Nishikori having a quietly successful season

#1
Amist all the Kyrgios threads and Z bashing threads, No one has noticed Keis success this season.

He's has a injury free year (so far) and is on the cusp of sneaking into the worlds top 5. All this achieved despite having no top 15 wins this year and only one 250 title in the last 12 months.

Kei has become quite the vulture, a guy whose no threat to win big titles but consistently gets the results to maintain his ranking and income. He knows his place in the pecking order.

For once Lets given some credit to the quiet, humble man who makes a good living from tennis.

 
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Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
#5
The sad realisation that a player that once was touted as a big hope is now considered a permanent threat only in under M1000 events. A new Ferrer of sorts, minus the health.

:cool:
 
#7
Started the year good but he hasn’t exactly been great of late:

3R in Indian Wells losing to Hurkacz (won 1 match, lost 1)
2R in Miami losing to Lajovic (didn’t win a match)
2R in Monte Carlo losing to Herbert (didn’t win a match)
SF in Barcelona losing to Medvedev (won 3 matches, lost 1)
3R in Madrid losing to Stan (won 1 match, lost 1)
Coming into Rome he’s 5-5 in his last 10 matches.. not great
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
#14
His record this season has been far from spectacular. Did win Brisbane and make the quarters of the AO but his Masters record so far has been distinctly mediocre: 3rd round, 2nd round, 2nd round, 3rd round. Needs to go deep in Rome if he is to convince me he has any kind of shot at RG. Kept healthy so far which is always a good sign in his case.
 
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