Yoshihito Nishioka is a Japanese professional tennis player, who is playing in the ATP Tour singles and doubles divisions. As of February 2020, he attained to reach the World Number 48 and as of January 2022, he ranked down to Number 81.
Debut and Rookie Performance
When Nishioka was a junior player, he had earned a record o 113-49 and became the World Number 12 in the junior division. In 2014, he made his first-ever Grand Slam experience as a professional, however, Nishioka was forced to retire due to his illness. Even so, he came back even more powerful by the next week when he defeated Somdev Devvarman in the shanghai finals.
He also joined to compete the 2014 Asian Games at Incheon, South Korea where he successfully defeated Lu Yen-Hsun and became the first Japanese to have ever won a title in the Asian Games since 1974.
Getting into the Top 100
2016 is considered the best year for Nishioka’s career, as his rankings drastically improved to the Top 100 for the first time. In the same year, he earned a wildcard to play for the Australian Open, however, he was defeated by Pablo Cuevas. He also joined the Memphis Open and the Miami Open, where he beat some of the top-seeded players, such as Feliciano Lopez and Jared Donaldson.
By the next year, he was considered as the newest rising star as he earned his second Grand Slam championship title by defeating Alex Bolt. However, these promising things weren’t permanently enjoyed as he sustained a ruptured ACL on his left knee. After months of rehabilitation, he returned to the tour in January 2018.
- 2021 1R Olympic Games
- 2015, 2019 2R US Open
- 2021 2R Wimbledon Open
- 2020 3R Australian Open