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Old 05-04-2011, 11:42 AM   #166
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Hi guys, had no internet for the past few days but I read about his loss.

Anybody watch the match live? Kei must be in bad form or at least mentally...he's very inconsistent.
I want him to get pass P45 asap so he can move on from the media attention for a while.
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:24 AM   #167
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Hi Chewy,
There was no streaming so no one saw it.
Kei wrote in his blog (in my rough and unofficial translation) that it was a frustrating loss. He couldn't do what he wanted to do and he got tense. Riba ran around most of the shots to hit a FH high up, and he served very well. But Kei's own serving was bad. Due to the high altitude in Madrid, it was difficult to break the opponent's serve when his own serve didn't go in, so it was frustrating. He was ushed by Riba's good play and he just couldn't find the answer how he should play or what he should do to break the opponent's rhythm. So it was a bad loss and he just wants to move on and face the next match.

...sounds like it wasn't his day.
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Rome qualifying draw:

[1] NISHIKORI, Kei JPN vs 2 GONZALEZ, Maximo ARG
DEL BONIS, Federico ARG vs GABASHVILI, Teymuraz

Ganbatte, Kei!!
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Well I just had a bad day too on the tennis court! I can sympathise with how he feels :P
When you play well and lose is one thing but not being able to find your game and losing a winnable match is extremely frustrating >.<

And thank you very much for translating his blog post.
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Rome qualifying draw:

[1] NISHIKORI, Kei JPN vs 2 GONZALEZ, Maximo ARG
DEL BONIS, Federico ARG vs GABASHVILI, Teymuraz

Ganbatte, Kei!!
Maybe playing quallies can help him find his range before the maindraw! Go Kei!!
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Kei won! 6-3 7-5

He will play Del Bonis (sorry not Gaba) tomorrow.
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Avoid an upset being the quallies top seed

[1] NISHIKORI, Kei def. GONZALEZ, Maximo 6-3 7-5

83% 1st serves in won 70% and winning 60% on 2nd serves, not bad huh?
but only 4/11 break pts won.
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Good stats!
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SB stopped at 6-7(4) *1-0 30-30

C'mon Kei!!!
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5-5*

Break now!!
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*6-5!

Kei serving for the 2nd set!
They're playing for more than 2 hours and 15 minutes!
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6-7(4) 7-5!
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6-7(4) 7-5 6-2!!

Phew, that was close. They played for 3 hours and 3 minutes!
I know Del Bonis has been touted as the next big thing from Argentina after JMDP, but he hasn't had a good season and is now ranked #195... Kei probably needs to be able to handle pure clay courters from Spain and South America. He says he likes clay but he needs more experience on the red stuff in Europe and also South America (although chances of him playing the Latin American clay swing in February is small...).

Rest up well and good luck in the main draw!
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That was long and hard day's work in the office. He has really earned his spot in the MD, all the best to Kei!
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