Tokyo: Japan's Kei Nishikori on Tuesday confessed to feeling a tad envious of his tennis rivals being cheered on courtside by wives and girlfriends, but showed lightning footwork to dodge the six million dollar question.
"Tennis players are always on the road so it must help relieve some of the stress for the players who have their partners travelling with them," the 24-year-old told a news conference in Tokyo. "It would be nice to have someone like that with me on tour one day."
Nishikori, who has climbed to number five in the world after a breakout year in which he became the first Asian to reach a grand slam final, has been romantically linked with former Olympic gymnast Honami Tsuboi. But when probed on the subject, he executed a perfect stop volley to end the discussion.