I'd say playing and beating Murray in a tough match is rather more important for any resume than losing to Nishikori (will never win a Slam) after a real battle.
I saw part of that final, Nishikori was reading Raonic's serve very well, but Nishikori can run as much as He wants, some people will just power through him, aka Querrey and top 4, wawrinka amongst others.
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