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AO R1: [16] Nishikori def Hanescu 67 63 61 63

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Hanescu practically gave up in the 4th set.

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Re: AO R1: [16] Nishikori def Hanescu 67 63 61 63

I give him one more round
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Re: AO R1: [16] Nishikori def Hanescu 67 63 61 63

Not a good performance, but got it done and that's what matters. The fact that he didn't let this turn into one of his trademark early round 5-set mugathons is a plus as well. He should pick up his game as he advances through the draw.

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Re: AO R1: [16] Nishikori def Hanescu 67 63 61 63

I'm worried about Nishikori spending extra sets in the sun. he needs to make a deep run here.

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Good start for Kei.

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Re: AO R1: [16] Nishikori def Hanescu 67 63 61 63

Solid start Nishi. Obviously didn't panic after 1st set.
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Horrid first set but good to see he picked up after that
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Re: AO R1: [16] Nishikori def Hanescu 67 63 61 63

that choke in the 4th by Hanescu, dear god. Absolute sitter with Nishikori at net to break at 3-3 15-40, makes UE on next one too, broken from GP up next game

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Re: AO R1: [16] Nishikori def Hanescu 67 63 61 63

Kei choked away a lot of BPs in the first set, not a great performance but at least he's through.
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Surprised Hanescu won a set :shocked: , nishikori should have won easier, don't like his chances to go far.


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