Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori are the “2 big names” in Japan. Both players put their country on the tennis map and they are also widely expected to play together at the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.
Naomi and Kei also share a special relationship. The world no.3 admitted that she was intimidated at the beginning by Kei. However, later she got used to hanging around with him and now they enjoy spending some time together.
Here a funny video posted by Naomi.
Naomi Osaka’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.3, Osaka played her last match on the 6th of October when she beat Ashleigh Barty 3-6 6-3 6-2 in the final in Beijing to win her 4th career title.
This year Osaka has a 39-11 win-loss record. Osaka conquered 3 titles in 2019 at the Australian Open, in Osaka and in Beijing.
Kei Nishikori’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.8, Kei played his last match on the 30th of August when he lost to Alex De Minaur 6-2 6-4 2-6 6-3 in the 3rd round in U.S. Open.
This year Nishikori has a 29-14 win-loss record. Kei has won 1 title in Brisbane.