No need to be sarcastic.

Just because a player can't win a given tournament, it doesn't mean that he doesn't deserve to be talked about just as much as any other player on a tennis forum.

out_grinder
06-14-2012, 09:37 PM
No need to be sarcastic.

Just because a player can't win a given tournament, it doesn't mean that he doesn't deserve to be talked about just as much as any other player on a tennis forum.

Nope, I think you'll find Nadull and Fakervic (and possible Olderer) are the only ones who deserve to be talked about, and it will remain that way for years.

misty1
06-14-2012, 09:38 PM
Nope, I think you'll find Nadull and Fakervic (and possible Olderer) are the only ones who deserve to be talked about, and it will remain that way for years.

not true at all

Jimnik
06-14-2012, 10:01 PM
Nishi is going to be another popular but frustrating player. I'll be surprised if he ever goes more than two years without injury.

No doubt he'll need match practice to get up to speed.

ImmzB
06-14-2012, 10:04 PM
Great! :yeah:

Chase Visa
06-14-2012, 10:35 PM
Good!

Mark Lenders
06-14-2012, 10:39 PM
Nope, I think you'll find Nadull and Fakervic (and possible Olderer) are the only ones who deserve to be talked about, and it will remain that way for years.

Not everyone has such a gloryhunting attitude towards the sport.

Nishi is going to be another popular but frustrating player. I'll be surprised if he ever goes more than two years without injury.

No doubt he'll need match practice to get up to speed.

:sad:

That's looking likely right now, but let's keep positive. He WILL catch a break :D

Proton21
06-14-2012, 11:45 PM
He announced it on his website and twitter/facebook handle.
He hasn't said anything yet about this on his website. Which website are you referring to? I'm just curious.

Mark Lenders
06-15-2012, 03:31 AM
He hasn't said anything yet about this on his website. Which website are you referring to? I'm just curious.

www.keinishikori.com

He did first announce it via facebook and twitter though

finishingmove
06-15-2012, 03:45 AM
Great!

Although he's famous for his 5 set matches, I hope he's ready to sweep through the early rounds at least.

BroTree123
06-15-2012, 03:46 AM
Fantastic news :yeah:

Topspindoctor
06-15-2012, 03:48 AM
Excellent news, he should make a fine run if he's fully recovered.

BroTree123
06-15-2012, 03:49 AM
Nadal vs Nishikori Wimbledon final IMO.

Topspindoctor
06-15-2012, 03:50 AM
Nadal vs Nishikori Wimbledon final IMO.

Wimbledon final will be contested by Bernard Goatic against Donald "Grass King" Young.

BroTree123
06-15-2012, 03:53 AM
Wimbledon final will be contested by Bernard Goatic against Donald "Grass King" Young.

Surely an excellent contrast of play styles. The slice of death from GOATic and the mid-court lethal forehands from the Youngmeister.

Topspindoctor
06-15-2012, 03:56 AM
Don't forget Bernie's Sampras serve and Don's Agassi return.

Mae
06-15-2012, 09:48 AM
I'm happy Kei is back :D

chewy
06-15-2012, 12:19 PM
So good to know he can play soon, but the recovery time is longer than what I expected. Poor kei

MariaV
06-15-2012, 12:29 PM
I'm happy Kei is back :D

Me too. :D

Proton21
06-15-2012, 01:28 PM
www.keinishikori.com

He did first announce it via facebook and twitter though

I know his website. At the time you created this thread, he has not yet updated his website and not when I checked last night after 9 p.m. EDT either. That's why I asked. :confused:

Anyway, he has since updated his website. Looks like he can play at one of Exhibition matches, so that's a good thing.

SapELee
06-15-2012, 09:51 PM
:cheerleader: