Gosh, Tomas was made to look a little helpless today. He does hit the bigger ball, but his super-linear hitting patterns were really exposed. And as usual first serve let him down. I don't think at 5-5 deuce in the first set he got a single first serve in . It was really bizarre to watch this tall strong man really bullied by this short guy but Nishi did play the match of his life probably .
I will say though, Nishi, don't be one of these players that flexes your knee all the time like you're in pain but continue to run like a rabbit. A tad annoying .
Can't believe some people call Berdych a bad sport . As soon as the match was over he takes to FB to write this: "Congrats to Kei...He played great match..." .
__________________ After Australian Open 2014, done with this sport, done with my flop faves. Guys, enjoy your Rafole domination and your talented mental midgets .
Nishikori played amazing tennis, very fast and using all corners of the court- he reminded me of Davydenko at some moments with his agressive tennis and taking ball early. Berdych was running behind the baseline - he was out of his comfort zone he is not used to be deffender.. why Nishikori wasn´t able to play like this vs Monaco just week ago? i still have flashbacks of that match and he choked there badly when he was leading and now 1 week after he is ,,bullying,, Berdych on the court