Nishikori played amazing tennis, very fast and using all corners of the court- he reminded me of Davydenko at some moments with his agressive tennis and taking ball early. Berdych was running behind the baseline - he was out of his comfort zone he is not used to be deffender.. why Nishikori wasn´t able to play like this vs Monaco just week ago? i still have flashbacks of that match and he choked there badly when he was leading and now 1 week after he is ,,bullying,, Berdych on the court
Nishikori, other then being a samurai, is a counter puncher, and I mean that in a good way. He takes the ball early and redirects it to get powerplayers moving. While he didn't play well against Monaco, it's also true that Monaco doesn't give him as much pace to redirect and has much better defense.