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Will Kei Nishikori be the 1st Asian player to take Master Series title in single?

pomnok
10-15-2011, 05:28 AM
Will Kei Nishikori be the 1st Asian player to take Master Series title in single?He is the Asian player who reached Semi final in Master series in single after the last asian player could do it since year 2005 at Indian well tournament.

MuzzahLovah
10-15-2011, 05:34 AM
Maybe at some other masters. There haven't been any decent Asian male players since Paradorn, so I guess if anyone would do it, would be Kei. Here though- doubtful.

Topspindoctor
10-15-2011, 05:36 AM
Would certainly be good for the game. Kei is a much more talented player than Mugray and he's ready for his first masters 1000 title.

shiaben
10-15-2011, 05:44 AM
Agreed. He does play better tennis than Mugray. The question is, can he break through and do it? (I hope so).

james82
10-15-2011, 05:52 AM
Would certainly be good for the game. Kei is a much more talented player than Mugray and he's ready for his first masters 1000 title.

first time ive seen u say something good about another player other than nadal lol

but yeh theres a few good ones coming up in yang (19 or 20 i think he is) and taro daniel and i dont really think ito,soeda or sugita will win a masters (maybe a 250 or a weak 500)

so yeh it all up to kei

abraxas21
10-15-2011, 05:58 AM
don't think so

Imperfect Angel
10-15-2011, 06:22 AM
don't think he'll win one.:shrug: but he may have a better career than Paradorn.:shrug:

DYJBAA
10-15-2011, 06:55 AM
Why is Chang getting the short end of the stick, even for him. Is it because he was born in the USA

Nishikori i think will make a QF or SF at a slam

Chase Visa
10-15-2011, 08:44 AM
Nah. Kei's a good player, but we won't see an Asian winner for a while.

shiaben
10-15-2011, 09:16 AM
Kei is smart enough to get Brad Gilbert as his coach. I hope he can put trust and faith in Gilbert. He's a great coach. And under his tutelage he can help Kei increase his chances of breaking through.

Sham Kay
10-15-2011, 11:25 AM
Definately. Kei will also be a slam contender soon enough.

Unlikely to grab the title in Shanghai, but he'll win a Masters soon, has to win a few 250s and 500s first though.

nole_no1
10-15-2011, 11:29 AM
Maybe but don't know when :shrug:

BroTree123
10-15-2011, 12:09 PM
If he's a pigeon to Tipsarevic, then the signs are worrying :scared:

Sham Kay
10-15-2011, 12:13 PM
Not to make excuses for the lad, but with all his injury issues (this seems to be the longest time he's gone without a niggle of some sort) his past results and H2H's should be taken with a pinch of salt.

The question isn't ability, he has it in abundance, it's about his body.. will it hold up over an entire week. His physicality, stamina and conditioning are obvious concerns.

*bunny*
10-15-2011, 12:33 PM
If not this time, he will have chances aplenty in his career. ;)
Injuries and other physical problems are always a concern, but regarding stamina he's OK as long as he's not seriously hurt or sick. He's a tough customer when it comes to a long match, like the nearly 4-hour battle over Cilic in USO last year. His winning percentage in the decider (3rd or 5th set) is over 70%, not bad for a guy his age.

TennisOnWood
10-15-2011, 01:01 PM
We will see, I'm not so sure about that

Taro Daniel (1993) is doing some great work in Spain, he can also be good Asian player.. few other young players too

SaFed2005
10-15-2011, 02:12 PM
not playing like he did just now... heartless tennis... very disappointing

rolandgarros
10-15-2011, 02:30 PM
never

MuzzahLovah
10-15-2011, 02:33 PM
Why is Chang getting the short end of the stick, even for him. Is it because he was born in the USA

Nishikori i think will make a QF or SF at a slam

:confused: Chang was an American, through and through.

james82
10-15-2011, 03:53 PM
We will see, I'm not so sure about that

Taro Daniel (1993) is doing some great work in Spain, he can also be good Asian player.. few other young players too

yep i think he could be a future top 20 player,dunno if he will be better than kei though

Sapeod
10-15-2011, 04:33 PM
He was NEVER beating Murray.

Also, Nishikori will NEVER win a masters title. He's not talented or good enough.

nalbyfan
10-15-2011, 04:34 PM
Never

DrJules
10-15-2011, 04:35 PM
Agreed. He does play better tennis than Mugray. The question is, can he break through and do it? (I hope so).

It was not seen today.

Sapeod
10-15-2011, 04:40 PM
Agreed. He does play better tennis than Mugray. The question is, can he break through and do it? (I hope so).
Whatttt???? :spit: Andy's tennis is so far above Nishikori's it's not funny :lol:

Sham Kay
10-15-2011, 06:31 PM
Whatttt???? :spit: Andy's tennis is so far above Nishikori's it's not funny :lol:
Then why are you laughing so hard Muttley?

Challenge accepted. Kei will win numerous Masters in his career, I'm almost certain of that.

martinatreue
10-15-2011, 06:57 PM
Any of you who think that Nishikori is more talented than Murray have really NOTHING to back up that claim. Murray has wins over EVERY top player and has achieved much much more than this guy who just benefitted from a soft draw here. Results speak volumes and you cannot deny that.