Nishikori set for ATP Finals test after bouncing back from slump
LONDON: Kei Nishikori said Friday he was "lucky" to be at the ATP Finals after clawing his way up the rankings following a lengthy injury lay-off to reach for the elite eight-man event in London.
The Japanese player qualified for the tournament, which starts at the O2 arena on Sunday, as a result of the withdrawal of Juan Martin del Potro due to a right knee injury.
"Lucky for me," he said. "I couldn't really see that happening at the beginning of the year. Maybe until Monte Carlo I was playing terribly and didn't feel like I had any confidence and I wasn't playing good tennis at that time." - AFP