Re: Tokyo final: Raonic vs Nishikori?
Two keys to this match:
1) Milos's mental strength - he's been good this week coping with pressure moments, and will need to be again as he closes on the biggest title so far. If he copes, he has a great chance.
2) Kei's returning. Kei has virtually no record against huge servers. 0-0 vs Isner, 0-0 vs Milos, 0-1 vs Ivo (DC this year, straight sets Karlovic). If he can get on some Raonic first serves (or Milos serves a poor first serve %), then Kei has the ground game and confidence right now to find a way through. If Kei can't handle the heat of the serve, he's in trouble.
I'm calling this Raonic 76 64.