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Nishikori will win a slam

He's got the game, he's got the dominating returns and he's got the flair and finesse. He's the best 'young' gun out there, when Fedal+Nole say goodbye, he'll grab one sooner rather than later.

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Re: Nishikori will win a slam

hopefully he will win more than one. would be great for the game, he is a really nice player, great to see, and when he is on, its amazing

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Re: Nishikori will win a slam

He needs to beef up that serve though - he can't get away with no free points off serve at all vs the top players. If he manages to improve his serve big time and stay away from injury, he will definitely be a contender.
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Re: Nishikori will win a slam

It's premature to say he will win a major until he wins at least probably 3 masters, needs to improve the serve and get fitter too, as he's had too many injury/health issues.

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Re: Nishikori will win a slam

The Samurai must improve the serve but yes, he is on the golden path.

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Re: Nishikori will win a slam

Not tall enough and while he's certainly talented, he isn't, say, Rios (who didn't win a slam either). then again, this is a much weaker era so the comparison might be a bit void.

anyway, to answer the question with a concrete answer, i certainly see nishikori with 0 slams to his name but he might grab a MS if things click for him and the draw is favourable.

you're all free to launch nishikori for bandwagon player of the month, though.

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That will never happen. His fitness and serve always will be an issue. Though I hope Kei will win at least 1-2 Masters.

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Re: Nishikori will win a slam

like lenders said, he needs to improve that serve. he's had the game for a while now, but he's raised his level and gathered up some confidence recently.
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Re: Nishikori will win a slam

he is so young and can improve his serve throughout the years

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Nadal has won 11 slams, and only with one of them he needed his serve. Just develop that ground game and those returns, and glory will come for King Kei

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Not tall enough and while he's certainly talented, he isn't, say, Rios (who didn't win a slam either). then again, this is a much weaker era so the comparison might be a bit void.

anyway, to answer the question with a concrete answer, i certainly see nishikori with 0 slams to his name but he might grab a MS if things click for him and the draw is favourable.

you're all free to launch nishikori for bandwagon player of the month, though.
I just had to stop right there. There is a reason a player like Rios became No. in his prime and that WTA was dominating the tennis world at that exact period.

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I just had to stop right there. There is a reason a player like Rios became No. in his prime and that WTA was dominating the tennis world at that exact period.
time to lay down that pipe, mate.

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I just had to stop right there. There is a reason a player like Rios became No. in his prime and that WTA was dominating the tennis world at that exact period.
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i said "lay down", not "share"

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Re: Nishikori will win a slam

wta was way better with hingis, davenport, williams sisters, pierce, seles...
atp had rios and moya as number ones

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