“I’m disappointed that I will not be able to play against Mackie, but I’m glad Jenson is joining us,” Nishikori said. “I’m looking forward to seeing everyone in Waikiki.”
Kei Nishikori has withdrawn from singles due to injury. However, Nishikori will attend all Waikiki 株塾 Cup events, including the Player's Party, Tennis and Golf Pro-Ams, and the exhibition matches. Nishikori will make a game-day decision regarding mixed doubles based on medical clearance.
The 2018 Hawaii Open delivered an edge-of-your-seat finals match as Nishikori battled against Canadian standout Milos Raonic. Nishikori was able to outlast Raonic, defeating the Canadian, 76, 76. Kei Nishikori was the 1st Asian Grand Slam men's singles finalist after defeating World No. 1 Djokovic at 2014 US Open. Other highlights include reaching the quarterfinals in the 2019 Australian Open, winning Brisbane in 2019, as well as reaching the finals in Madrid (2014), Miami (2016), Canada (2016) and Monte Carlo (2018), among many other achievements since going pro in 2007.