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Montanes def. Nishikori 7-5 6-2

dijus
03-26-2008, 09:07 PM
And yes, it's on hard :lol:

TankingTheSet
03-26-2008, 09:09 PM
It's also in Kei's backyard (Bolletieri academy), surprising.

Alonsofz
03-26-2008, 09:09 PM
Kei :o :o :o :o :o, he had 3-0* at first set, or something like that :sad:

Clay Death
03-26-2008, 09:09 PM
And yes, it's on hard :lol:


very surprising. Nishikori has done nothing since gunning down the hard court specialist-- Blake-- in Delray Beach.

rofe
03-26-2008, 09:09 PM
There goes the Nishikori bandwagon.

tangerine_dream
03-26-2008, 09:10 PM
Back down to earth he comes.

LeChuck
03-26-2008, 09:11 PM
This is the first time that Montanes has beaten a player ranked inside the top 250 away from clay, since his 6-4 6-4 victory over Gabashvili in R1 at New Haven last August.

dijus
03-26-2008, 09:12 PM
This is the first time that Montanes has beaten a player ranked inside the top 250 away from clay, since his 6-4 6-4 victory over Gabashvili in R1 at New Haven last August.

and that match was not a clear match, man ;)

Deivid23
03-26-2008, 09:12 PM
Is Japanese tennis a joke again CmonAussie? :scratch:

Clay Death
03-26-2008, 09:12 PM
There goes the Nishikori bandwagon.


was that bandwagon constructed of toilet paper?

ChinoRios4Ever
03-26-2008, 09:12 PM
probably he was injuried who knows

or this is the slowest hc ever :shrug:

rocketassist
03-26-2008, 09:18 PM
ffs Kei :o

This was a nailed-on pick! How :mad:

Jaap
03-26-2008, 09:19 PM
Nishikori is a soft hitter. Montanes more at home against a fellow soft hitter.

Result is a suprise though.

osalsyst
03-26-2008, 09:21 PM
Kei broke in the second game of the match and served for the set at *5-3. Not sure about any set points saved by Montanes. Anyway, how do you go from making a comeback against Blake to blowing against Montanes?

Kei, you disappoint!

Clay Death
03-26-2008, 09:21 PM
probably he was injuried who knows

or this is the slowest hc ever :shrug:


its just life in the fast lane (ATP circuit). he is just 18.

JMG
03-26-2008, 09:37 PM
very surprising. Nishikori has done nothing since gunning down the hard court specialist-- Blake-- in Delray Beach.

He had some of his biggest wins in his career after Delray.

Xavidbz
03-26-2008, 09:58 PM
I think Nishikori has had to play very bad to lose against Montañés :o

Anyway, congrats Albert, and, if the Don beat Lalo last week, you can do it too! ;)

maxxo
03-26-2008, 11:32 PM
mug

Klaas_nalbandian
03-26-2008, 11:52 PM
didn't expect this to happen

Bilbo
03-26-2008, 11:54 PM
he will come back

Experimentee
03-27-2008, 02:50 AM
I think the pressure of performing well in his backyard was just too much for the young kid.

It was a pretty serious choke, 5-2 in the 1st against Montanes on a hardcourt.

He also performed badly when playing in Japan last year. He just has to learn to deal with the pressure.

Ferrero Forever
03-27-2008, 03:19 AM
This is great news! Kei will have many more opportunities, and I'm happy because I like Montanes, but even happier because I can't see Ferrero losing to Montanes

Kolya
03-27-2008, 03:39 AM
Surprised.

*Viva Chile*
03-27-2008, 04:16 AM
Kei :silly:

*bunny*
03-27-2008, 06:49 AM
Firstly, Kei deserves WC not only for his recent success and being managed by IMG but also as the winner of the Luxilon Cup last year. (the junior event run along Miami AMS and the winner usually gets WC the following year.)

But a disappointing loss nonetheless. :sad: Not that Montanes is a bad player but his recent results suggest he was ripe for picking. True, the "home" pressure might have got to Kei, or he might have had some physical problems. Come to think of it, this is probably the first time he played a top 100 Spaniard who has solid if not spectacular baseline game and can grind it out from behind without becoming impatient. Kei has played in Europe, too, but on the junior level, and I guess he's more used to playing big-hitting Americans. Anyway, he will learn from this experience for sure. There's no need to hurry.
Good luck in Davis Cuo, Kei! :yeah:

*bunny*
03-27-2008, 06:50 AM
Sorry double post! :o

Minotaur
03-27-2008, 11:02 AM
Come to think of it, this is probably the first time he played a top 100 Spaniard who has solid if not spectacular baseline game and can grind it out from behind without becoming impatient. Kei has played in Europe, too, but on the junior level, and I guess he's more used to playing big-hitting Americans.

I guess you've got it right. He was not experienced to play a player who tries to get back everything.

He had his chances though but it was a major let-down (5*3 ---> 57 0*2) that decided the match Montanes way.

Methinks Kei needs a year or 2 in ATP tour to get more experience.