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And so the bandwagon goes.

Seriously, great fighting spirit from the kid all week long :worship:.
 

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:woohoo: :woohoo:

It's good for Kei to win this kind of tournament and build his skills in fighting and winning matches.

I hope he's also improving his serve. :)
 

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Congrats to Kei

:awww: So close Vik, so close :hug:

Great tournament anyway. Keep going!
 

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Bandwagon for winning a challenger? :lol:
Bermuda is considered one of the very best challengers in the world; it didn't have worse line-up than Delray Beach that Nishikori won, but on the other hand only Amersfoort and Newport can have a worse line-up.
 

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The field was pretty strong, remember this was green clay which maybe suits him better than slow red clay.

I think he will make the top-100 tomorrow! :worship:
 

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Good win for Kei. Definitley Top20 material I think at the least. Should climb up the rankings and make it there by this time next year!
 

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I think it's important for him to keep winning and qualify for the main draw at Roland Garros. Also I'd like to see him qualify for the main draw in Masters Series tournaments. I don't expect him to do a lot of winning at that level. He's still developing as a player. I think he's a little small to make it all the way to being a top ten player, but I'd like him to have a good career.
 

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Congrats Nishikori. I knew it was trouble that Viktor lost the second set. *sigh*

And now Viktor has a dismal draw in Barcelona. :awww:
 
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The guy is 18 years and 4 months old! Give him a break.

Winning a challenger like this at that age is a big achievement, even if you forget about his Delray win which maybe was a little bit fluky. A few more results and he will get deep into the top-100.

By the way, the cut at Roland Garros was made a few weeks ago, it's unlikely he will make the main draw directly, he will have to qualify.
 

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Vamoooooos Kei :D
 

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The guy is 18 years and 4 months old! Give him a break.

Winning a challenger like this at that age is a big achievement, even if you forget about his Delray win which maybe was a little bit fluky. A few more results and he will get deep into the top-100.

By the way, the cut at Roland Garros was made a few weeks ago, it's unlikely he will make the main draw directly, he will have to qualify.
I didn't know that. Thanks.
 

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Great stuff Kei :worship:
 

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What a fight, Kei!
 

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Wohooo!! Congrats Kei.

The suspense was killing me while i sneak a peak at the progress before living for work this morning, it was tied at 5-5 final set.
Honestly didn't expect him to take the tie-breaker against Troicki.
Great stuff Kei :)
 

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Congrats! Kei! :yippee:

Three top 100 scalps (top seed Dudi Sela, Marcos Daniel and Ernests Gulbis) and Kei himself has broken into top 100 at #99! :yeah:

R1 Marcos Daniel 2-6 6-4 6-1
R2 Dudi Sela 6-3 6-3
QF Ernests Gulbis 6-2 2-6 6-2
SF Peter Lukzak 6-2 6-4
F Viktor Troicki 2-6 7-5 7-6(5)

Apparently, Kei was 1-3 down in the final set TB in the final.
What a fighter the kid is! :D
Now he can directly enter into Wimbledon! :)
 

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Victor had a chance:( but nothing Kei was too good.
 
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