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17TH February - 2nd March 2019
Dubai Duty Free tennis stadium
17TH February - 2nd March 2019
Dubai Duty Free tennis stadium
February 26, 2019

Flying High With Kei Nishikori

Top seed and Dubai debutant Kei Nishikori took in the sights while riding the Flying Cup, one of Dubai's newest attractions.
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Top seed Kei Nishikori and coach Dante Bottini flies 40M high in the Flying Cup, one of Dubai's newest attractions.

Tennis star Kei Nishikori is in Dubai for the first time making his debut at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Before he stepped foot on Centre Court, the Japanese No. 1, took this opportunity to explore Dubai and visited The Flying Cup in Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR).

Photo of Kei Nishikori

The tourist attraction raises to the height of a 12-story building, offering magnificent panoramic views of The Beach, JBR, Ain Dubai and Palm Jumeirah. Kei was joined by his coach, Dante Bottini and it was clear that he was not scared of heights and spent time taking in the scenery: “I’m usually okay on heights, it just depends how high. So many high buildings, I feel like all the buildings are very creative, everything is very beautiful, nice beaches, very nice.”

Photo of Kei Nishikori

Nishikori opens his maiden Dubai campaign against Frenchman Benoit Paire on Tuesday. They are scheduled as the second match on Centre Court (not before 4pm start).

Photo of Dante Bottini and Kei Nishikori
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