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WWW Shanghai SF: Nishikori vs. Murray

Johnny Groove
10-14-2011, 02:43 PM
Kei for sure.

green25814
10-14-2011, 02:47 PM
Likely Murray.

Is this their first meeting? Not sure what to expect really

bjurra
10-14-2011, 02:53 PM
Likely Murray.

Is this their first meeting? Not sure what to expect really

You are joking?

You should expect Murray to win 6-3 6-3 or similar.

green25814
10-14-2011, 03:02 PM
You are joking?

You should expect Murray to win 6-3 6-3 or similar.

Yeah, but I haven't been watching Kei this week so I don't know his level of play.

tealeaves
10-14-2011, 03:04 PM
Really hoping for Kei. An asian getting into a M1000 final in Asia? Yes please.

MuzzahLovah
10-14-2011, 03:08 PM
Kei has fighting chance against anyone apparently, defeating Tsonga and Dolgo this tournament(i really need to watch the highlights from yesterday), but Murray is serving like Sampras and returning like... Murray, so it will be tough for Kei. Murray in two close sets.

silverwhite
10-14-2011, 03:42 PM
Kei for sure.

:haha:

LawrenceOfTennis
10-14-2011, 03:43 PM
Not much to discuss. Murray will routine Kei in 2 easy sets.

TheRafaelNadal
10-14-2011, 03:44 PM
Nishikori..the last great player of his generation. Use the sword to kill this muglin

Sapeod
10-14-2011, 03:49 PM
Kei for sure.
Haha, wrong! :wavey: Andy will stomp him :wavey:

Saberq
10-14-2011, 04:01 PM
Let's hope Murray decides to lose so we dont have to watch his ugly face and awful family and their ugly faces

Time Violation
10-14-2011, 04:04 PM
Really hoping for Kei. An asian getting into a M1000 final in Asia? Yes please.

This, it would've been huge for him, and probably for the tournament as well :D

Let's hope Murray decides to lose so we dont have to watch his ugly face and awful family and their ugly faces

What happened with the "I don't hate the man" :lol:

Sonja1989
10-14-2011, 04:10 PM
Murray in two. Still a very good tournament for Kei. :hug:

Johnny Groove
10-14-2011, 04:13 PM
Haha, wrong! :wavey: Andy will stomp him :wavey:

Perhaps.

But did you really need to have a hissy fit and bad rep me for predicting Kei to win this? :spit: :baby:

Sapeod
10-14-2011, 04:15 PM
Let's hope Murray decides to lose so we dont have to watch his ugly face and awful family and their ugly faces
Yeah, you definitely don't hate Murray :lol: Please, you're just another hater :superlol:

I find it funny how a Djokovic fan of all people is making fun of Murray's family :lol:
Perhaps.

But did you really need to have a hissy fit and bad rep me for predicting Kei to win this? :spit: :baby:
You deserved one for even thinking that Nishikori had a chance :wavey:

MuzzahLovah
10-14-2011, 04:16 PM
Kei is the last samurai, slicing through his foes. Unluckily for him, Murray is like that white guy in the movie- he has a gun.

Sham Kay
10-14-2011, 04:36 PM
I'll be neutral here. Would be nice to see Murray continue winning, but tremendous for Kei to make the Final and have a great chance at a surprise masters.

I'm leaning towards Kei in 3. Would be one of the stories of the season so far, his draw wasn't exactly easy either.

EddceLLent
10-14-2011, 04:41 PM
Nishikori has shown resilience to get this far, 3/4 of his matches have gone to a decider and 2/4 he came back after having lost the first set. Also you'd think Kei having Brad Gilbert, Andy Murray's former coach, in his corner will be helpful for him too.

Andy might lose concentration and drop a set, but I expect him to prevail in the end.

delboy
10-14-2011, 04:46 PM
Muzzito in 2 close sets

EddieNero
10-14-2011, 04:56 PM
I don't care about the result. I just want to sit in my armchair and enjoy watching Nishikori on this level, I hope he can put an effort here and give some fight to Murray.

That said, The Andrew in straights.

GSMnadal
10-14-2011, 05:07 PM
Looking forward to the Lopez-Nishikori masters final epic

dombrfc
10-14-2011, 05:11 PM
I find it funny how a Djokovic fan of all people is making fun of Murray's family :lol:


Good point that.

mooncreek
10-14-2011, 07:40 PM
It'll be like Murray's match against Ebden - they'll be even for awhile then Andy will figure out how to play this guy, get on a run then coast to victory.

ETA: Forgot about the Brad Gilbert Factor. That first set will be tight, turning on a point or two near the end of the set.

ZaZoo)
10-14-2011, 07:49 PM
I find it funny how a Djokovic fan of all people is making fun of Murray's family :lol:

Good point that.

Bad point that, what does Djokovic fans have anything to do with Djokovic's family? :confused:

Anyway, Kei wins this in 3.

Sham Kay
10-14-2011, 07:53 PM
Kei is the last samurai, slicing through his foes. Unluckily for him, Murray is like that white guy in the movie- he has a gun.
Or better yet bagpipes and scotch eggs to blow Kei away, if we're running with stereotypes.

misty1
10-14-2011, 07:55 PM
I would love to see Kei take this, i think it would be a great story if he came and won this whole thing

but i know its not going to happen.

silverwhite
10-14-2011, 08:36 PM
You deserved one for even thinking that Nishikori had a chance :wavey:

So what do you deserve for boasting that Wozniacki would dominate on hard courts this year? :unsure:

Sham Kay
10-14-2011, 08:43 PM
I would love to see Kei take this, i think it would be a great story if he came and won this whole thing

but i know its not going to happen.
Oh you pessimist you.

misty1
10-14-2011, 08:53 PM
Oh you pessimist you.

i cant help it

as i said i'd love for kei to win but i think that murray is just to strong, im not sure how he could manage the upset

Sham Kay
10-14-2011, 08:59 PM
i cant help it

as i said i'd love for kei to win but i think that murray is just to strong, im not sure how he could manage the upset
It's true he's the underdog of course, but I think Kei has the tools and ability to push Murray hard. Might even be a good match up for Kei this one. At the very least he'll take a set. The Kei-lover side of me is feeling pretty darn good about this one, haven't been able to say that over the past few years with all his injuries.

coonster14
10-14-2011, 09:01 PM
Muzza should win this in straights, but hopefully Kei puts up a good fight, regardless what happens, it's been a great week for Kei. :)

*bunny*
10-15-2011, 11:39 AM
Murray is the clear favourite and I'm fine with him winning because I like him too, but I hope Kei will put a good fight and hopefully cause a miracle again like he did in Delray Beach semi and the final in 2008, a barely one month from his 18th birthday. No one gave him chance against Querrey in the semi, but the boy saved 4 MPs and won. In the final he came back from a set down to beat Blake, who was #12 in the world. Injuries have derailed his progress but he's no pushover when it comes to a big match like this. :)