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Even if somehow sorry for Nishioka and his fans (Like Serbians with Djokovic Japaneses are not blessed here with Nishikori and Osaka early exits), it is very good news for Miomir who reaches a new high of 94 and may avoid qualies in some ATP events.
 

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The top half of this tournament is a goddamn shambles :lol:
 

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WTA results this week. :haha: And 40-year old Karlovic to sum it up.

Nishioka :hug:
 

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The top half of this tournament is a goddamn shambles :lol:
This, lol.


Whatever.

It's funny. Nishioka deserved his R16 though. But Kecmanovic's QF run is indeed funny.
 

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Another under 20 into top 100, joins Shapo and FAA. Great run from Kecmanovic, might do wonders for him confidence-wise + he gets to avoid a few qualies.
 

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This, lol.


Whatever.

It's funny. Nishioka deserved his R16 though. But Kecmanovic's QF run is indeed funny.
To be fair, the kid is only 19, so fair enough. He is an up-and-comer. It's not like it's some mug that we all know shouldn't be this far in a tournament, from their previous results.
 

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What happened to Nishioka?
 

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Is this the first time that a LL has made a masters QF?
 

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Is this the first time that a LL has made a masters QF?
No, there are 14 other cases, 2 of them even reach semifinals


Franco Davin, Hamburg 1990
Alex O Brien, Cincinatti 1994
Todd Martin, Stuttgart 1997
Franco Squillari, Rome 1999
Sjeng Schalken, Stuttgart 2000
Ivan Ljubicic, Miami 2001
Alberto Martin, Hamburg 2001
Thomas Johansson, Canada 2004 [Semifinals]
Alberto Martin, Rome 2005
Julien Benneteau Cincinatti 2009
Jeremy Chardy Cincinatti 2012
Marcel Granollers, MonteCarlo 2016
Lucas Pouilles, Rome 2016 [Semifinals]
Borna Coric, Madrid 2017
 

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What happened to Nishioka?
Back was bothering him and he called the physio early in the match for a massage. Nishioka was especially hampered on serve and constantly on the back foot in his service games. (Trainer was working on his shoulder at one stage so I thought that could be the problem at first as I had no commentary).

He was given painkillers and further treatment between games but it was pretty obvious early on that Nishika wouldn't be able to finish the match and he retired after losing the first point of the second set, hunching over and his face a picture of agony :sad:
 

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Back was bothering him and he called the physio early in the match for a massage. Nishioka was especially hampered on serve and constantly on the back foot in his service games. (Trainer was working on his shoulder at one stage so I thought that could be the problem at first as I had no commentary).

He was given painkillers and further treatment between games but it was pretty obvious early on that Nishika wouldn't be able to finish the match and he retired after losing the first point of the second set, hunching over and his face a picture of agony :sad:
Terrible. In 2017 he also made R16 here in IW (almost beating Wawrinka) only to retire R2 in Miami and be done for the year. Creepy coincidence.
 
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