| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Former U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori will miss the remainder of the 2017 season after tearing a tendon in his right wrist during practice, the Japan native announced on Wednesday.

“Two days ago during practice in Cincinnati, Kei hit a serve and heard a pop in his wrist,” his manager said in a statement. “We went straight to the hospital to take an MRI. Yesterday, we went to see a very renowned wrist specialist, who works with many of the MLB baseball pitchers. We saw another specialist today to get a second opinion. On top of that we have sent MRI results to three other wrist specialists to ensure we get several independent opinions from specialists. After consulting with all of them, it has become clear that Kei has a tear in one of the tendons in the right wrist.

At this stage, we have elected not to do surgery and Kei is in a cast. After the swelling comes down in the next weeks, we will evaluate next steps. Kei will withdraw from all the 2017 tournaments and work hard to be ready for next year.”

Nishikori injured the wrist during a practice session ahead of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinatti.

The ninth-ranked Nishikori reached the U.S. Open finals in 2014.