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Preview: Del Potro vs Nishikori

  JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO                                                           KEI NISHIKORI

 

     Team Americas                                TEAM                                      Team World

              28                                             AGE                                             27

       ARGENTINA                                COUNTRY                                     JAPAN

     Tandil, Argentina                             BORN                                    Shimane, Japan

     Tandil, Argentina                           RESIDES                                  Bradenton, FL

          2005                                    TURNED PRO                                     2007

             4                             HIGHEST CAREER RANKING                         4

            32                                 CURRENT RANKING#                                5

           3-1                                   2017 W-L RECORD                                9-3

       349-141                           CAREER W-L RECORD                         310-145

           19                                   CAREER TITLES                                     11

           27                                    CAREER FINALS                                    11

            1                                   TITLES AT MAJORS*                                ---

            1                                   FINALS AT MAJORS*                                 1

      $25,845                              2017 PRIZE MONEY#                           $257,361

   $16,318,547                      CAREER PRIZE MONEY#                       $16,391,665

 

* Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open

# as at 27 February, 2017

 

HEAD TO HEAD

OVERALL: 4-1 JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO

 

2016

Basel, Switzerland

Indoor Hard

QF

Kei Nishikori

75 64

 

2012

London Olympics, Great Britain

Outdoor Hard

QF

Juan Martin del Potro

64 76

Wimbledon, Great Britain

Outdoor Grass

R32

Juan Martin del Potro

63 76 61

 

2009

San Jose, CA, U.S.A.

Indoor Hard

R16

Juan Martin del Potro

62 62

 

2008

US Open , NY, U.S.A.

Outdoor Hard

R16

Juan Martin del Potro

63 64 63

 

MISCELLANEOUS

DEL POTRO: Helped guide Argentina to its first-ever win in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas in 2016; won bronze medal at 2012 London Olympics and silver at 2016 Rio Olympics; second man from South America to win the US Open in the Open Era

NISHIKORI: First male player from Asia to reach the final of a major (US Open 2014); won bronze medal at 2016 Rio Olympics; has career wins over Murray, Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer; has his own app keisapp.com; one of the most revered athletes ever in Japan