O well, there's always a thing called match up, maybe Tipsy is in Kei's head.
Yesterday Wowow broadcast Kei vs Blake. (Yes! Two days late!)
And I was really impressed with Kei's BH. Gilbert said on Japanese TV during AO that he thinks Kei's strongest weapon is his BH and he thinks it's as good as Agassi's.
Maybe Kei's FH, which I think used to be his best shot, lost some sting since the surgery and, yes, his BH has always been good too. He hit some fantastic BH passes during the match against Blake although it has to be said Blake is now nowhere near three years ago---he's a step slower and he was hitting many errors.
Still, a good week after a mini-slump in Memphis.
Kei is not in the Japanese DC team vs the Philippines, so his next tournament is Indian Wells. Right now he's #2 on the alternate list. He's pulled out from the quallies, meaning he probably secured a WC or is pretty sure he would be able to get into MD.