A review of R1 with Kei's quotes:
Earlier in the day the other seeds had mixed results. The first two in action both lost, with No.6 seed Benjamin Becker falling to Richard Berankis, 6-3, 7-6(2) and No.4 seed Xavier Malisse following Becker to the sidelines with a 6-3, 6-4 loss to Milos Raonic and 20 of the Canadian’s aces. No.8 seed Kei Nishikori salvaged the day for the seeds, beating Jan Hajek, 6-1, 7-6(6).
“I relaxed a little bit in the second set and he began playing better,” Nishikori said. “I was glad to finish it in two sets.”
Nishikori has been working with a new coach, one of the best in the business – Brad Gilbert. “It’s going well with Brad,” Nishikori said. “He has made some changes to my game. He has changed my tactics a lot.”