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RG R1: Nishikori def. Lu 6-1 6-3 6-4

Lu is the Grand Pubah of clay clowns. Nishikori did what was necessary.

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Re: RG R1: Nishikori def. Lu 6-1 6-3 6-4

No bagel? Disappointed. Nishi had tons of chances to break but either was making an UE or Lu started hitting the ball cleaner. Still, nid.
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RG R1: Nishikori bt Lu 6-1 6-3 6-4

From what I've seen there is very little gas in Kei's tank, his fitness is not good, he was tired from middle of second set.
Lu's game was just an UEfest: he shot every bird flying by court number two.

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Re: RG R1: Nishikori def. Lu 6-1 6-3 6-4

Lu didn't play as bad as I expected. He hits a really good ball and dictated play at times. His serve is an issue, though. Really weak. Kei won around 60% of returning points, which is unheard of at the ATP level.

Kei also had issues with his serving, and was inconsistent at times, but got the job done in the end, hit some spectacular shots. First result of the men's French Open.
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Re: RG R1: Nishikori def. Lu 6-1 6-3 6-4

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Re: RG R1: Nishikori def. Lu 6-1 6-3 6-4

I think Lu put in some extra effort, probably played better than the "few" other clay court matches in his career...

And hope Kei will improve his fitness level, round 2 here we go!

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Re: RG R1: Nishikori bt Lu 6-1 6-3 6-4

LOLz...I like your description about Lu's UEs, it paints a very funny picture!

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Re: RG R1: Nishikori def. Lu 6-1 6-3 6-4

First guy through

Needs to pick it up in the next round though
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Well, it's not like Lu stood any chance here.

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Re: RG R1: Nishikori def. Lu 6-1 6-3 6-4

good job kei, expected
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Lu shouldn't be allowed to play tennis again.

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Re: RG R1: Nishikori def. Lu 6-1 6-3 6-4

from what I saw Lu was embarrassingly bad...Kei really should have bagel this clown at least

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Re: RG R1: Nishikori def. Lu 6-1 6-3 6-4

Lu should retire for his fan.... his coach Nah but seriously I don't know where he gets his points and I don't want to know but come on. A country that big must have something better.
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