Brisbane.1st round. Nishikori bt Stebe 3-6/6-1/6-4 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Brisbane.1st round. Nishikori bt Stebe 3-6/6-1/6-4

fran70
01-03-2012, 01:58 AM
Stebe was rallying 4-1 in the 3rd and clearly dominating the match. When I returned Kei was 5-4 serving for the match :eek:.

yesh222
01-03-2012, 01:59 AM
Stebe choked that away. He'll get mentally tougher as he plays more Tour level matches.

viruzzz
01-03-2012, 02:00 AM
Nishikori suffered like a b*tch. But I think he deserved to win because of the 2nd set.
Funny match, lot of breaks, both have great talent and IMO they're gonna be top 10.

*bunny*
01-03-2012, 02:03 AM
Kei, will you stop being a slow starter and do away with your habit of losing the first set and staging a come back from a break down in the third? Not good for my heart! :o

Stebe fought well and didn't miss match, Kei was a bit erratic but as usual he doesn't give up until he grabs the momentum back.

Good luck vs Baggy in R2!

emotion
01-03-2012, 02:03 AM
biggest choke recipient ever. as bad as nadal.

ImmzB
01-03-2012, 02:05 AM
Kei!! :yeah:

BTW it was 1st round not 2nd round!!

fran70
01-03-2012, 02:05 AM
Kei!! :yeah:

BTW it was 1st round not 2nd round!!

edited :D

fran70
01-03-2012, 02:10 AM
Stebe lefty forehand produced a big damaged to Kei`s backhand during most of the match as well as the open serve to the Advantage side. He is a bit unstable and probably quite unexperienced against ATP players but if he can be quite more stable during a whole match he can get some good results on hard courts.

misty1
01-03-2012, 02:11 AM
good fight back kei

out_here_grindin
01-03-2012, 02:19 AM
Good start to the season

http://gifsoup.com/view5/3241638/nd-skater-o.gif

Chirag
01-03-2012, 03:08 AM
Nishikori :worship:

bleu_cheese
01-03-2012, 03:51 AM
Some great rallies in this one. A shame Stebe couldn't close it out, but he's got time on his side.

finishingmove
01-03-2012, 04:07 AM
phew

get rid of baghdatis now

MuzzahLovah
01-03-2012, 04:21 AM
If I've seen this scoreline once, I've seen it a thousand times. Does Kei ever win in straight sets?

finishingmove
01-03-2012, 04:26 AM
Kei wins only one out of four matches when he loses the first set so this is quite a feat.

Here's hoping he can stay healthy for 12 months and finally start building some momentum.

Mountaindewslave
01-03-2012, 05:17 AM
biggest choke recipient ever. as bad as nadal.

choking your way to 10 Grand Slams and the record for Master Series titlesss yeahhhhhhh :) :wavey:

STUHL
01-03-2012, 07:32 AM
A really good learning excpirence for Cedrik and he almost won so he proved that he can be a real danger this year!

Ad Wim
01-03-2012, 08:47 AM
Stebe :sad:

Kat_YYZ
01-03-2012, 09:06 AM
Kei :):cheerleader:

Sombrerero loco
01-03-2012, 12:13 PM
wow what a choke by stebe.but shows how good he is, he gas great chances this year

misty1
01-03-2012, 12:18 PM
Kei wins only one out of four matches when he loses the first set so this is quite a feat.

Here's hoping he can stay healthy for 12 months and finally start building some momentum.

i think he might be ever so slowly improving that stat

Certinfy
01-03-2012, 01:48 PM
Good start to the year :) Come on Kei!

Lucilla
01-03-2012, 01:54 PM
Nice win, Kei :yeah:

Imperfect Angel
01-03-2012, 01:56 PM
Kei :banana: