I got to see Nishikori play for the first time
He's got talent, but to be honest, I don't see why he's hailed as "extraordinary", if that's the right word.
There's a bit of Takao Suzuki there - cracking a powerful shot to allow himself room towards the net. And he has a bit of spin, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. But I just think his height will continue to be a disadvantage because (1) it's more difficult to cover the net, and (2) hard-hitting at the baseline could mean injuries.
Still, he's shown more promise than most other Japanese prospects. It'll be interesting to see how he and Go Soeda develop their careers