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Old 01-23-2012, 10:15 AM   #301
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KEI NISHIKORI: Yeah, honestly I was surprised it finished. I watched the score, finish 6‑1, 6‑1 and he retired.
Andy, we played last year, end of last year. He kind of destroy me. But, you know, I have no pressure now. He's one of the players I have to play like him. I learn a lot of things from him.
Yeah, it's going to be tough, but I try to do my best tennis.

KEI NISHIKORI: Yeah, honestly there's a lot of good players in Asia. But, yeah, I'm happy to get to the top from Asia, and hopefully I can be like Li Na for the men.

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I like his choice of using the word "destroy" to describe that defeat.
And nice to see the recognition for Na Li, I hope Kei can achieve this if not more!

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I am so thrilled with that win from Kei! Good thing today is a holiday because of Chinese New Year so i was able to see the match. I was really nervous definitely in every point and was shouting everytime Kei wins a point especially during break points. I never really feel that passionate towards a tennis player since Paradorn, and that seeing Kei and all his achievements makes me really proud to be an Asian.

I really feel he has a great chance against Murray, i am just a bit concerned that he has to play Mixed doubles tomorrow, i hope he won't get too tired.

Again congrats Kei, and congrats to all of us here! I think the number of frustrations that we got due to Kei's injury is really being rewarded right now.
I wish I had a day off, but I watched parts of it muted in the office. Trying hard not to cheer out loud, nothing like a good tennis match to distract me from work.
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:29 PM   #302
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Congrats, Kei! In the top 8!

It was a good match...Tsonga's sportsmanship really impressed me.
I hope Kei have a good rest.
Good luck in the next match against Murray!
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:35 PM   #303
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I hate that Kei has to play Andy! And Kei has been playing Doubles also! Wow I'm more impressed by him than ever! And he seems so very nice
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:00 PM   #304
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im so happy for kei!

makes his grand slam QF debut and cracks the top 20
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I am so thrilled with that win from Kei! Good thing today is a holiday because of Chinese New Year so i was able to see the match. I was really nervous definitely in every point and was shouting everytime Kei wins a point especially during break points. I never really feel that passionate towards a tennis player since Paradorn, and that seeing Kei and all his achievements makes me really proud to be an Asian.

I really feel he has a great chance against Murray, i am just a bit concerned that he has to play Mixed doubles tomorrow, i hope he won't get too tired.

Again congrats Kei, and congrats to all of us here! I think the number of frustrations that we got due to Kei's injury is really being rewarded right now.
Well said Rafkei!
Now the time we spent moaning about when he'd be back on court is completely behind us!
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:13 AM   #306
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Kei and Kimiko are scheduled to play the fourth match on Show Court 2.
Am still not sure if it's a good idea for him to go on playing mixed doubles after the tough day yesterday...
But good luck to both if they decide to play!
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:41 AM   #307
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I wish I had a day off, but I watched parts of it muted in the office. Trying hard not to cheer out loud, nothing like a good tennis match to distract me from work.
Yeah i know how you feel, trying to restraint your self from cheering out loud. I usually do that at the office as well, even if i only watch live scores, i still quietly say "yeah or cmon" everytime Kei wins a point. I wonder how would i react if i get to watch him play live, i guess i'll go nuts hahaha
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Well said Rafkei!
Now the time we spent moaning about when he'd be back on court is completely behind us!
Thanks Bunny! Yeah your right.
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11:00 AM
Sara Errani(ITA) vs. Petra Kvitova(CZE)[2]

Not Before:12:30 PM
Ekaterina Makarova(RUS) vs. Maria Sharapova(RUS)[4]

Not Before:2:30 PM
Andy Murray(GBR)[4] vs. Kei Nishikori(JPN)[24]


Finally Kei's debut on RLA. Play your best tennis Kei and it will be different from Shanghai SF!

He and Kimiko lost mixed doubles in straight sets today. After the match Kei told the Japanese TV that he was happy with his serving and hoped to continue serving well tomorrow too. He didn't look all that tired, but his tank can't be as full as Murray's. Still, I wish him all the best of luck!
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Good luck kei, Wish you all the best of luck
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For the past several years in Japan, tennis has been broadcast by either WOWOW (GS, Davis Cup, Japan Open etc) or GAORA (masters series and some ATP tournaments), both paid channels for subscribers only.

But today NHK, Japan's public broadcaster (equivalent to BBC in UK), suddenly decided to air Kei's QF match live. That alone speaks volumes about what Kei's progess at AO means in Japan. While I'm glad many people get a chanes to see Kei play, I hope it won't be a drubbing like in Shanghai last year.
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Poor Kei he just looks tired and no wonder with all the playing he has been doing! 1st Set is 4-1 Murray.
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5-2 Murray. Kei will get a lead in Murray's service games 0-30, but Murray so far has come back and won his service games.
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5-3 Murray and he is serving for the 1st Set.
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Murray won the 1st Set 6-3.
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