Japan Star hits Pain Barrier in Basel
So often is the case in tennis that winners of big ATP tournaments or Grand Slams feel the pain of their victories only days later, when another competition comes along. Kei Nishikori, who lifted the Japan Open title a fortnight ago, as expected in the early tennis previews
, this week suffered from the same fate.
Nishikori has been forced to pull out of the Swiss Indoors because of injury to his right ankle. The Japanese number...