He's got talent, but to be honest, I don't see why he's hailed as "extraordinary", if that's the right word.
There's a bit of Takao Suzuki there - cracking a powerful shot to allow himself room towards the net. And he has a bit of spin, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. But I just think his height will continue to be a disadvantage because (1) it's more difficult to cover the net, and (2) hard-hitting at the baseline could mean injuries.
Still, he's shown more promise than most other Japanese prospects. It'll be interesting to see how he and Go Soeda develop their careers
how's my favourites going, guess not too much happening for Kei. Would be great to see them in Hopman cup, ah well...Hope he kick start 2008 with some good results!
+ Kei Nishikori | Yen-Hsun Lu | Somdev Devvarman | Yeu-Tzuoo Wang | Di Wu
Dennis Istomin | Ze Zhang | Go Soeda | Hiroki Moriya | Mao-Xin Gong | Tatsuma Ito | Yuichi Sugita | Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi | Rohan Bopanna | Danai Udomchoke | Tsung-Hua Yang | Hyung-Taik Lee | Paradorn Srichaphan | Takao Suzuki
Fernando Gonzalez | Max Mirnyi | Jo-Wilfried Tsonga | Ricardas Berankis | Xavier Malisse | Tommy Haas | Andreas Seppi | David Ferrer | Juan Martin Del Potro | Tim Smyczek | Grigor Dimitrov | Olivier Rochus | Victor Troicki | Horatio Zeballos | Lleyton Hewitt | Nick Kyrgios | Carlos Berlocq | Mario Ancic | Peter Luczak
ATP Tokyo 2012, ATP Memphis 2013 Champion Kei Nishikori