AO R2: Nishikori def. Flo Mayer 6/4, 6/3, 0/6, 6/3

01-19-2011, 01:38 AM
Nice match. Kei was able to live with Flo's changes of pace and showed off with his forehand hitting winners everywhere.
In the third set Kei struggled with his serve and seemed to conserve his energy after going down two breaks. In the fourth it was duly Mayer's turn to struggle majorly with his serve, and as his game started to wilter Kei stepped in and finished it. Great allcourt action from both players.

01-19-2011, 01:41 AM
Kei had the tools to put Mayer away nicely.

Don't know what that 3rd set was about, but fine match other than that.

01-19-2011, 01:42 AM
Kei looked strong in the last set, some really nice passes.

Flo :hug:

01-19-2011, 01:42 AM
Nishikori's lighting forehand is a beauty

01-19-2011, 01:42 AM
funky flo brought the funk but little did he know that kei was training and preparing on the ddr while listening to j pop for this match. first two sets were much more competitive than the scoreline suggests and kudos to both players for some brilliant shotmaking throughout the match.

01-19-2011, 01:42 AM

01-19-2011, 01:42 AM
Typical Flo.

Good to see Nishikori putting some wins together.

01-19-2011, 01:42 AM
Love watching Mayer play, but good win for the Asian Sensation.

01-19-2011, 01:44 AM
Mayer didn't look comfortable at all in the first two sets. Don't know what happened in the third.

01-19-2011, 01:44 AM
solid match

Mayer with some heavy returns and Kei with nice forehands

01-19-2011, 01:44 AM
3rd set was apparently just a taunt by Kei? :confused:

01-19-2011, 01:48 AM
Awesome, Kei. :yeah:

Keep working hard Mayer, you'll get there. :hug:

01-19-2011, 01:49 AM
Kei going places

01-19-2011, 01:49 AM
Kei :bowdown: :yeah:
now to beat the next couple of mugs too

01-19-2011, 01:50 AM
Mayer didn't look comfortable at all in the first two sets. Don't know what happened in the third.

well funky flo hit a perfect slice approach yet (in the 2nd set) kei just hit backhand down the line winner off it. these tactics usually work for flo.... so yes... flo facial expression seem some what uncomfortable.. as the third set it was kei who went walkabout and just started spraying errors.

01-19-2011, 01:54 AM
yup the slices didnt work and he made some bad on BP in second set and then lost next 5 games

01-19-2011, 01:56 AM
Funky Flo has always been known for dodgy performances after good wins.

01-19-2011, 01:58 AM

Kei's FH was on fire today! Great shotmaking from both players and it was fun to watch their using every space on court!
The bizarre third set was probably a long break between sets. :lol: Kei has had a similar meltdown in the past, including R1 vs Fognini and his R3 win over Ferru at USO 2008.

Good luck in R3 vs Tipsy or Nando! :yeah:

01-19-2011, 02:07 AM
Flo had Kei running all over the place on many occasions like he usually does with his opponents, but Kei was quite often just able to live with everything he had thrown at him and eventually turn tables.

It'd be great to see them both stay healthy this season.

Voo de Mar
01-19-2011, 02:10 AM
:yeah: I'm glad young guys play good tennis in Melbourne in the first days.

01-19-2011, 03:03 AM
Dedicated to Davydenko

01-19-2011, 04:03 AM
Nishi :bigclap:

It was a good draw. Glad he took advantage.

01-19-2011, 04:03 AM
Florian :bigcry: what a missed chance

01-19-2011, 04:44 AM

01-19-2011, 04:51 AM
The Funk's game is really designed to fox mugs with poor movement (and fantastic that is to watch too). He's not so good against the fast guys.

01-19-2011, 05:04 AM
Really nice performance here. Anyway Mayer looked distracted, especially in the crucial moments. Like not quite there. Slow and dreamy.

Guy Haines
01-19-2011, 06:59 AM
Nishi san has to throw in a WTA set here and there to get to the finish line.