Kei Nishikori Wife: Who Is Mai Yamauchi? Married Life & Kids

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Kei Nishikori has been married to his wife since December 2020. The couple welcomed their first child in 2021.

The pair initially started dating back in 2012 and dated for almost five years before embarking on a new journey as a couple.

Mr. and Mrs. Nishikori married during the COVID-19 pandemic and only recently organized a proper reception in 2022.

Moreover, after the arrival of his child, he started having a lot of respect for all the parents.

Kei Nishikori, A Professional Tennis Player
Kei Nishikori, A Professional Tennis Player (Source: Instagram)

Kei Nishikori, born 29 December 1989, is a Japanese professional tennis player.

The 2016 Olympic bronze medalist started his junior career at 13 and won several titles, including the Raid 21 Tournament (2004), Junior French Open (2006), and Sony Ericsson Open (2007).

In 2006, he qualified for the ITF Futures event, and after his ATP main draw debut, the Japanese player qualified for the Indianapolis Tennis Championships in July 2007. 

Nishikori is the only second Japanese player to have been ranked in the top 5 in singles after Jiro Sato and the only one in the Open Era.

Moreover, the six-time ATP 500 champion has an impressive career, but frequent injuries have held him back.

After suffering from a hip injury and undergoing arthroscopic surgery, he returned to the Challenger 75 2023 Caribbean Open in June.

Besides, he was among the highest-paid tennis players in 2021, earning more than Rafael Nadal.

Kei Nishikori Wife Mai Yamauchi: Kids

The Japanese professional tennis player has been together with his wife Mai Yamauchi for 9 years.

Initially started dating in 2015, the Nishikori couple tied the knot on December 24, 2020.

Regarding his wife, there is little to no information about Mai Yamauchi. She likes to live a private life away from the limelight.

Kei Nishikori With His Wife Mai Yamauchi
Kei Nishikori With His Wife Mai Yamauchi (Source: Instagram)

Besides, in May 2021, a few months after their wedding, Nishikori took to Instagram to announce big news to the world.

Kei announced they were expecting a child later that year and posted a picture of a racket with a picture of a tennis racket with a couple of minion toys.

The caption read, “Mai and I are excited to announce that later this year, we will add a little minion🍼😍🐣.”

They welcomed their child; however, no information is available about the kid.

Married And Parent Life

Since they married amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, they never got to have a proper reception for their wedding.

They hosted a special wedding ceremony and marriage reception on their second marriage anniversary.

Moreover, he has addressed how life has changed after becoming a father and realized the hard work parents put into raising kids.

Kei Nishikori Shares Some Advice To All The Kids
Kei Nishikori Shares Some Advice To All The Kids (Source: Instagram)

Nishikori talked about his experience raising a child and shared some advice for children worldwide.

He said, “Of course, you sometimes feel like you don’t like your parents, but try to be nice to them after a few days.”



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