Strong stuff from Nishikori, he might be able to threaten Federer after all if he keeps this up. Entertaining match, especially the first set, but everything involving Brown is entertaining.
He did look very nonchalant out there today, much more confident than first round match. Quite scary the way he took apart Brown in the second set almost without breaking a sweat. He just needs to be confident in his game and play good percentages and be patient. I knew first set would be down to the wire but he held steady and took his chance. Afterwards, he had the momentum with break pts in every Brown game of the second set, breaking on three occasions. Also noted his serve really packed a punch and won him some free pts in tricky situations. Brown only was afforded 1BP I think the whole match, which Kei saved.Great performance from Nishikori, he's really good when he's calm and relaxed on court. Now got to work on bringing that sort of mindset to actually important matches