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02-15-2009 08:53 AM
chewy
Re: Lets introduce ourselves Kei Fans! Konnichiwa!

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. : )
02-09-2009 05:33 AM
*bunny*
Re: Lets introduce ourselves Kei Fans! Konnichiwa!

Hey kooties!

Nice to see yet another Kei fan!
02-09-2009 01:49 AM
*esther*
Re: Lets introduce ourselves Kei Fans! Konnichiwa!

Hi kooties!

Welcomr to Kei's forum.
02-08-2009 01:27 AM
kooties
Re: Lets introduce ourselves Kei Fans! Konnichiwa!

Hi I'm a Kei fan too.

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.

It's just a shame he's injury prone though.

Anyways the best of luck to Kei. Ganbatte!
10-15-2008 12:15 PM
*esther*
Re: Lets introduce ourselves Kei Fans! Konnichiwa!

Hi Raf, nice to see you here.

MTF just granted Kei a forum during US Open, unfortunately the day he lost to Del Potro.

Anyhow, he's definitely a fast rising tennis player, hope he could maintain all the momentum and break into Top 10 in the soonest time.
10-15-2008 08:40 AM
Rafkei
Re: Lets introduce ourselves Kei Fans! Konnichiwa!

Hello everyone

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.

Go Air Kei!
09-30-2008 10:03 AM
*esther*
Re: Lets introduce ourselves Kei Fans! Konnichiwa!

Hi Dana, welcome ~
09-30-2008 09:49 AM
DanaKz
Re: Lets introduce ourselves Kei Fans! Konnichiwa!

Hello everyone! My name is Dana and I am from Kazakhstan. First time i saw Nishikori was Delray Beach - great job, I liked him so much I wish him good luck and hope sometime we will celebrate his Grand Slam title
09-17-2008 12:48 PM
Reaz
Re: Lets introduce ourselves Kei Fans! Konnichiwa!

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Originally Posted by kinokino View Post
Hi Reaz
All messages here including yours have reached me
I'm really looking forward Kei's next match. Especially who will be the opponent!?
Thanks...sigh of relief
09-16-2008 02:09 PM
kinokino
Re: Lets introduce ourselves Kei Fans! Konnichiwa!

Hi Reaz
All messages here including yours have reached me
I'm really looking forward Kei's next match. Especially who will be the opponent!?
09-16-2008 11:32 AM
*esther*
Re: Lets introduce ourselves Kei Fans! Konnichiwa!

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Originally Posted by Reaz View Post
nobody seems to reply to my messages-are u all ignoring me??
It seems to be the case with every forum i post messages on
Please dont mistake me for trying to get attention but i cant help but feel this sentiment.
Hi Reaz First of all, sorry if you felt the ignorance from all of us.
And we didn't meant it, REALLY!
This is our new forum and some of the members were old and new, we haven't get used with it, i guess!

Actually since at Kei's old thread, we, the old members also didn't post much
Hope you've no hard feeling.
09-16-2008 11:18 AM
Reaz
Re: Lets introduce ourselves Kei Fans! Konnichiwa!

nobody seems to reply to my messages-are u all ignoring me??
It seems to be the case with every forum i post messages on
Please dont mistake me for trying to get attention but i cant help but feel this sentiment.
09-16-2008 03:53 AM
why,marat,why?
Re: Lets introduce ourselves Kei Fans! Konnichiwa!

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Originally Posted by bluequeda View Post
Kinokino and bunny, many thanks!

Now I see. I usually call him Nishikori when discussing with friends. I also heard some people shouting 'Nishi' at times during his matches, might have mistaken though.

And it is indeed a beautiful name looking at the Chinese characters.

You weren't mistaken in hearing fans calling him "Nishi". In fact, if you watched any of his matches from the us open you may have heard ME cheering "nishi" at the top of my lungs lol. it's a nickname he has picked up
09-16-2008 02:41 AM
hcfoo
Re: Lets introduce ourselves Kei Fans! Konnichiwa!

Hi guys! I grow up admiring Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl. And for the past 4 years I've been so passionate about tennis chasing every tournament that Rafael Nadal plays.

Being an asian myself, I support asian ballers. I certainly hope to see Kei achieve success as what Paradorn did; to be ranked in the top 10 someday.
09-15-2008 11:17 PM
DhammaTiger
Re: Lets introduce ourselves Kei Fans! Konnichiwa!

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Originally Posted by kinokino View Post
Hi bluequeda 

I read the article on his name before.
His surname "Nishikori" is a bit unpronounceable even to Japanese people. So his parents named him "Kei" easy to remember for the overseas people.

In my case, I'm not so "younger" but I usually call my friends by first name
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Originally Posted by *bunny* View Post
Hi bluequeda!
Actually I and my Japanese friends call him Nishikori-kun among ourselves. It's only when I speak or write in English I call him Kei. I do so because those ways sound more natural in either languages.
Calling someone with his/her surname is not formal at all in Japan if you add "kun" or "chan" or without any suffix. You are more likely to hear people calling out "Nishikori!" when cheering for him during a match here.
Maybe some people in Japan call him Kei or Kei-kun, too, and that sounds alright too IMO.
I saw on TV his mum talking with him on the phone and she was calling him "Kei-chan," which I think is the normal way for an elder family member to call him.

And let me elaboarate on what Kinokino said about his surname. It's not that the Japanese people find it difficult to pronounce the name phonetically. It's more to do with the Chinese characters used in the name.
The surname 錦織 is pronounced "Nishikiori" in many cases, and it's quite unusual to pronounce it "Nishikori." I read there are also rare cases in wich the name is pronounced "Nishigori" or "Nishikori" with a longer vowel "o." It all depends on family which way it should be pronounced, and in Shimane, where Kei comes from, it is apparently common to pronounce the name "Nishikori."
In any case, it is not a very common name, but I think it's a beautiful name. As you can probably see those Chinese characters mean "brocade."
Thank you Kinokino and *Bunny for the explanation. I am always fascinated by different cultural practices.
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