Kei Nishikori's homecoming was short and not very sweet.
The Japanese baller was spanked off the court in front of his home crowd in Tokyo today, losing the 55-min match to a suddenly solid Richard Gasquet 6-1, 6-2. The Frenchie had a great serving day hitting 7 aces in the mini-match.
As for Kei, well, a lesson learned: it's hard playing great ball in front of your home peeps. Just ask Richard - it's a thrill-a-minute for him in Paris because his crowd might actually eat him alive.
(images via AP)