Kei Nishikori announced that he will not be attending the Stanford event due to ongoing knee problems. Despite all the anticipation and preparation, Nishikori found his knee hadn’t fully healed, so he decided to give himself extra time to recover.
Nishikori’s main goal was to use the Challenger tournament as preparation for the upcoming US Open, scheduled for August 28th.
It’s not the first time Nishikori has had knee problems. During the recent tournament in Atlanta, the former world No. 4 showed clear signs of unwellness, playing with an apparent bandage on his left leg.
Tennis fans and supporters of Nishikori wish the tennis player a speedy recovery and hope to see him back on the court as soon as possible and in top form. His absence from Stanford is a major blow to the event, but player health comes first. It is hoped that this period of rest will allow him to return to the circuit with renewed energy and determination.