Kei Nishikori teams up with Brad Gilbert for 2011.

Gilbert, who is currently a guest coach at Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, will be his new traveling coach and mentor. Kei Nishikori will be expanding his IMG Academies coaching team with a consulting role for Brad Gilbert. Gilbert , where Nishikori trains year-round under the tutelage of legendary coach Nick Bollettieri and his world class staff. Gilbert has led Andre Agassi to six Grand Slam titles and also coached Andy Roddick and Andy Murray.

“Kei is a fierce young competitor. He knows what he wants from the game of tennis. I’m excited to expand my relationship with the IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy and help consult Kei during the 2011 season.” Said Gilbert. “I am excited about the addition of Brad to my team. Brad’s knowledge as a former top player, as well as his coaching success, is something that can help me become a better player,” added Nishikori. Added Bollettieri, “As a coach, Brad adds the little things to a player that make a big difference in the higher echelon of the game. Brad’s long-term relationship with the Academy and me as a student, a player, and a guest coach, make Brad a great addition to consult Kei’s coaching team, as well as to assist the program at the IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy.”


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