Kei Nishikori’s withdrawal from Wimbledon during his fourth-round match with Marin Cilic due to a rib injury was unfortunate. It marked the second year in a row the world No. 6 was forced to pull out of the classic at the All-England Club due to a physical problem.

With Nishikori’s appearance in the 2014 U.S. Open final, where he lost to Cilic, almost two years behind him, the Shimane native has not been able to recapture the magic that took him to his greatest glory. Nishikori has played in seven Grand Slams since then, but has not advanced to the semifinals of even one of them.

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