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San Jose R2 - Smyczek d. Nishikori 64 36 61

scoobs
02-10-2011, 09:21 PM
:tape:

Kei was pretty dreadful in that final set, really lost the plot.

scarecrows
02-10-2011, 09:25 PM
very inconsistent Kei
some good bits but playing like a mug most of the time, spraying errors everywhere

scoobs
02-10-2011, 09:28 PM
When he's on he's amazing but he almost seems to need a big match type moment to find anything like his best tennis.

JeffCandoi
02-10-2011, 09:37 PM
as a japanese, he's doing well imo

hallso
02-10-2011, 09:42 PM
smyczek in QF :haha:
tennis is sooo dead right now

RIboy
02-10-2011, 09:44 PM
Tiger Tim :yeah:

tennisfan856
02-10-2011, 10:00 PM
time for brad gilbert to jump off the nishikori bandwagon?

scoobs
02-10-2011, 10:01 PM
Bit early for that surely.

out_here_grindin
02-10-2011, 10:07 PM
Bad loss. Opportunity to make a QF. Smyczek in a QF is pretty ridiculous

Certinfy
02-10-2011, 10:10 PM
Tim is good :yeah:

Smoke944
02-10-2011, 10:10 PM
Bad loss. Opportunity to make a QF. Smyczek in a QF is pretty ridiculous

Nah, it's awesome.

tennisfan856
02-10-2011, 10:41 PM
Bit early for that surely.

i know, just poking some fun at the guy. He has a new favorite pro every week.

.-Federers_Mate-.
02-10-2011, 10:43 PM
Kei :haha:

some player

finishingmove
02-10-2011, 10:50 PM
kei really needs to start winning against such opponents if he wants to get anywhere..

crazy shit

out_here_grindin
02-10-2011, 11:13 PM
kei really needs to start winning against such opponents if he wants to get anywhere..

crazy shit

Agree. For a while he could play the "coming back from injury" card. But he needs to stop with these type of loses very soon

finishingmove
02-10-2011, 11:16 PM
i mean if ljuba truba is ranked #15, what's Kei doing at 70+ ?

..

he needs a coach to get to work on his ambitions.

scoobs
02-10-2011, 11:20 PM
Yes, Kei needs to cut this shit out.

To get anywhere near the top you have to be able to grind out the boring matches in half-empty stadiums against no-particular-name opponents as well as step up on the big occasion.

finishingmove
02-10-2011, 11:40 PM
i don't think his problem is like that of tipsarevic..

he just generally seems happy with too little, probably thinking one step at a time.

but the time is running out.

out_here_grindin
02-10-2011, 11:45 PM
Time is running out? Does he have a dealine? But I do agree that he does seem to be content with gradual steps. C'mon Kei just blast the door down and make the final of one of these, then things would be easier.

finishingmove
02-10-2011, 11:54 PM
Time is running out? Does he have a dealine?

not really, but you see other guys younger than him making their breakthroughs as we speak. for a guy with his potential this should be unacceptable...

Luinir
02-11-2011, 12:13 AM
Tim played very well but Kei was really poor in the third set. Simply, he couldn't put the ball in. Good and deserved win for journeyman.

Ozone
02-11-2011, 12:36 AM
Hell yeah Tim you know whats good. This guy is raw. USA is getting good depth for this new generation

Scotso
02-11-2011, 02:24 AM
Great win for Tim. :yeah:

allpro
02-11-2011, 06:45 AM
kei looked disoriented......third set was a shambles.

chewy
02-11-2011, 09:59 AM
kei really needs to start winning against such opponents if he wants to get anywhere..

crazy shit
ditto!

Kei needs to shape up pronto, but a good fight from Tim.

*bunny*
02-11-2011, 11:03 AM
:sad: :o

Their H-to-H going into the match was 1-1. Kei did beat Smyczek in the Sarasota challenger last spring but then the American beat Kei in straight sets in LA qualies. So the guy is probably not a good match for Kei. He wrote in his blog that Smyzeck had very good defence and even though he tried hard till the end the ball didn't get in.
Got to say it was a disappointing result. I really wanted to see him play Gael in QF!
I think Kei is now struggling to change his game. Gilbert's influence has been already visible since January. Kei doesn't go for flashy shots like before and even tries to grind out if necessary. I'm guessing partly it comes from Gilbert's coaching and partly from Kei's fear not to injure the elbow again. He did change his FH form...it's not as explosive as before but his BH is getting better.
Hope he will have better luck in Memphis where he will play qualies.