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Any predictions for Nishikori's 2011 season?

LawrenceOfTennis
03-23-2011, 08:42 PM
It's safe to say he is not a "promise" anymore, he's left that status. I'm very impressed by his game, but he should broke into top 20 last year. Do you think he can do it this year?

vn01
03-23-2011, 08:49 PM
He'll be about 50th in the rankings

Blackbriar
03-23-2011, 08:50 PM
He must be #44, it's his ultimate goal.

Horatio Caine
03-23-2011, 09:49 PM
At the moment I would say that he is limited to around #50. He can pull off some isolated decent wins, but he is too inconsistent to threaten the higher positions at the moment. I also doubt whether he has the physical strength/conditioning to compete with the better players every week.

It seems that he is playing the European clay swing, which I think will be a little unfortunate for him. Had he decided to cushion his ranking with some American challengers over the next few months, he could have set himself up better for the second half of the season...chance of seeding in the lesser '250s' etc.

I think he'll be spending most of the second half of the season trying to defend his current ranking tbh.

duong
03-23-2011, 10:10 PM
It seems that he is playing the European clay swing, which I think will be a little unfortunate for him.

I read somewhere recently that there was one grand slam he did aim at winning in the future and it was ... Roland-Garros :eek:

Well if I remember well, he won Houston and a challenger on clay I think as well in an island somewhere in the Caribbeans or Pacific, but it's true we don't have any memories of him on European clay :shrug:

I don't know how he arrived to that conclusion he could perform well on clay, if it comes from him or from Brad Gilbert ?

Anyway, I think he can aim better now than American challengers.

Besides, for information, he's currently number 40 in the Race.

Sonja1989
03-23-2011, 10:14 PM
Don't know this, sadly he has problem always with injuries. :sad:
I think if this season will be injury-free from Nishikori he can reach around 35-50. :)

LawrenceOfTennis
06-03-2011, 09:19 AM
I read somewhere recently that there was one grand slam he did aim at winning in the future and it was ... Roland-Garros :eek:

Well if I remember well, he won Houston and a challenger on clay I think as well in an island somewhere in the Caribbeans or Pacific, but it's true we don't have any memories of him on European clay :shrug:

I don't know how he arrived to that conclusion he could perform well on clay, if it comes from him or from Brad Gilbert ?

Anyway, I think he can aim better now than American challengers.

Besides, for information, he's currently number 40 in the Race.

He has the talent and quality to be a top 20 player very soon. Will he play Wimbledon?

ossie
06-03-2011, 09:47 AM
he has grown into a fine mug, his best hope is to become the birdshit or flukerling of the next era.

MaxPower
06-03-2011, 12:09 PM
he has grown into a fine mug, his best hope is to become the birdshit or flukerling of the next era.

Nah he is following in the footsteps of Del Potro. Still young but as soon as he is going somewhere in the rankings he gets injured....ZING

tennishero
06-03-2011, 12:15 PM
Nah he is following in the footsteps of Del Potro. Still young but as soon as he is going somewhere in the rankings he gets injured....ZING

no way near as good as delpo, doesnt have the weapons. he'll never be a top 20 player.

MaxPower
06-03-2011, 12:22 PM
no way near as good as delpo, doesnt have the weapons. he'll never be a top 20 player.

yeah it was a witty reply to the post I quoted. But yeah I agree with you. Kei is 5'10. He will have a very tough time reaching top20.

I would like Asia to get one top player in the ATP. Would be good for tennis and the interest in tennis. Looked quite promising for them once. Now they got Kei, Lu and a few others but I don't feel that top potential

finishingmove
06-03-2011, 12:29 PM
maybe he will follow Li Na's footsteps

yesh222
06-03-2011, 12:41 PM
maybe he will follow Li Na's footsteps

Play very well against people who scream way too loudly?

Proton21
06-03-2011, 11:17 PM
His goal for this year is to finish inside top 50.

Li Ching Yuen
06-03-2011, 11:24 PM
Wait for the Hard courts this summer.

Kei is more of a hardcourt player than people credit him to be. Sort of what clay is to some Spanish players.

Usually players around his rank have periods of the season that are pretty crappy.

yesh222
06-03-2011, 11:36 PM
Brad Gilbert thinks he'll be #1 after the USO ^_^

LawrenceOfTennis
10-14-2011, 04:30 PM
Needs a few more weak tournaments and see him reaching new heights.

Horatio Caine
10-14-2011, 05:46 PM
At the moment I would say that he is limited to around #50. He can pull off some isolated decent wins, but he is too inconsistent to threaten the higher positions at the moment. I also doubt whether he has the physical strength/conditioning to compete with the better players every week.

It seems that he is playing the European clay swing, which I think will be a little unfortunate for him. Had he decided to cushion his ranking with some American challengers over the next few months, he could have set himself up better for the second half of the season...chance of seeding in the lesser '250s' etc.

I think he'll be spending most of the second half of the season trying to defend his current ranking tbh.

I was right until this week. :angel: :lol:

Always nice to be proved wrong. Well done, Kei! :worship:

LawrenceOfTennis
11-04-2011, 04:51 PM
Seems like he's finally found his game. Expecting top 20 by the end of next year.

Naudio Spanlatine
11-04-2011, 04:54 PM
http://images.wikia.com/streetfighter/hu/images/3/3d/Ryu_420px.jpg
:worship:Kei "Ryu" Nishinkori:worship:

he will be in the top 10 very soon, i know he will:rocker2:

Saberq
11-04-2011, 04:55 PM
solid groundstrokes shit serve...if Novak wins today he will break Kei like 10 times tomorrow

LawrenceOfTennis
11-04-2011, 04:57 PM
solid groundstrokes shit serve...if Novak wins today he will break Kei like 10 times tomorrow

Did not expect anything else from you.

Saberq
11-04-2011, 05:09 PM
Did not expect anything else from you.

it's not fanboy stuff it's true I like Kei but come one how bad can you serve

LawrenceOfTennis
11-06-2011, 12:27 AM
Let's shift this to 2012

Chase Visa
11-06-2011, 12:31 AM
I'll say top 15 or 20 for him. Kid clearly can play.

LawrenceOfTennis
11-06-2011, 01:15 AM
yeah agree about 20 rather than 15 now.