Poll: Nishikori vs Raonic - Tokyo Open Final 2012, Who's Your Pick ?

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by beast of mallorca, Oct 6, 2012.

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Who's your pick to win the 2012 Tokyo Open Final ?

  1. Raonic

    54.7%
  2. Nishikori

    45.3%
  1. beast of mallorca

    beast of mallorca Legend

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    Raonic did a great job in beating the US Open GS Champion Andy Murray.
    Nishikori is playing his best game right now, beating Berdych in QF and Baghman in SF. One is 21, the other 22. It's their first meeting? Two of the uprising stars of our game.

    Nishikori is the local favourite, Raonic with 3 titles and Nishikori with 1.

    Who's your pick ?
     
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  2. beast of mallorca

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    Match starts at 11 pm, Pacific time.
    Should be a great match between 2 up and coming stars of our game. Maybe the first of many final matches between them.
     
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  3. vive le beau jeu !

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    ummm first meeting... hard to tell.

    like both milos and kei.
    but i think it would mean more for nishikori to win in tokyo, at home, so... ganbatte ! ;)
     
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  4. kishnabe

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    Nishikori to be first Japanese to win the Japan Title in the Open era.
     
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  5. beast of mallorca

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    I hope so too. Though I wouldn't mind if it's Raonic who wins.

    ?? You pick Kei but voted for Raonic. Why ?
     
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  6. Ellipses

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    I am quite torn over this one. I'd love for Raonic to win because it would go a long way toward breaking into the top 10 by the end of the year. But Kei is in front of his home crowd with the chance of making history ... I guess I'll go with Nishikori. Here's to a great match either way.
     
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  7. kishnabe

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    I just picking who would most likely win. Raonic.

    Though my heart wants Nishikori to take his home title. Raonic will have plenty of chances to win a 500.
     
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  8. Tammo

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    I think Noshikori is a pretty good returner+ he has the crowd. Either one deserves it though.
     
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  9. beast of mallorca

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    I agree with you. I want Kei to win this because there's nothing like winning a big home tournament. I would be very glad for Raonic if he wins his first Canadian Open (unless of course if he is playing Rafa, then we have a different story :). ).
     
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  10. taffymoon

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    As a Canadian I'd like to see Raonic win - we need a revival in tennis in Canada, but for Japan, well, it's nice for every country to have their open won by their own.
     
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  11. papertank

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    Definitely would like to see Kei win. It could go either way.
     
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  12. Tennisguy3000

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    I like both players & its going to be a good match.... as a Canadian I have to say Raonic ;-) I would be happy for Kei if he wins at home too, so either one is fine haha.

    I saw Murray beat Nadal live at the Japan open last year, great match as well :)
     
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  13. ruerooo

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    Oik.

    So not till 2a ET? I'm already tired.
     
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  14. taffymoon

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    We're so nice, lol.;)
     
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  15. Tennisguy3000

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    So True Eh?

    May Raonic pummel Kai into a Japanese sushi roll.... nope, still doesnt feel right ;-)

    Looking forward to the match tonight, luckily I'm on Pacific time :)
     
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  16. Beacon Hill

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    Revival???
     
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  17. cc0509

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    Tough one to call but I want Raonic to win.
     
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  18. InvisibleSoul

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    Actually, it should be 10pm Pacific time or 1am Eastern.
     
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  19. Fastpace Ace

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    I am pulling for the Eastern Lightning to win, but feel Raonic will prevail in straights.
     
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  20. PeteD

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    I watched Milos just barely beat Tattoo Tipsy and then saw Kei twist Birdy into a Czech strudel loaf. At that point, it seemed like Kai was playing a level above Milos. As Murray also seemed, when he beat Stan. That was then. Now I'm voting for Milos.
     
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  21. kishnabe

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    Canadians aren't nice when it comes to Hockey, :).

    Since none of us expect great things from Canadians in tennis. It expected that we be humble.

    Just wait till Raonic wins a slam.....Canada start trolling about tennis.
     
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  22. merwy

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    I think Raonic is very hard to beat, damn I just watched some parts of the Tipsy match and his serve honestly scared me. I hope that I'm wrong and Nishikori surprises me.
     
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  23. Down_the_line

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    Awesome final matchup! It will mean a lot for whoever wins the title.
     
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  24. pound cat

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    A Tokyo would be career changing for Raonic. He woud jump to # 10 in the rankings and wouild have an outside chance of being in the Barclay Finals.


    Sorry Kei...another time for you.

    GO MILOS
     
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  25. 1477aces

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    nishikori in 3
     
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  26. kishnabe

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    Nadal out till next year Aussie.

    Delpo wrist injury. Ferrer stomach virus.

    Raonic has a nice chance....hopefully can skin some heads in Shanghai.
     
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  27. JadeC

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    Would love Kei to win this, but I think Milos will take it.
     
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  28. Strategy

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    Does this match start at 11pm EST?
     
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  29. ruerooo

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    I saw him play Murray, and he's improved again.

    I think Kei has an extra incentive in that this is his home tournament, though.
    I saw an interview with him before the swing started and he talked at length about how much it meant to him to do well here.
     
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  30. ruerooo

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    I read 11pm PT - which means 2a for ET peoples.
     
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  31. flyinghippos101

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    Which means 3am for Atlantic time. Ugh, guess I'm sitting this one out
     
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  32. kishnabe

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    Thankfully SN1 for ET Canadian guys......there is a rerun at 6am.

    I have to stick around for that....
     
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  33. Fastpace Ace

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    I am showing 1 a.m. for U.S. Eastern time for the match start. My source (LSH) is very dependable. I maybe can stay up for the start.
     
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  34. Smasher08

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    I voted for Milos but Kei has an excellent chance.

    Both of these guys will probably be vying for slams in the not-too-distant future.
     
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  35. Fastpace Ace

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    Anybody on the East Coast up for this? Am I alone? Or should I go to bed like my mind and body is telling me?
     
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  36. Zildite

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    Roof alert? Yeah, indoor final.
     
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  37. Fastpace Ace

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    Whoever is still out there enjoy the match! I am passing out....
     
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  38. Marius_Hancu

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    they seem to be opening it, the reason for this delay
     
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  39. pound cat

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    The doubles were delayed and slowly, slowly it opens. 10 more minutes and then things should get started. Sky ia the best streaming yet.
     
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  40. Netspirit

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    ESPN3 is going to show it. Right now they are replaying Raonic vs. Murray.
     
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  41. pound cat

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    Japanese techmology fails...roof breaks...I could still be sleeping
     
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  42. JTJet

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    Match is about to start :)
     
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  43. JTJet

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    Is anyone awake watching it? Nishikori starting off with an easy hold.
     
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  44. Raz11

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    Is Raonic serving relatively poorly or is it Nishikori returning better today?
     
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  45. Raz11

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    And Raonic loses his serve. 36% 1st serve in and 1 DF in his first service game.
     
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  46. Tony48

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    Great point.

    3-0, Kei
     
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  47. Ellipses

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    Man, Nishikori is just playing out of his mind and coming up with some spectacular shots. Raonic looks a bit flat - maybe some fatigue from his long match with Murray?
     
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  48. Rozroz

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    Raonic is back to his old self..
     
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  49. Tony48

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    I agree; I think it's a combination of both.
     
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  50. Ellipses

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    Nishikori's correspondence with the trainer worries me. I hope it doesn't get in the way of the match. Would be a shame.
     
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