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12-29-2012 11:35 PM
Proton21
Re: Kei Nishikori: Your Expectations for 2013


fingers crossed of course

12-20-2012 11:45 AM
james82
Re: Kei Nishikori: Your Expectations for 2013

top 10 for sure but a lot will depend on fitness
12-20-2012 12:29 AM
Mark Lenders
Re: Kei Nishikori: Your Expectations for 2013

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Originally Posted by The Bulldog View Post
All depends on whether he beefs up his serve. If he continues with his petit delivery, I don't see him improving much. If he comes out blazing in 2013 with a stout serve, I can see him knocking on the door of the top 10 throughout the year.
If he manages to beef up his serve, he will make it to the top 8 easily. He already beats Ferrer, Berdych and Tsonga more often than not while virtually getting no free points on serve. If he could improve his serve to a decent level, he'd be a much stronger contender for sure.
12-20-2012 12:28 AM
Certinfy
Re: Kei Nishikori: Your Expectations for 2013

Realistically:
Grand Slam QF
Masters SF
2 Titles
Top 10 Finish
12-20-2012 12:25 AM
The Prince
Re: Kei Nishikori: Your Expectations for 2013

All depends on whether he beefs up his serve. If he continues with his petit delivery, I don't see him improving much. If he comes out blazing in 2013 with a stout serve, I can see him knocking on the door of the top 10 throughout the year.
12-20-2012 12:23 AM
GSMnadal
Re: Kei Nishikori: Your Expectations for 2013

Hope he can improve, maybe have a big win over one of the top guys. And then he'll be ready for a slam in 2014/15
12-20-2012 12:06 AM
Mark Lenders
Re: Kei Nishikori: Your Expectations for 2013

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Originally Posted by BroTree123 View Post
Not much. Probably another average year, even if he did have a full healthy season.
Weren't you claiming Kei would be a future Slam winner right after he won Tokyo? Ok, you did not mean it in 2013, but still if he wants to get that far it's time to stop being average and have a real breakthrough at least to become one of the, say, 10 best players in the world.
12-19-2012 11:58 PM
BroTree123
Re: Kei Nishikori: Your Expectations for 2013

Not much. Probably another average year, even if he did have a full healthy season.
12-19-2012 09:44 PM
Brick Top
Re: Kei Nishikori: Your Expectations for 2013

SF at one MS where he will get crashed by the almighty number one.
12-19-2012 07:54 PM
Mark Lenders
Re: Kei Nishikori: Your Expectations for 2013

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Originally Posted by Sham Kay View Post
Top 10. Full uninterrupted season. At least one slam Semi. One Masters title.

I'm probably being incredibly biased as a fan of his, but this is as sensible as I can get with predicting Kei.
Full uninterrupted season would be awesome, that's what I most want from Kei. If that happens, no doubt he can make huge strides in his game, results and ranking. Once he gets into the top 12, he will be able to do a lot of damage in draws since there'll be a 75% chance his projected R16 opponent will be either Ferrer, Berdych or Tsonga, who he likes playing against and never lost to at Slams or mandatory M1000 (overall 2-0 vs Jo, 3-1 vs Tomas, 2-1 vs Ferrer, 2-0 at Slams overall).

Slam semi and Masters title might be too big a breakthrough for 2013, but hardly impossible.
12-19-2012 06:40 PM
Sham Kay Adams
Re: Kei Nishikori: Your Expectations for 2013

Top 10. Full uninterrupted season. At least one slam Semi. One Masters title.

I'm probably being incredibly biased as a fan of his, but this is as sensible as I can get with predicting Kei.
12-19-2012 06:07 PM
Mark Lenders
Re: Kei Nishikori: Your Expectations for 2013

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Originally Posted by Slasher1985 View Post
Kei will finish 2013 inside the Top 10. He'll be more consistent than in 2012, and the numbers of haters he has will grow exponentially. But he'll still finish the season like this:

Kei as #1 one day would be awesome, but probably a pipe dream.

As for haters, you know you're doing something right when one of them is Action Jackson
12-19-2012 09:30 AM
nazzac
Re: Kei Nishikori: Your Expectations for 2013

Ah, i see.

I thought it had something to do with style, but i wasn't sure.
12-19-2012 09:28 AM
Slasher1985
Re: Kei Nishikori: Your Expectations for 2013

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Originally Posted by nazzac View Post
Do different colour Sabers, mean different things?

Or is it just random?
http://www.menstennisforums.com/show...5&postcount=29

Mostly what's here. It all corresponds to my view on the player's style of play, so many people may have different views, although I think I lean with the majority. I find Kei's style baseline with variation and an inch on net play, with a rather weak service game. White would be his color, but I combined it with samurai colors (making it all black and white) to make him unique. I did that to many of the players in my signature.

Kei will hardly be a number 1, so, the "final product" for my signature will probably never be made.
12-19-2012 09:21 AM
nazzac
Re: Kei Nishikori: Your Expectations for 2013

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Originally Posted by Slasher1985 View Post
Yeah, I mixed samurai sword and lightsaber together. It just had to be done. Realistically though, the #1 spot for him is very far away, and without a few awesome seasons, even impossible.
A bit off topic, but while we are talking about your lightsaber thing.

Do different colour Sabers, mean different things?

Or is it just random?
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