Re: Kei Nishikori (JPN) To Make The Semi- Final Of The Australian Open 2011
I think he'll get routined by Verdasco, assuming that the latter can play a half-decent match. It should be quite sunny and hot by Friday so that gives Verdasco a large edge on physical fitness. It really is man vs. boy in that respect.
Failing that, I agree that he might win his R4 encounter with Gasquet or Berdych. Assuming that it is Berdych, he will need Tomas's game to be mis-firing, otherwise he doesn't have an answer to raw power.
I would really not expect him to beat Djokovic at this stage, so I cannot see him going as far as SF.