Nishikori won the tournament in Tokyo in 2012 and 2014, however in 2018 he came in second.
Zverev and Nishikori are healing from their wounds.
Since rupturing several ankle ligaments at the French Open, Zverev has been out.
On the other hand, after having hip surgery in January, Nishikori has yet to play in 2022. The good news is that both athletes plan to play again starting next month. After having surgery on his ankle, Zverev is recovering well and hasn’t ruled out competing in the US Open, which begins on August 29.
On the other hand, Nishikori plans to make his comeback at the Winston-Salem Open the week before the US Open. Even though Zverev will miss the full North American hard court tour, it is encouraging to learn that his recovery is going well.
The days are lengthy, Zverev remarked. “You get going early and wrap things off in the evening. We perform a lot of workouts, and new ones are always being added. Treatment is given to the foot, and its strength and stability are rebuilt together with its mobility.
In some instances, regular running and walking must be relearned. I workout on the treadmill, the bicycle, and in the water for sprints. On October 3, the Rakuten Open in Tokyo begins.