Kei Nishikori to welcome a ‘new minion’ this year

Kei Nishikori announced that he and wife Mai will welcome a 'new minion' into the family in 2021

Kei Nishikori to become a parent this year

Kei Nishikori announced that he and wife Mai will welcome a ‘new minion’ into the family in 2021.

The 31-year-old shared the news of his impending parenthood on his app, saying “Mai and I are excited to announce that later this year we will add a little minion.”

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Nishikori married his longtime girlfriend Mai Yamauchi in December. This will be their first child together.

Currently ranked World No 48 in the ATP Rankings, Nishikori reached the third round in Rome last week, challenging Alexander Zverev in a three-set loss.

A former World No. 4, Nishikori became the first Asian male to contest a Grand Slam final when he reached the 2014 US Open final.

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Nishikori, who has been battling injuries for the past few seasons, will be Japan’s leading player at the Tokyo Olympics this summer. But he has his concerns on whether the Games should be staged.

“I don’t know what they are thinking, and I don’t know how much they are thinking about how they are going to make a bubble, because this is not 100 people like these tournaments,” Nishikori said at the Italian Open last week.

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“It’s 10,000 people in the village. So I don’t think it’s easy, especially what’s happening right now in Japan. It’s not doing good. Well, not even [just] Japan. You have to think all over the world right now.”