It was a good match. I liked Nishikori before, and I like him even more now. A 3rd set was a bit more than he could handle, I think, but he played very well in those first two sets. Rafa never really played badly, although after he slid into the net and got broken in the 2nd set - he looked as though he'd rather be frolicking on the beach in Mallorca with his girlfriend. Rafa picked it up a bit in the 3rd set and only lost like 4 points on his serve (one of those being a double fault, so only 3 that he actually played). Good job from him.
Now Rafa can continue his tradition of losing in the QF's. It's worked so well the past 2 years, why the hell stop now? Vamos Rafa!