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

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

  1. Raonic

    54.7%
  2. Nishikori

    45.3%
  1. ruerooo

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    Kei out to an early lead; Milos' earlier hard-fought victories may have taken all his fight.
     
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  2. Rozroz

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    Kei's shoes? anyone?
     
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  3. Tony48

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    Considering the fact that Nishikori is Japanese, the crowd has been very respectful from what I've seen. There's no shouting out between Raonic's 1st and 2nd serves or other U.S. Open/RG-like nonsense.
     
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  4. Ellipses

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    Kei's level has dropped dramatically after the first 3 games. Maybe some part of his body is hurting a bit since he was seeing his trainer. Lots of unforced errors.
     
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  5. Rozroz

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    Kei was wounded at Davis. not sure how fit he is.
     
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  6. Ellipses

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    Was he? How bad was it? He looked good yesterday against Baghdatis.
     
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  7. Nostradamus

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    Why doesn't this guy Raonic play like this in the Majors ? If he had done so, he would have won all 4 majors this year and won the grand slam.
     
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  8. Rozroz

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    i meant that he didn't play in the Davis because of some injury.
    maybe all the last games got to him.
     
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  9. Rozroz

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    actually this match is not his best atm.
    slower serves, more errors than yesterday, slower footwork..
     
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  10. ThusSpokeDrew

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    even if nishikori has some lingering pain somewhere, he looks really nimble on the court right now.
     
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  11. ThusSpokeDrew

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    Looks like a different colorway of the Adidas Adizero Feather II to me
     
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  12. Raz11

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    Great passing shot to set up set point
     
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  13. Rozroz

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    well how can you tell? it's not a recognizable colorway..
     
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  14. Rozroz

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    Kei is set point away..
    and he takes it! he was the better fighter this set.
    Milos has to upgrade his play to win this. he's unsharp.
     
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  15. dangalak

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    My God...I knew Nishikori had a great FH and great movement. But now he is also impressing me with his return of serve and his BH.
     
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  16. Zildite

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    Nishikori is a top 10 returner according to ATP stats
     
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    I googled them. I can't find the colorway anywhere, but the design is exactly the same. I love that colorway.

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. ThusSpokeDrew

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  19. Rozroz

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  20. Rozroz

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    if Milos continues like this he's bound to lose.
     
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  21. beast of mallorca

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    Kei, taking the 1st set. 1-1 in the second. Wow, both are living up to their potential. Good match so far. A big server vs a great returner :)
     
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  22. dangalak

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    A lot of these things are because of ground game. Nishikori has some of the best movement and FH. Naturally he'd have good numbers on ROS. But seemingly, a lot of that is because of ROS as well.
     
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  23. Rozroz

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    apart from his serves, Raonic is terrible now.
     
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  24. ThusSpokeDrew

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    I would say he's the Isner of Canada, but that would actually be insulting.
     
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  25. Rozroz

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    hey, i only meant this match! he must be exhausted.
    he's now pretty much Isner.
     
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  26. Gut Check

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    Nishikori has Rao off balance in a way that Murray could not manage consistently yesterday. Raonic having a lot of trouble squaring away his footing, leading to inability to hit out at the ball and be aggressive. Without that aggression like he displayed against Murray, he's a much easier mark for a quick and clever player like Nishikori.
     
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  27. Rozroz

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    Milos breaks for 5-3
     
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  28. Zildite

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    Milos' correct challenge % this week must be pretty low
     
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  29. Gut Check

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    Wow, that was a quick turnaround from what has been a virtual stalemate so far. Completely different complexion on the match now.

    Still, Raonic lacking the constant push forward in the court that he had yesterday which gave Murray so much trouble.

    Hopefully a quality third set coming up.
     
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  30. Rozroz

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    and Milos takes 2nd set.
     
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  31. Rozroz

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    that's it. Raonic has nothing in the engine.
     
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  32. Zildite

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    Kei goating his way to the title
     
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  33. bezs

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    The Keister is impressive
     
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  34. JadeC

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    Anyone going to watch the Djokovic/Tsonga match?
     
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  35. Tony48

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    LOL, Kei tried to go for the ball and didn't even have a racquet
     
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  36. tennis_pro

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    Wow, it's gonna be a breadstick.
     
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  37. Pwned

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    Wow, Kei really playing great. I like how he is being more aggressive it seems now and taking it to Raonic. Bummer for Raonic, would have been a big title. But Kei getting the big win in Tokyo is pretty cool too.
     
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  38. Zildite

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    Raonic has been bageled by Llodra @ MC before, in case it happens. Not sure of any other times.
     
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  39. powerangle

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    Watching the warm up right now.
     
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  40. tennis_pro

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    What a forehand from Raonic, in the absolute corner.

    Here are 2 points for the Raonic bagel...
     
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  41. Tony48

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    Kei about to bagel Raonic? WTF lol
     
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  42. Rozroz

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    or bagel!----
     
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  43. bezs

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    That jumping Bh is not too shabby
     
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  44. Raz11

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    Wow. Second year in a row that a bagel was dished out.
     
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  45. tennis_pro

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    It's a bagel...sheeeiiii....

    Congrats to Nishikori, must be huge for him and his country.
     
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  46. Marius_Hancu

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    Congratulations to Nishikori and to the Japanese players in general!
     
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  47. tennis_pro

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    It's quite interesting that both man are in the same quarter in Shanghai with Berdych, Tsonga. If they're not too tired they're gonna be some interesting matches coming up soon
     
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  48. Beryl

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    Nishikori must have received word of Kobayashi's podium at the end of the second set, which got him fired up enough to bagel Raonic in the third. Impressive. Great day for Japan.
     
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  49. Tony48

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    Congrats, Kei!
     
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  50. pound cat

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    Great match from Nishikori. Not so good from Raonic.
     

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