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Houston R1: Clay maestro Blake beats Nishikori 6-4, 6-4.

The Freak
04-17-2008, 02:59 AM
By the looks of it the first set was routine, and the second was more difficult as Nishikori was up a break at 3-1, but James answered.
15 year old Harrison next!

Clay Death
04-17-2008, 03:04 AM
By the looks of it the first set was routine, and the second was more difficult as Nishikori was up a break at 3-1, but James answered.
15 year old Harrison next!


so Blake evens the score.

Nishikori`s stock is slowly rising.

~*BGT*~
04-17-2008, 03:08 AM
That's what the result should have been in DB. :yeah:

Clay Death
04-17-2008, 03:10 AM
That's what the result should have been in DB. :yeah:


it was just destiny bgt. the kid had survived all kinds of match points in his semifinal match.

*bunny*
04-17-2008, 03:16 AM
:sad:

Have a good rest after the long flight from India, Kei, and good luck in Bermuda! :hug:

chris.chan92
04-17-2008, 03:20 AM
Rematch didn't fufill my expectations. But nice win Blake.

Merton
04-17-2008, 03:26 AM
I am sure Emilio Sanchez watched the match in full and then promptly called Nadal and Ferrer. Both of them are trembling in fear right now, unable to sleep :sad:

Clay Death
04-17-2008, 03:35 AM
I am sure Emilio Sanchez watched the match in full and then promptly called Nadal and Ferrer. Both of them are trembling in fear right now, unable to sleep :sad:


really. American will be fried and then smoked beyond recognition in Spain in September.

oh the pain in Spain....

RagingLamb
04-17-2008, 03:43 AM
let's see if Blake can beat the 15 year-old Harrison.

I'll be impressed if he does. because I'm always impressed when Blake wins.

Scotso
04-17-2008, 03:52 AM
Kei :sad:

WhataQT
04-17-2008, 04:19 AM
YAY! Keep it going Blake!

tangerine_dream
04-17-2008, 04:20 AM
Good revenge win on his worst surface. :yeah:

Deboogle!.
04-17-2008, 04:29 AM
It was Nishikori's first ATP-level match on clay.... can't imagine it's his fave surface either with his game

tangerine_dream
04-17-2008, 04:34 AM
Regardless, Nishikori is mega uber super duper talented and he could have used his wickedly cool drop shot fake-out to beat Blake again but not this time. Nosiree.

chris.chan92
04-17-2008, 04:37 AM
Kei Nishikori has just bursted onto the scene. Cant expect him to win matches against top players all the time

selyoink
04-17-2008, 04:54 AM
Blake loves the American clay.

Jimnik
04-17-2008, 03:27 PM
Suppose to be Kei's favourite surface. :o

Hopfully he prefers it in Europe.

TankingTheSet
04-17-2008, 03:30 PM
Kei played Davis Cup on grass in India over the weekend -- impossible transition. Let him get used to the clay and he will probably get some results.

jonny84
04-17-2008, 04:45 PM
Still its a good effort for Kei seeing that a) its his first tour match on clay, b) he faces the top seed and c) he was playing DC on grass in India.

Collective
04-17-2008, 04:55 PM
C'mon Kei, you had already beat him. Besides he has a weak and disadvantageous one-handed backhand. I can't believe this loss.