.@KeiNishikori Hits With Citi Kids @CitiOpen & Press Conference Video
Today, Citi, title sponsor of the 2014 Citi Open® Tournament, hosted a fun-filled Citi Kids program in collaboration with the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF), a premier educational and tennis organization for underserved children in Washington, D.C. The event featured the World Ranked No. 11 ATP Star of Japan, Kei Nishikori, who was joined by 50 children from the WTEF.
Later, at his press conference, Nishikori described the improvements to his game, his pride at the induction of mentor Nick Bollettieri into the Tennis Hall of Fame and where he wants to go from top 10.
Kei Nishikori is the only Japanese tennis player to be ranked inside the top 10 in ATP Singles Rankings. This year, Nishikori made it to the final of the Madrid Open, his first masters-level championship final, and the fourth round of Wimbledon. Kei Nishikori shared his inspirational experiences on Tour, as well as advice on staying focused while pursuing both academic and athletic success, with the children from the WTEF.
Developed by Citi, Citi Kids is an educational and motivational community-based initiative for students located in the Washington, D.C. area. As the tournament’s benefactor, the WTEF is instrumental in identifying ways to ensure the continual athletic and educational success of its members, and Citi strives to aid to these efforts throughout the year.