Come On Nishikori!!

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  1. TennisHound

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    Okei, Kei, Now is the time to bring it!This is the one win I would like to see this year. I think once Nishikori gets a taste of beating Djokovic, he will do it again and again. I would like to see him do the same with Murray.
     
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  2. roundiesee

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    I hope I'm wrong, but I'm afraid it'll be more of the same old tired results, :(
     
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  3. zeekhoe

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    it'll come down to whether or not he can take advantage of nole's porous second serve. take advantage of that and I think kei can do it.
     
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  4. PeterHo

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    He's already beaten Nole at Us open and then kept losing again.

    Nole is great not because he was born that way, nor does he have greater talent than Federer, Nadal or even Murray. Noles achieved so much because he kept working hard to figure out his opponents.
     
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  5. SumYungGai

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    I'll be rooting for Kei, but I have a feeling 6-4 6-3 Djokovic sounds about right.
     
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  6. TennisHound

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    Yep, good call guys. I wanted him to rise up, but dJoker was too tough this time. :)
     
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  7. TupeloDanger

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    Pathetic.

    A purported "top ten" player ought to lose when his opponent hits the ball so well, it's just too difficult to return. Or, if not, that player ought to barely miss by either nipping the tape or going a couple inches awry.

    Nishikori just dumped ball after ball into the middle of the net, four or five balls into a rally. Any other era, this guy struggles to stay in the top 50.
     
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  8. watungga

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    Monfils could have beaten Djokovic if he would patiently imitate his countryman Giles Simon. He has the stamina and endurance to bore the audience and even Djokovic himself.
     
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  9. Slice'n'dice

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    Nah nonsense. He's a class player. The era might be weak but it isn't that weak. He just doesn't bring his game against Djokovic these days. Except that match in Rome he was pretty good. Work ahead for Nishi though for sure.
     
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  10. roundiesee

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    Same old result; ah well, good of you guys to root for Kei................
     
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    You're cut off. No more beer for this man.
     
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  12. VexlanderPrime

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    wut. His stamina blows.
     
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    Get it. You cheer for anyone not named Djokovic. Everyone can dream.
     
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  14. Mainad

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    Except that Djokovic never seems to get bored defending against his opponents no matter who they might be. ;)
     
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    Oopsie-doopsie
    One day you will realize that 4.5 cannot beat 5.0. Similar applies at the higher level ;)
     
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  16. WhiskeyEE

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    I don't see how Kei can hurt Novak. Novak keeps the ball consistently deep and Kei hits a lot of short balls. Novak has the better serve and everything else. Pretty crazy that he has any wins over Novak considering Novak is better in every way. Basically Kei needs Novak to play his worst tennis.
     
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    Yeah, I don't see it either. Nishikori is basically Djokovic Lite.

    The only thing Nishikori has over Djokovic is the entertainment factor and flash--for someone who plays so similar to Djokovic, Nishikori is really fun to watch.
     
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  18. Mainad

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    Which is a bit ironic because Nishikori is renowned for taking the ball early and driving it deep into the corners. That is what he does at his best. Like most opponents, he tends to get overwhelmed by the consistency and power of Djokovic's defence, gets nervous and then turns into a UE machine. That's been the pattern for Djokovic's opponents all week despite the latter's often dodgy serving (much improved in the final).

    Djokovic gets into everybody's head. Only the very best have a chance of beating him.
     
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    Whenever he can't win the majority of the points from the baseline(he's among the very best in this department, but Djokovic on a normal day is clearly superior to him), his serve simply isn't good enough to keep him in the match, especially against a returner of Nole's calibre. He's just not good enough.
     
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  20. TennisHound

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    There's nothing wrong with Djokovic (other than blowing up at ball kids, lol). However, after seeing the Fed debacle over Sharapova, I have more respect for Djokovic (that's not saying much since Fed is the bottom of the barrel regarding arrogance and social development). At least he went to bat for Troicki. Federer would have tried to ruin him, regardless of the WADA finding.
     
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