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Doesn't hold a candle to the generations before him. Above average at best, likely never to be a truly lauded champion if a champion ever.

Moving on.
 

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Not so good..so I can beat him.
 

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But he's a ballbasher. MTF approves.
I always wonderer, if Nishikori (89') is a young gun, why aren't Cilic(88') and Del Potro(88') also considered young guns? :lol:
 

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He's not overrated. He's one of the only hopes outside the Big 4 to actually do something. It's just that the Big 4's level is so greatthat the rest of the field looks inferior in comparison. He's pretty consistent considering, and when he's really on can threaten anybody.

If people expect him to be a No. 1 or a multiple slam winner they are deluded. He can at best win one slam and/or maybe some M1000. He has the talent, but not the fitness or consistency. Also that serve is a liability.
 

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my thoughts exactly, he has talent and he is a solid player, however he is overrated and overhyped.
 

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Today kind of showed you what Kei is, Murray does everything he does only slightly better.

He doesn't get enough cheap pts on serve and he isn't good enough to live with the top guys without it which is why he still hasn't got a slam title.
 

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He need to lose from player like Murray in 100-500 player fashion, so the crowd finally relize he is hyped.
 

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His serve is rubbish. He will never win a slam with that serve. He may sneak a masters 1000 though.
 

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Today kind of showed you what Kei is, Murray does everything he does only slightly better.

He doesn't get enough cheap pts on serve and he isn't good enough to live with the top guys without it which is why he still hasn't got a slam title.
No he doesn't. Murray can only dream of his shootmaking abilities and the pace he produces. However, Murray beats him at everything else and is generally a better player.
 

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Real talk in here, let's be honest. Still amazed that people see him as a potential #1.
Hardly anyone projected that; almost the entire board here are cognizant of the brittleness of his health for it to materialize..And if they did, it was done way less frequently than for busts like Dimitrov/Janowizs/Tomic ..
 

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He's another Nalbandian.
That's true, he will never win a slam.
He might win a Masters though if both Nadal and Djokovic will be out or too old/washed-up.
 

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Nole is only 2 1/2 years older than him.
I wouldn't be surprised if Nole's still winning slams when Kei's already half-retired.

I mean, I like Kei, but he's just not up there and will never be. If he ever reaches his "real" peak, there'll always be other players who take the spotlight.
 

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No he doesn't. Murray can only dream of his shootmaking abilities and the pace he produces. However, Murray beats him at everything else and is generally a better player.
you are wrong. Murray is feeding on pace like noone. he loves when people are trying to play in same rhythm against him cause he will give them those balls back with same if not bigger speed. so he can produce pace, he is just producing it differently then Nishikori. also, shotmaking means nothing... Murray can hit a ball as clean as anybody. he has great backhand, and can make pretty much any shot that Nishikori can. he just doesn't go for those shots if he doesn't have to, like Nadal and Djokovic.

as for the topic, Nishikori isn't overrated. however, he is overhyped. his contingency plan is, "lets continue playing same, and hope for the best" which is fault even greater then his serve
 
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