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Kei is listed as 177cm(5'10") and his birthday is July 23rd in Japanese tennis sites. Birthday is December(in atptennis.com) and Height:175cm(in ITF profile)
His height may have changed from his Jnr ITF profile but the month of his b'day!? Atptennis.com will probably update his profile if Kei gets more results.

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Unlucky Kei, maybe he was a bit nervous at 4-1 up in the 2nd but Tursunov always has the ability to string many good games together. I think it's also a very tough match-up for him because Tursunov likes to overpower his opponents and Kei has no big serve or powerful groundstrokes to control the rallies.

It's been a great experience for sure and I hope he takes advantage of his SE for Washington.
The reality is even if Kei was to grow 3 or 4cm taller, he'll be around 180cm which is like a Hewitt or Agassi. Its enough to make a difference but not much compare to a Roddick or Safin.
So he's likely to meet opponents with more power, but I believe the combination of speed and great technique can make up the difference in physical strength. i.e. the quick hands of Federer, Nadal’s recovery speed. Like in Tai chi, use the opponent’s power to your own advantage.

Not that I’m saying Kei have these abilities, but if a player emerge similar to Kei’s physique and possess those talents can match the best of them. Obviously I hope Kei can be one.

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Kei is listed as 177cm(5'10") and his birthday is July 23rd in Japanese tennis sites. Birthday is December(in atptennis.com) and Height:175cm(in ITF profile)
His height may have changed from his Jnr ITF profile but the month of his b'day!?
whoa.. july and december is a big difference O_o maybe the japanese sites go by the lunar calender or something. would that make that huge of a difference?
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I know what you mean but when it comes to D.O.B for passport or official stats etc. We all follow the same calendar, and i think most of the younger generation won't even know their Lunar birthdays(If Japan also have this, I thought it was only in Chinese culture) or how to calculate it.

I was thinking either side just screwed up, miscomunication :P

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Re: Kei Nishikori

How interesting about his birthday


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yay, picture! so whats the difference between being a pro and an amateur? besides the getting paid part.
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I'm not 100%, so please correct me if ive mistaken. I think it still allows them to play on the junior circut, but there are limits/restrictions to the tournaments you can enter on ATP tour.

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But i think what you point out already might be the biggest difference, its probably all abt the money.

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I actually have no idea
He's in a tiebreaker with Gabashvili right now.
It's 3-2 for him.


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Re: Kei Nishikori

Kei won 7-6(4) 6-3
I'm so excited for him, it's his time to get up in the rankings

2R against (probably) Benneteau. Good luck!


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woot woot! go kei! i hope he gets to like semis or quarters.. whenever they happen to broadcast it on tv so i can watch him play and cheer and go crazy
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Great follow up to last weeks performance.

Go kei!

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Nice one Kei, trully taking advantage of the SE.

Benneteau could be a tough match-up though because he can rally with Kei from the back of the court. But if he can pull it off, it will be a dream 3rd round match with H-T.
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A 3rd round match between Lee would be awesome

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