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jwjh 06-16-2013 11:07 PM

Sneaky Nishi
 
Climbing up to a career-high 11th in the rankings this week. Now only 325 points behind 10th placed Wawa. Can and will he make the top 10?

Leelord337 06-16-2013 11:16 PM

congrats to kei. he did sneak up those rankings, lol. I wonder how many points he has to defend at wimbledon, thats a huge factor

well looks like he made it to the third round last year so if he makes it past that he should climb the rankings even more. http://2012.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scor...s/ms/r3s1.html

Raz11 06-17-2013 12:11 AM

If he can win more than 200 points between now and US open over Wawrinka then he can be in the top 10. But he will be defending 500 points from Tokyo so it may not last long even if ge gets there.

grandmaster 06-17-2013 03:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Raz11 (Post 7512176)
If he can win more than 200 points between now and US open over Wawrinka then he can be in the top 10. But he will be defending 500 points from Tokyo so it may not last long even if ge gets there.

he'll do well in tokyo.

PimpMyGame 06-17-2013 03:23 AM

I didn't see that coming. Going to have to call him Ninjakori from now on.

phnx90 06-17-2013 03:44 AM

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Originally Posted by PimpMyGame (Post 7512277)
I didn't see that coming. Going to have to call him Ninjakori from now on.

Good one haha

This is great news; I like watching Kei play

ShoeShiner 06-17-2013 04:03 AM

GO GO Nishikori.

surfvland 06-17-2013 07:33 AM

Kei is incredible. I remember watching him beat Ryan Sweeting in Carson a few years back, and thought this guy is going places. By the way Ryan raged so hard after that loss that he obliterated his racket to the point where all he had left to hold on to was the pallet. I have seen him play many times live since on much larger stages, and he is the epitome of composure. Who says you have to be 6' plus to make it in the pros. Superior intelligence and technique will make you successful in this game.

vive le beau jeu ! 06-17-2013 07:43 AM

great news for kei... omedetou gozaimasu ! :)
and hoping for a good showing at wimbledon...

1477aces 06-17-2013 07:59 AM

He might be short but has huge hands.

The Meat 06-17-2013 08:29 AM

I feel bad for saying this but....hope he passes Wawrinka for 10!!!

Leelord337 06-17-2013 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by surfvland (Post 7512572)
Kei is incredible. I remember watching him beat Ryan Sweeting in Carson a few years back, and thought this guy is going places. By the way Ryan raged so hard after that loss that he obliterated his racket to the point where all he had left to hold on to was the pallet. I have seen him play many times live since on much larger stages, and he is the epitome of composure. Who says you have to be 6' plus to make it in the pros. Superior intelligence and technique will make you successful in this game.

And I remember ryan sweeting beating him at the men's claycourt champs.

tennis_hack 06-17-2013 02:35 PM

Nishikori is only going downhill from here.

Fast, lower bouncing surfaces from here on out do not favor his full western forehand and heavy topspin backhand.

Shaolin 06-17-2013 02:39 PM

Stoked for Kei he's one of my favorite players. Didn't realize he was almost top 10 now. So awesome.

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Originally Posted by Leelord337 (Post 7513260)
And I remember ryan sweeting beating him at the men's claycourt champs.


Whatever happened to Sweeting? He was playing great there for a while, now I never hear about him.

Goosehead 06-17-2013 02:54 PM

no Japanese male player has ever been in the world top 10..

he had project-45 a while ago..to get higher than 45 rank which was japans highest at that time..project-10 it is then.

ruerooo 06-17-2013 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by PimpMyGame (Post 7512277)
I didn't see that coming.

Rafa said he figured he would be top ten. Long time ago.

Quote:

Originally Posted by PimpMyGame (Post 7512277)
Going to have to call him Ninjakori from now on.

LOL. :-)

TheTruth 06-17-2013 06:16 PM

Good for Nishikori. He's a very good competitor.

Kirijax 06-17-2013 07:50 PM

I see Nishikori updates here on TV almost every time he has a match. Before he came along, the best ranking for a Japanese male was Matsuoka Shuzo's #46. He's breaking all kinds of records. I really hope he cane break into the top ten and stay there for awhile.

zapvor 06-17-2013 08:04 PM

kei is overrated though. hes kind of like verdasco. good but not top 10 material. hes more consistent though. i think time will wear him out sooner than later. his game is not big enough. hes just using the system to gain points and climb up

Mladic 06-17-2013 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by zapvor (Post 7513938)
kei is overrated though. hes kind of like verdasco. good but not top 10 material. hes more consistent though. i think time will wear him out sooner than later. his game is not big enough. hes just using the system to gain points and climb up

what? comparing Kei to Verdasco?
they are like at the opposite end of the spectrum.


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