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Baton Rouge R2: Nishikori def Ram 6-3 6-7(3) 6-3

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Re: Baton Rouge R2: Nishikori def Ram 6-3 6-7(3) 6-3

nah, they shouldn't waste a wildcard on him
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Indeed, he should be playing HC-challengers in the US. Winning against Ram isn't an achievement though, but good that he is back and seems fit.
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if you defeat Rajeev ram, you are taking a baby-step. If you defeat a player that is up in the rankings,Top50, then you should start getting wilcards into tournaments.
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Re: Baton Rouge R2: Nishikori def Ram 6-3 6-7(3) 6-3

Oh please. The kid was gone for a fucking entire year. The first challenger he enters he makes the quarterfinal and people whine he is a waste and his scores aren't achievement. By the way he plays with a protected ranking, not a WC here or anywhere else.

Go back to your casual "Federer should retire" threads.

Kei plays Tobias Kamke next. This one will be tougher; not sure how about his stamina and psychical shape after this break, Kamke is in the good shape. But I don't cross Nishikori out here.

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Re: Baton Rouge R2: Nishikori def Ram 6-3 6-7(3) 6-3

He is taking small steps. Beat Brendan Evans in round1 3-6 6-1 6-1, and beating Ram is for sure a bigger step Ram is ranked 85 and was the #1 seed in the tournament. It's a pretty decent win. The next step would be to actually win this tournament, which is possible with Kamke coming up next.

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nah, they shouldn't waste a wildcard on him
Because they have so many other better WC candidates?


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if you defeat Rajeev ram, you are taking a baby-step. If you defeat a player that is up in the rankings,Top50, then you should start getting wilcards into tournaments.
Silly logic. If he's ranked high enough to play top 50 opponents he wouldn't need the WC.

Nobody comes back from a year-long absence and defeats top 50 players immediately.
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happy that he is back, kamke is very dangerous though
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First of all, Kei will probably use the protected ranking of #106 to enter RG. Usually that should be high enough for him to enter main draw, right? So no need for WC there.

Until only a few weeks ago, he was still having pains in his arm when serving. But so far this week he's saying he hasn't had any pain (according to his facebook).
Still, his serve has never been a big weapon and it looks like it's holding him back, although he's always dangerous in return games.
I don't know anything about Kamke, but he has beaten his first two opponents quite handily so he must be playing good. But Kei has beaten Ram, the top seed, so he must be feeling very well too. I hope it will be a good match!

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Rajeev Ram = Current Newport Champion! Don't dis him!
you say that like you know he is going to defend that title.
I am a fan, but right now he is going down a beaten path. He needs to stop doubles and focus on singles.

His doubles partner should go back to Jamie Murray.
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