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Japan's Kei Nishikori hopes to fill void left by Li Na in Asia

Sep 20, 2014    

The retirement of China's Li Na may have robbed Asian tennis of its brightest star, but U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori has put up his hand to fill the breach.With Li's departure, the 24-year-old Japanese is now Asia's top player, having reached a career high ranking of eight after his fairytale run at Flushing Meadows."I was shocked. It is sad that I can't see her play anymore," Nishikori told reporters in Hong Kong, where he helped launch the ATP tour's Asian swing of tournaments. "I think Li Na and some other Chinese ladies have done so many amazing things for Asian tennis.&...

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