AO R2: Nishikori def. Flo Mayer 6/4, 6/3, 0/6, 6/3
Nice match. Kei was able to live with Flo's changes of pace and showed off with his forehand hitting winners everywhere.
In the third set Kei struggled with his serve and seemed to conserve his energy after going down two breaks. In the fourth it was duly Mayer's turn to struggle majorly with his serve, and as his game started to wilter Kei stepped in and finished it. Great allcourt action from both players.
funky flo brought the funk but little did he know that kei was training and preparing on the ddr while listening to j pop for this match. first two sets were much more competitive than the scoreline suggests and kudos to both players for some brilliant shotmaking throughout the match.
We should be appreciative of Federer though, because we will never see anything like him again. The fact he can still compete for slams ever after the erosion of his physical skills is really a greater testament to the natural talent he has than the period of time when he was dominating the tour.
Mayer didn't look comfortable at all in the first two sets. Don't know what happened in the third.
well funky flo hit a perfect slice approach yet (in the 2nd set) kei just hit backhand down the line winner off it. these tactics usually work for flo.... so yes... flo facial expression seem some what uncomfortable.. as the third set it was kei who went walkabout and just started spraying errors.