Kei Nishikori can be world #1

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  1. birmingham

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    Kei is very promising and has a lot of potential. I think he can be # 1 player in world someday and win more Grand slams..
     
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  2. dantheman

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    He isn't that good to be #1.... I'd say maybe top 10, most likely his highest ranking will prob be 8-15 around there
     
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    He wont even get close IMO.
     
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    ROFL! good one. :)
     
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  6. MichaelNadal

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    Kei Nishikori being number 1 may be the craziest thing i've ever heard on here.
     
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    In every stupid thread there's a great animation.

    Clearly the OP knows nothing about tennis.
     
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  8. Bryan Swartz

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    Even most of us in the Kei N. thread wouldn't go nearly this far.
     
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    Maybe Warhol was right -- we will all be #1 for fifteen minutes.
     
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    hes good and has potential but nothing so far has shown any indication of world number 1ness
     
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    Key For Numero Uno Oh Yahh
     
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    ^spelling Fail
     
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    Thanks for the laugh ;)
     
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    Top 50ish player.
     
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    Maybe he could pull a chang and win the french open once nadal retires
     
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    Schuttler has a better chance of becoming no 1 than Nishikori.
     
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    In theory everybody has a chance to be #1 but... There's noooooooooo way in hell for him to be there. I'm not even sure about his top 10 future.
     
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    Who is he?

    From Japan?
     
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  20. DanaKz

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    He can't. He can't stay injury-free for 2 monthes in a row. When he is not injured he get food-poisoning.
     
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    Have I missed something? When did he win A grand slam?
     
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    Kei Nishikori can be the Eurovison song contest winner in 2012...
     
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    Kei Nishikori can win the Tour de France in 2013...
     
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    With Kei Nishikori you can rule the galaxy as father and son.





    Side note: You've read it here first. Kei Noshikori is going to become the TTW's Chuck Norris.
     
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    Kei Nishikori can kill 2 stones with 1 bird
     
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    Kei will replace the Hadron Collider with his forehand.
     
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    And I can cure cancer.
     
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    I think Kei could have been top 5 player about 20 years ago. but now with all these power players like soderling and Berdych, it has become much more difficult. Kei has weapons for sure,, his forehand and speed for instance. but just not enough to crack the top 5.
     
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  29. Manus Domini

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    searched for Donald Young quotes and went to first few threads with him. Found two really crazy ones (comparing him to Isner):

     
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    I can't help but notice the racist intone towards Asian men.
     
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    Are you serious?
     
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  32. [Z]engin

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    He's not going to be the #1 in the near future, that's for sure.

    How long are Djokovic and Murray on the tour? Neither of them have reached that position, Nole briefly smelled the #2 position.
     
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  33. kishnabe

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    Um nooo...Maybe number 10 but that is about it!
     
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  34. Sentinel

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    Far from suresh's "drying up pool of old farts"
    :D
    You just beat the almost epic "andy murray to win more slams this year?" thread of Jan 10.

    I love your positive attitude. I think Davydenko and Tsonga can win more slams, too.
     
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  35. Sentinel

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    Far from suresh's "drying up pool of old farts"
    that's a very obese platypus with too much makeup.
     
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  36. Fedace

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    Don't be surprised if Kei pulls off an upset or two next week. He is playing well and injury free. and those large Japanese contingent are very supportive and show up in mass. Only thing is they tend to remain quiet during the matches... lol
     
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  37. UMDTennis23

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    It would be awesome but I wouldn't count on it. Hes got Fognini, Davydenko then Verdasco. Seems like too much of a challenge to me.
     
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  38. Fedace

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    All 3 guys you mentioned, Kei CAN beat. Fogninin no problem. Davydenko not in top form--definitely beatble for Kei. Verdasco has been making errors like he is pimping iron for Gil Reyes,,,,,Kei will take him in 5 sets.:)
     
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  39. Bryan Swartz

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    Both Davydenko and Verdasco would be significant upsets. Fognini is basically a guy in the same situation as Nishikori -- a couple years older though and I think he's basically peaked. That match could go either way but it's the kind of match that Kei needs to win to move up.

    Honestly I expect Kei to beat Fognini and lose to Davydenko -- if he gets past the second round it's a great AO for him. As far as Verdasco goes, I wouldn't be half surprised to see him lose right away to Tipsy.
     
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  40. Fedace

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    Kei Nishkori beating on Fogninini like cheap apron...
     
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  41. ATP100

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    He has already had a career ending injury, he just hasn't quit playing yet.
     
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  42. birmingham

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    nishikori

    Let me correct myself..He can win Grandslam someday.
    and I mean it.. Hes got so much talent..and can beat some good players..some posters here are so rude to asians..
     
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  43. Sentinel

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    Far from suresh's "drying up pool of old farts"
    true.
    somedev will also win more slams one day and be #1.

    wait, he's not asian, he's indian.
     
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  44. birmingham

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    kei Nishikori

    " Hes Japanese"
     
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    You're kidding, right? You really went there?
     
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  46. Manus Domini

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    remind me how again? Last I checked, no one here was anti-oriental

    plus, technically Asians have won slams if they were from the Asian part of Russia (I don't know if any were or weren't, but Russia considers itself Europe)

    Indians are Asians :neutral:
     
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  47. Sentinel

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    Far from suresh's "drying up pool of old farts"
    this is a ref to what Bud posted earlier in another thread. ;)
     
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  48. Bryan Swartz

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    I don't think Nishikori is Slam winner material, and he's my favorite young player. I think he can be at least Top 20, maybe Top 10, and the main thing he needs(and is getting) is match experience.

    The biggest thing though is he needs to massively improve consistency and defensive capability on the forehand side, and continue improving his serve. When he wasn't busy talking to himself, whining to the ump or no-one in particular, or demonstrating in basically every way that he didn't care(the final game of the second set was just classic), Fognini exposed that fairly regularly.

    Kei's backhand and movement around the court though? Things of beauty, things of beauty.
     
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  49. Manus Domini

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    oh ok lol

    didn't catch that
     
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    If World = Japan then yes
     
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