Japan’s Kei Nishikori qualifies for ATP Tour finals in London

Kei Nishikori, world number four will join Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic in London

By: Reuters | Published:October 12, 2016 4:35 pm
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Japan’s Kei Nishikori will make a third straight appearance at the ATP Tour finals next month after becoming the fifth player to qualify for the season-ending tournament, organisers said on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old world number four will join the world’s top three – Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Stanislas Wawrinka – plus big-serving sixth-ranked Canadian Milos Raonic in London, the ATP said in a statement.

Nishikori has had a strong year so far, having won his 11th Tour title at the Memphis Open and reached the Australian Open quarter-finals as well as the U.S. Open semi-finals.

Nishikori is currently nursing a muscle injury, which he sustained during the Japan Open in Tokyo last week, and was forced to sit out this week’s Shanghai Masters.

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