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World #17 Kei Nishikori's Rise

Here is the Deuce Article on Kei: http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/DEU...Nishikori.aspx

Kei has broken into the top 20 after the Australian open, (number 12 in the race, 17 in the rankings)

How high can he rise now?

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Definitely top 10 at least. Don't think he has that much to defend in the next few months.

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Nishikori will fall.
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Re: World #17 Kei Nishikori's Rise

For some perspective, in the next 5 masters, Nishikori is defending 35 points for all 5 together.

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He & Big John will reach top 10.The major thing hindering him is his serve.I wish Nishikori can borrow Isner'serve.

Asians grow up slower than other people.That why Asian athletes can play at older ages(Date-Krumm played at 40).He has a lot of empty rooms left to improve.
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My only concern about Kei is his physical size. Since there are so many big guys in the sport today. But I love Kei and want him to get as high in the rankings as he can

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He & Big John will reach top 10.The major thing hindering him is his serve.I wish Nishikori can borrow Isner'serve.

Asians grow up slower than other people.That why Asian athletes can play at older ages(Date-Krumm played at 40).He has a lot of empty rooms left to improve.
Tell that to Chang.

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Next Ferrer in terms of career progression.
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Hopefully top 8 by the end of the year, for real. I think he can achieve that.
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could become top 10 one day but i don´t see him winning any slams.
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Having a Tag Heuer campaign sure does makes things easier.

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i don't get it. admittedly, i've only watched his basel matches and against tsonga in oz. i still couldn't tell you what he does well. i'm seriously asking guys. if you get it, do tell.

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Next Ferrer in terms of career progression.
His playing style is pretty similar.He's even taller than Ferrer.
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Next Ferrer in terms of career progression.

Great example. Kei is a solid player who will give the top guys a run for their money. I can't see him winning the truly big events but you just never know.
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