AO R3: Forehando Verdasco def. Kei Nishikori 6-2 6-4 6-3 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

AO R3: Forehando Verdasco def. Kei Nishikori 6-2 6-4 6-3

FlameOn
01-21-2011, 10:22 AM
39 winners to Nishi's 15, and only 4 more errors as well so he seemed very in control.

Interesting battle against Berdych ahead. :D

Orka_n
01-21-2011, 10:25 AM
:sad:

FormerRafaFan
01-21-2011, 10:26 AM
Good match from Nando. Definitely an improvment, though Nishikori was basically crap. He had twice as many UE's as winners. Nando had only a 36-30 in UE-Winners ratio. And his netplay wasn't that great either. All in all a good match, though nothing spectacular either. He has to step up his game in order to win over Berdych.

His 1st serve % was pretty good though, and as the OP said, his forehand was very strong in this match!

cheriamor
01-21-2011, 10:26 AM
Fernando played good. I hope he can continue this form.

cheriamor
01-21-2011, 10:28 AM
He has to step up his game in order to win over Berdych.


Yes, he will... but I think he is capable of it. He is playing so much better than the end of last year.

coasterman9
01-21-2011, 10:28 AM
Good job by Verdasco, big matchup against Berdych next. Nishikori had a great AO.

Pirata.
01-21-2011, 10:29 AM
Please beat Berdych, Fer :o

oranges
01-21-2011, 10:30 AM
No resistance from Nishi whatsoever? Good run for him anyway :yeah:

Verdasco showing signs the eternal slump might be over. Time for Tomas to end that run, hehehe

FormerRafaFan
01-21-2011, 10:30 AM
I should correct myself. Verdasco had 39-29 in Winners-UE ratio, better than what I thought.. sorry about that.

FormerRafaFan
01-21-2011, 10:32 AM
No resistance from Nishi whatsoever? Good run for him anyway :yeah:

Verdasco showing signs the eternal slump might be over. Time for Tomas to end that run, hehehe

well.. I don't know what was up with Kei. He seemed a bit injured. Asked for a medical time out at some point. It didn't seem like it was too bad either though.

And yeah, Nando finally seems to be out of his slump, and I'm glad about that!

henke007
01-21-2011, 10:46 AM
Berdych will send Fiasco packing

Davydenko, Mayer, Kei :o

The Magician
01-21-2011, 10:48 AM
Nishikori is one of the most overrated mugs on this board. Even at his very best, I saw no indication he has the power, the serve, or an outstanding shot, all of which are required to be top 30. He has an attractive game and is from a country that needs a top player, but I'm afraid he's nothing more than a glorified pusher with bad fitness.

FlameOn
01-21-2011, 10:54 AM
Berdych will send Fiasco packing

Davydenko, Mayer, Kei :o

You forgot Tipsy. :o

Ibracadabra
01-21-2011, 11:06 AM
Is nando through his tough period?

finn98
01-21-2011, 11:21 AM
Verdasco :yeah:
Hope he makes a strong statement in this AO

DanaKz
01-21-2011, 11:30 AM
:sad:

Ciarán.
01-21-2011, 10:10 PM
:ras:

Pirata.
01-22-2011, 12:41 AM
Is nando through his tough period?

Only time will tell. He played like shit all during the US hard court season, somehow made QF at the US Open and then only won like two matches the rest of the year after that :o