Wimbledon 2019, round of 16: Nishikori vs. Kukushkin

Who will win: Nishikori or Kukushkin?


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Interestingly, Nishikori may have saved enough energy to compete hard in week two this time. Of course, I still wouldn't bet on him beating Federer, but he might do better than he did in his two GS quarter-finals so far this year. So long, that is, as the Kukushkin match isn't too long. I went for Nishikori in four sets.
 

gn

G.O.A.T.
Interestingly, Nishikori may have saved enough energy to compete hard in week two this time. Of course, I still wouldn't bet on him beating Federer, but he might do better than he did in his two GS quarter-finals so far this year. So long, that is, as the Kukushkin match isn't too long. I went for Nishikori in four sets.
Ironically, he is saving energy in his least favorite surface.
 

gn

G.O.A.T.
Playing like this? I wouldn't say it's his least favorite...

Kulushkin is always a tough guy to beat. He's a poor man's Davydenko, but Nishikori might prevail. I think in straights.
I have not seen him play since FO. So I am not sure about his form. Going by the results, he should be in good form. I think he will likely defeat Kukushkin in straights.
However, his form would not be good enough against Federer on grass(assuming Fed gets there). I would like to be proven wrong though. ;)
 

DjokoLand

Hall of Fame
Interestingly, Nishikori may have saved enough energy to compete hard in week two this time. Of course, I still wouldn't bet on him beating Federer, but he might do better than he did in his two GS quarter-finals so far this year. So long, that is, as the Kukushkin match isn't too long. I went for Nishikori in four sets.
Great jinx 4 hour+ 5 setter incoming so.
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

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I was so happy for Nishikori when he FINALLY won a final after all those losses in final after final! Glad he is having such a good tournament! Hope it continues with a win today! :)
 
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