Yoshihito Nishioka
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Yoshihito Nishioka
Yoshihito Nishioka
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Nishioka at the 2021 French Open
Country (sports) Japan
ResidenceTsu, Japan
Born (1995-09-27) 27 September 1995 (age 26)
Tsu, Japan
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned proJanuary 2014
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand), born right-handed
Prize moneyUS$3,417,062 [1]
Career record80-102 (44.0%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 48 (24 February 2020)
Current rankingNo. 94 (19 May 2022)[2]
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open3R (2020)
French Open2R (2019, 2020, 2021)
Wimbledon2R (2021)
US Open2R (2015, 2019)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2021)
Career record7-21 (25.0%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 210 (1 July 2019)
Current rankingNo. 347 (28 February 2022)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open1R (2018, 2021, 2022)
French Open2R (2019, 2021)
Wimbledon1R (2018, 2021)
US Open2R (2018)
Medal record
Representing  Japan
Men's tennis
Asian Games
Gold medal - first place Singles
Bronze medal - third place Team Event
Last updated on: 11 February 2022.

Yoshihito Nishioka ( , Nishioka Yoshihito, born 27 September 1995) is a Japanese tennis player. He has won one ATP Tour singles title and achieved a career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 48 on 24 February 2020.[1]


Junior career

As a junior, he compiled a 113-49 win-loss record in singles (and 63-45 in doubles), achieving a combined ranking of No.12 in the world in January 2012.[3]

Junior Grand Slam singles results:

Australian Open: 3R (2013)
French Open: 2R (2012, 2013)
Wimbledon: 2R (2012, 2013)
US Open: SF (2012)


Nishioka qualified for the US Open in his first Grand Slam qualifying appearance, but he was forced to retire in the first round match against Paolo Lorenzi because of illness. The next week, he claimed his first ATP Challenger Tour title in Shanghai by beating Somdev Devvarman in the final.

In September, Nishioka earned men's singles gold medal in the 2014 Asian Games at Incheon, where he upset top seed Lu Yen-hsun of Chinese Taipei in the final. He also became first Japanese men's singles champion since Toshiro Sakai, who won the 1974 Asian Games in Tehran.[4]


Nishioka qualified for the Delray Beach Open in February. He beat Igor Sijsling in the first round to record his first ATP main-draw win. He followed that up with a straight-sets win over Marinko Matosevic to become the first teenage qualifier to reach quarterfinals of the tournament since his countryman Kei Nishikori.[5] He lost to Bernard Tomic in straight sets.

During spring clay court season, Nishioka made his debut at the 2015 French Open, losing to fourth seed Tomá? Berdych in first round. In the 2015 US Open, Nishioka advanced to the second round of Major for the first time in his career, beating fellow qualifier Paul-Henri Mathieu in five sets.[6] He was beaten by 30th seed Thomaz Bellucci in next round. In November, he ended 2015 season with his second challenger title in Toyoya, beating Alexander Kudryavtsev in the final.[7]

2016: Top 100

By winning the Asia-Pacific wildcard play-offs in Shenzhen, Nishioka earned a wildcard into the 2016 Australian Open.[8] However, he fell in the first round to Pablo Cuevas. In February, he reached the quarterfinal of the Memphis Open as a qualifier, winning over Jared Donaldson and Illya Marchenko along the way. He lost to fourth seed Sam Querrey in straight sets. He then qualified for the Miami Open to make his ATP World Tour Masters 1000 main-draw debut, getting to the third round after beating fellow qualifier Jared Donaldson and 21st seed Feliciano López. He lost his chance to compete in the round of sixteen when he was beaten by 14th seed Dominic Thiem.

In June, Nishioka won through qualifying at 2016 Wimbledon for the first time, losing to Sergiy Stakhovsky in the first round of the main draw. The following week, he earned his third Challenger title in Winnetka without dropping a set, beating Frances Tiafoe in the final. He also moved into the top 100 of the ATP rankings for the first time.[9] At the Atlanta Tennis Championships, he reached his first ATP tournament semifinal, after defeating Daniel Evans, fourth seed Alexandr Dolgopolov and Horacio Zeballos.[10] He then lost to eventual champion Nick Kyrgios in three sets.

2017: Rising star, Indian Wells fourth round, knee injury

At the 2017 Australian Open, Nishioka earned his second win at a Grand Slam tournament when he defeated Alex Bolt. In the second round, he was ousted by Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets. In February, he qualified for the Mexican Open by defeating Tobias Kamke and Ryan Harrison. He proceeded to the quarterfinals after wins against Jack Sock and Jordan Thompson. His victory against Sock was his first win over a top-20 opponent on the ATP Tour.[11] He was then defeated by Rafael Nadal in straight sets.

In March, Nishioka built on his momentum by entering the main draw at 2017 Indian Wells as a lucky loser. In the first round of the main draw, he played a rematch of his qualifying loss against Elias Ymer, this time winning in straight sets. In the second and third rounds he defeated Ivo Karlovic and Tomas Berdych respectively. He was lauded for his comeback three-set victory against Berdych after being down 1-6, 2-5. He was ousted in the fourth round by world No. 3 Stan Wawrinka in a tight three-set match 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(7-4), that featured multiple breaks of serve and a tiebreak in the third set; Wawrinka went on to become runner-up in the Masters tournament.

Nishioka's promising start to the season was abruptly cut short when he ruptured the ACL of his left knee in a match against Jack Sock at the Miami Open. He underwent surgical reconstruction of the ACL on April 4, 2017.[12]

2018: Return from injury, first ATP title

After rehabilitating his knee, Nishioka returned to the ATP tour in January 2018. He chose to use his protected ranking (no. 66) to receive direct entry into the 2018 Australian Open draw.[13] In the first round of the 2018 Australian Open, his first major match since his injury, he defeated #28 seed Philipp Kohlschreiber in five sets. At the 2018 ATP Shenzhen Open - Singles, he won the first ATP World Tour title in his career, defeating Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the final.

2019: Consistent Grand Slam results, Cincinnati Masters quarterfinal, first top-10 win

Nishioka defeated American Tennys Sandgren in the first round of the 2019 Australian Open in a tight match. He fell to Karen Khachanov in the second round. It marked the third consecutive year Nishioka reached the second round in Melbourne, where he has had his most consistent success in the Grand Slam events.

In the 2019 French Open, Nishioka defeated American Mackenzie McDonald in the first round. He fell to Juan Martín del Potro in a nearly four-hour long five-set match in the second round, which included a come-back tiebreak to push the match to a fifth set. Nishioka's trademark defensive game was not ultimately enough to prevail over the powerful Argentine. Del Potro crossed the net and bowed to Nishioka in respect at the end of the epic match.

At the 2019 Western & Southern Open, Nishioka had his first win against a top ten player, defeating Kei Nishikori, whom Nishioka described as his hero, in the second round. Nishioka advanced to the quarter-finals of the tournament but had to withdraw due to illness.

2020-2021: Australian Open third round, Second ATP final

At the 2020 Australian Open Nishioka reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career defeating 30th seed Dan Evans.

Nishioka reached his second ATP final in Delray Beach, where he lost to the beast Reilly Opelka in three sets.[14]

At the 2020 US Open, Nishioka lost in the first round to former champion Andy Murray in a spectacular come from behind victory for the Scotsman 6-4, 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-7(4), 4-6.[15]

Nishioka reached the quarterfinals in Lyon, beating Ugo Humbert and 5th seed Gaël Monfils, both in 3 sets. He would end up losing to Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets.

Performance timelines

(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.


Current through the 2022 Miami Open.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A Q2 1R 2R 2R 2R 3R 1R 1R 0 / 7 5-7
French Open A A 1R Q3 A 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 6 3-6
Wimbledon A A Q2 1R A 1R 1R NH 2R 0 / 4 1-4
US Open A 1R 2R 1R A 1R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 7 2-7
Win-loss 0-0 0-1 1-2 0-3 1-1 1-4 3-4 3-3 2-4 0-2 0 / 24 11-24
ATP Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A Q1 A 4R 1R 4R NH 2R Q2 0 / 4 7-4
Miami Open Q1 A Q1 3R 2R 2R A NH 1R 3R 0 / 5 6-5
Monte Carlo Masters A A A A A A Q1 NH A 0 / 0 0-0
Madrid Open A A A A A A A NH 2R 0 / 1 1-1
Italian Open A A A A A A 1R 2R 1R 0 / 3 1-3
Canadian Open A A A A A 1R Q2 NH 1R 0 / 2 0-2
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A QF A 1R 0 / 2 3-2
Shanghai Masters A A Q1 A A A Q2 NH 0 / 0 0-0
Paris Masters A A A A A A 1R 2R Q2 0 / 2 1-2
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-1 4-2 1-3 6-4 2-2 2-6 2-1 0 / 19 19-19
National representation
Davis Cup A A PO 1R 1R PO RR A A 0 / 2 5-4
Summer Olympics NH A NH 1R NH 0 / 1 0-1
Career statistics
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Career
Tournaments 0 1 5 12 7 12 21 11 21 7 97
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
Overall win-loss 0-0 0-1 3-5 10-12 9-9 10-11 19-20 14-12 10-23 5-7 80-100
Year-end ranking 442 166 117 100 166 75 73 56 80 44%

ATP career finals

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Grand Slam (0-0)
ATP Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP 500 Series (0-0)
ATP 250 Series (1-1)
Titles by surface
Hard (1-1)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (1-1)
Indoor (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Sep 2018 ATP Shenzhen Open, China 250 Series Hard France Pierre-Hugues Herbert 7-5, 2-6, 6-4
Loss 1-1 Feb 2020 Delray Beach Open, USA 250 Series Hard United States Reilly Opelka 5-7, 7-6(7-4), 2-6

ATP Challenger and Futures finals

Singles: 17 (11 titles, 6 runner-ups)

Legend (singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (6-2)
ITF Futures Tour (5-4)
Titles by surface
Hard (6-3)
Clay (4-3)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (1-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Oct 2011 Usa F28, Birmingham Futures Clay Australia Jason Kubler 3-6, 2-6
Loss 0-2 Sep 2012 Mexico F11, Manzanillo Futures Hard Barbados Darian King 0-6, 1-6
Win 1-2 Feb 2013 Mexico F3, Mexico City Futures Hard El Salvador Marcelo Arévalo 6-2, 7-6(7-4)
Win 2-2 Dec 2013 Chile F11, Quillota Futures Clay Argentina Andrés Molteni 7-5, 6-2
Win 3-2 Dec 2013 Chile F12, San Felipe Futures Clay Chile Jorge Aguilar 6-4, 6-2
Loss 3-3 Jan 2014 Usa F1, Plantation Futures Clay United States Sekou Bangoura 4-6, 2-6
Loss 3-4 Jan 2014 Usa F2, Sunrise Futures Clay United Kingdom Kyle Edmund 0-6, 3-6
Win 4-4 Feb 2014 Usa F5, Sunrise Futures Clay Brazil Tiago Lopes 6-2, 6-3
Win 5-4 Jun 2014 Japan F8, Sapporo Futures Clay Japan Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-4, 6-3
Win 6-4 Sep 2014 Shanghai, China Challenger Hard India Somdev Devvarman 6-4, 6-7(5-7), 7-6(7-3)
Win 7-4 Nov 2015 Toyota, Japan Challenger Carpet (i) Russia Alexander Kudryavtsev 6-3, 6-4
Win 8-4 Jul 2016 Winnetka, United States Challenger Hard United States Frances Tiafoe 6-3, 6-2
Win 9-4 Nov 2016 Astana, Kazakhstan Challenger Hard (i) Uzbekistan Denis Istomin 6-4, 6-7(4-7), 7-6(7-3)
Win 10-4 May 2018 Gimcheon, South Korea Challenger Hard Canada Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 7-5
Loss 10-5 Oct 2018 Traralgon, Australia Challenger Hard Australia Jordan Thompson 3-6, 4-6
Win 11-5 Jan 2022 Columbus, United States Challenger Hard (i) Switzerland Dominic Stricker 6-2, 6-4
Loss 11-6 Jan 2022 Cleveland, United States Challenger Hard (i) Switzerland Dominic Stricker 5-7, 1-6

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

ATP Challenger Tour (0-1)
Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Feb 2016 Cherbourg, France Hard (i) Bosnia and Herzegovina Aldin ?etki? United KingdomKen Skupski
United KingdomNeal Skupski
6-4, 3-6, [6-10]

Wins over top 10 players

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score YNR
1. Japan Kei Nishikori 5 Cincinnati, USA Hard 2R 7-6(7-2), 6-4 77
2. France Gaël Monfils 10 Davis Cup Finals, Madrid, Spain Hard (i) GS 7-5, 6-2 73


  1. ^ a b ATP World Tour Profile
  2. ^ ATP Profile
  3. ^ ITF Juniors Profile
  4. ^ "Nishioka earns Japan's first men's singles tennis gold at Asian Games in 40 years". TheJapanTimes. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "Delray Beach Open Yoshihito Nishioka has emulated Kei Nishikori's progress in Florida". skySPORTS. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "Teenagers Yoshihito Nishioka and Chung Hyeon maintain Asian US Open presence". SPORT360°. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "Nishioka Wins In Toyota For Second Challenger Crown". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ "NISHIOKA, HAN WIN AUSTRALIAN OPEN WILDCARDS". Tennis Australia. Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ "Bellucci Makes Triumphant Challenger Return In Braunschweig". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "Nishioka Records Breakthrough Semi In Atlanta". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ "Yoshihito Nishioka - Player Activity". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2017.
  13. ^ "Azarenka, Kuznetsova missing from AO lists". Tennis.life. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ "Reilly Opelka Beats Yoshihito Nishioka to Win Delray Beach Title | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  15. ^ "Andy Murray pulls off stunning fightback against Yoshihito Nishioka". 2 September 2020. Archived from the original on 2022-05-07.

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