According to Kei's blog, he and Smith were friends during their junior days. They were playing against each other in U14 tournaments. This time they met for the first time in three or four years and after the match they had a little chat like "you've become big!"
Matches Start At: 11:00 am
Michael YANI (USA) vs Ryler DEHEART (USA)
Carsten BALL (AUS) vs Nicholas MONROE (USA)
David MARTIN (USA) vs Kei NISHIKORI (JPN)
Nicholas MONROE (USA)/Donald YOUNG (USA) vs Stephen HUSS (AUS)/Peter LUCZAK (AUS)
Raven KLAASEN (RSA) vs Robert KENDRICK (USA)
Boris CONKIC (SRB)/Rhyne WILLIAMS (USA) vs Lester COOK (USA)/Brett JOELSON (USA)
David Martin is more of a doubles specialist so I think Kei has a really good chance to make another QF.
The match will be in the middle of the night here so if any of you can follow the livescore, please let us know how the match unfolds.