Former World No. 4 Kei Nishikori has signed on to play the Citi Open and Washington now appears to be the tournament where the Japanese will make his long-awaited return. Nishikori, 32, is a very familiar face at the Citi Open as he will be making his ninth appearance at the tournament, which begins on August 1. Nishikori made his debut at the Citi Open in 2007, when he was defeated in the second round. After three early starts in Washington, Nishikori reached the Washington quarterfinals in 2014. The following year, Nishikori lifted his first Washington title by defeating John Isner in the final. In 2016, Nishikori did not defend his title due to injury. In 2017, Nishikori lost to Zverev in the semi-final. The following year, Nishikori reached the Washington quarterfinals before losing again to Zverev. Last year, Nishikori returned to Washington and reached the semi-final before losing to Mackenzie McDonald. After finishing his 2021 season a bit early, Nishikori hoped to be ready for the start of the 2022 season. Unfortunately, that was not the case and Nishikori decided to have hip surgery in January. Nishikori is now the 116th player in the world and improving his ranking will be one of his priorities when he comes back. Nadal and Roger Federer are arguably two of the all-time best tennis players. While Federer has 20 Grand Slams to his name, the Spaniard added two more this year and now has 22. Talking about their head-to-head record, Nadal leads by a fair margin. In the 40 matches they faced each other, Federer has won 16 while Nadal has triumphed on 24 occasions.
Federer has been a role model for many athletes
Roger Federer recently revealed his favorite wine and food during an extensive interview with Caminada. “Our favorite wine is a 2009 Cos d’Estournel,” Federer revealed. “It was an emotional year, we got married and the girls were born. At that time I bought many cases of this Bordeaux. Currently, I also really like the Italians Guado al Tasso, Sassicaia, Tignanello and others. Mirka and I also like to drink champagne to celebrate special moments.” During the interview, Roger Federer was also asked if he knew how to cook, to which he answered in the negative. “No, unfortunately not really,” Federer said. “However, I was very lucky with my mother and later with Mirka, both of whom cook very finely. I also enjoyed being spoiled in hotels and restaurants.”