Kei Nishikori Shirtless Photos, Girlfriend, Net Worth. While we were not looking a Japanese guy named Kei Nishikori has been winning tennis tournaments and beating top ranking opponents like Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, David Ferrer, and more.
We thought the next big Asian tennis star would be Lu Yen-hsun but Lu has not been making any noise lately while Kei has risen from relative obscurity all the way to the top in men’s tennis. He is currently ranked #12 in the world but he ranked #9 just a month ago, 12 May 2014.
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This is the section where we bring you some Kei Nishikori shirtless pics. Here’s our Kei without his shirt during a tennis tournament.
Go ahead, quench your thirst!
It would probably kill them because of dehydration but wouldn’t it be better if male tennis players compete with their shirts off? What do you think, Famewatchers?
Because of his winning ways (5 singles titles and counting), Kei has already amassed a total of $5,209,445 in prize money. However, because he is the most visible Asian male tennis player and because he is from Japan which has big companies willing to sponsore him, Kei has huge endorsement deals.
Forbes Magazine ranks Kei as the 10th top-earning tennis player in the world (based on prize winning and endorsements) after Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Li Na, Victoria Azarenka, Andy Murray, and Caroline Wozniacki.
More about Nishikori’s earnings from Forbes Magazine:
The 23 year old enjoyed his best year on tour to date, amassing nearly $1.5 million in prize money from June 2012 to June 2013 (the period FORBES uses to value the world’s highest-paid athletes). While impressive, these on-court earnings are dwarfed by his endorsement portfolio. Adding appearance fees and exhibitions, FORBES pegs Nishikori’s off-court haul at $9 million during the same time.
Nishikori is a sponsor’s dream for a few reasons. At the tender age of 23 he’s easily the best male to ever play the sport from Japan. His steady but assured rise in the rankings the last few years suggests to fans and advertisers that the best is yet to come. A spokesperson at UNIQLO, one of Kei’s sponsors, said, “his popularity and wide appeal, both in Japan and abroad, is a perfect match for us.”
The number of advertisers Nishikori has landed is unheard of for someone who hasn’t vaulted to the top ranking or bagged a Grand Slam. “The top five, 10 players soak up the majority of sponsorships. Outside the top 10, there’s not a lot of sponsor money going around,” Michael Russell, an American pro tennis player, told FORBES. In addition to a long-term deal with Uniqlo, Nishikori has Wilson, Adidas and Tag Heuer in his corner. He also has deals with Weider Supplements, Jaccs , Nissin, EA Game, Air Weave and WOWOW—yeah, wow.
Kei Nishikori Girlfriend or Wife? Now that we know that Kei is rich, some of you are like, “Does he have a girlfriend? Is he dating anyone? Is he married?” The answers to your questions: No he is not married. Yes he has a girlfriend. According to Tennis Warehouse, he is dating a former gymanst named Honami Tsuboi according to a Japanese website, jisin.jp. Wondering what she looks like? Here’s a picture of Kei’s girlfriend.
Beautiful girl! As we’re writing this Kei has made it to the third round in Wimbledon. We hope he continues winning all the way to the crown. It would be a historic event if an Asian guy wins Wimbledon. His next opponent is Italian Simone Bolelli. We look forward to watching the match on the telly (as you Brits call it).
Kei Nishikori Shirtless Photos, Girlfriend, Net Worth posted 27 June 2014. Last updated: 25 March 2017.