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World #17 Kei Nishikori's Rise

MuzzahLovah
02-23-2012, 01:56 AM
Here is the Deuce Article on Kei: http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/DEUCE-Tennis/DEUCE-Australian-Open-2012/Kei-Nishikori.aspx

Kei has broken into the top 20 after the Australian open, (number 12 in the race, 17 in the rankings)

How high can he rise now?

BroTree123
02-23-2012, 02:18 AM
Definitely top 10 at least. Don't think he has that much to defend in the next few months.

BigJohn
02-23-2012, 02:28 AM
Nishikori will fall.

MuzzahLovah
02-23-2012, 02:38 AM
For some perspective, in the next 5 masters, Nishikori is defending 35 points for all 5 together.

cmoss
02-23-2012, 03:22 AM
He & Big John will reach top 10.The major thing hindering him is his serve.I wish Nishikori can borrow Isner'serve.:rolleyes:

Asians grow up slower than other people.That why Asian athletes can play at older ages(Date-Krumm played at 40).He has a lot of empty rooms left to improve.

Naudio Spanlatine
02-23-2012, 03:40 AM
Master Ryu Kei:rocker2: :rocker2:

Guest12315544
02-23-2012, 03:54 AM
My only concern about Kei is his physical size. Since there are so many big guys in the sport today. But I love Kei and want him to get as high in the rankings as he can :)

HKz
02-23-2012, 04:13 AM
He & Big John will reach top 10.The major thing hindering him is his serve.I wish Nishikori can borrow Isner'serve.:rolleyes:

Asians grow up slower than other people.That why Asian athletes can play at older ages(Date-Krumm played at 40).He has a lot of empty rooms left to improve.

Tell that to Chang.

Lurking
02-23-2012, 05:53 AM
Next Ferrer in terms of career progression.

MatchFederer
02-23-2012, 05:58 AM
Hopefully top 8 by the end of the year, for real. I think he can achieve that.

ossie
02-23-2012, 08:11 AM
could become top 10 one day but i donīt see him winning any slams.

thegreendestiny
02-23-2012, 08:40 AM
Having a Tag Heuer campaign sure does makes things easier. :shrug:

DemiCrayanhan
02-23-2012, 08:48 AM
i don't get it. admittedly, i've only watched his basel matches and against tsonga in oz. i still couldn't tell you what he does well. i'm seriously asking guys. if you get it, do tell.

cmoss
02-23-2012, 09:24 AM
Next Ferrer in terms of career progression.

His playing style is pretty similar.He's even taller than Ferrer.

ballbasher101
02-23-2012, 09:25 AM
Next Ferrer in terms of career progression.


Great example. Kei is a solid player who will give the top guys a run for their money. I can't see him winning the truly big events but you just never know.

scoobs
02-23-2012, 09:39 AM
My only concern about Kei is his mental wanderings - it's incredible how many 3 set matches he has to play because he either starts very slowly or loses focus somewhere in the second set. I think if he wants to be a real threat in tournaments he's going to have to learn the art of the routine win while not playing amazingly well.

rinnegan
02-23-2012, 09:42 AM
Wait until he goes Super Saiyan. Top 10 this year for Keizilla.

Nole Rules
02-23-2012, 09:45 AM
Kei has more natural talent than Ferrer IMHO.

chewy
02-23-2012, 01:03 PM
Kei has more natural talent than Ferrer IMHO.

I'm not sure this but Kei is a fair bit younger and has more time to develope an even more rounded game.

I'll go with my heart with the vote, so the sky's the limit!

silverwhite
02-23-2012, 01:24 PM
Like Ferrer? :spit: He's not as consistent and more of a shotmaker :shrug:

jcempire
02-23-2012, 02:06 PM
Kei Nishikori

No 6 after USOPEN

romismak
02-23-2012, 02:36 PM
This bandwagon must to end, he has beaten Tsonga at AO o.k, Nole in Basel o.k. but he wonīt do much, he is great player, with interresting game, but he is not even physically good enough to challenge top guys, and without that he is done, because his serve, body strenght are too big liabilities and weaknesses for modern tennis. Lately he was beaten like nothing by Dr. Ivo in Davis cup, wasnīt even able to get 1 set at least to TB, against probably worst returner in top 100. Great-interresting player, ATP is hoping he will be succesfull - that means a lot of money from JAPAN, and making tennis much more popular in Japan- or in east Asia generally, but really i canīt see him to do anything signifficant in future. Top 10 maybe, but this year no. He wonīt be top 10 this season

MuzzahLovah
02-23-2012, 04:37 PM
Lol, one bad match against a serve bot and you are writing him off. He's beaten Tsonga twice already risen inside the top 20 from outside the top 40 in a couple months.

156mphserve
02-23-2012, 05:08 PM
Yoshihito Nishioka will be better imo:shrug:

romismak
02-23-2012, 06:43 PM
Lol, one bad match against a serve bot and you are writing him off. He's beaten Tsonga twice already risen inside the top 20 from outside the top 40 in a couple months.

I am not writing him off, because of that match- i was pointing out on that match, that he is not so great, the same can be said about matches with Tsonga and Nole-we canīt say how good he is because he won those 2 matches, and if you look in future, his serve and body-strenght wonīt get much better, he can go the way - great ROS, speed and movement, deffense, good shot-making he can be ,,new,, Davydenko at his best, but thatīs it he wonīt be beating top players consistently

finishingmove
02-23-2012, 06:53 PM
top 1

Pea
02-23-2012, 09:30 PM
Definitely top 10. How long he'll stay there depends on his consistency.

Radalek
02-23-2012, 11:39 PM
Yoshihito Nishioka will be better imo:shrug:

Agree. But really happy with Kei doing well :) .

cmoss
02-23-2012, 11:58 PM
No one could have an easy match against players like Ivo & Isner.Federer even got stuck with him in the AO,until the tiebreaks.Against a 240kph serve machine, a mistake could be disaster.You'll need to abuse smallest opportunities.

Nishikori has some touchness players like Nadal has,cameback again and again.I think a top 10 or no.11 in this season,right after Isner.

Thunderfish8
02-24-2012, 01:13 AM
I can easily see him replacing Tipsarevic or Fish when they fall out this year.

Jimnik
02-24-2012, 03:27 AM
Youngest in the top 30.