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  • Nishikori in 3

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Match of the R2. Don't care who wins hope it goes to 5.
 

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It´s gonna be one hell of a match. As good of a matchup as you can imagine for R2. Kei should be scared. Going with Bellucci in 4.
 

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This is going to be tough for Kei. Hoping for 5 sets of riveting tennis.
 

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R2 not R1
 

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Nishikori in 4. Go Kei!
 

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Honestly think Bellucci can take this if he gets a good start. Has shown good form as of late, and still looked very fresh in R1. Yet he's played a lot of tennis the past weeks since he played 5 matches in both Rome (because of qualification) and Geneva (won the title!)

Wonder if Bellucci holds up if it goes to 4 or 5 sets? Long match should favor the samurai
 

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3-6 (with multiple breaks from both) 7-6(2) 6-2 6-4 or something like that for Nishikori. For the first 1.9 sets, everyone will talk Bellucci up as the potential RG winner or something, NID.
 

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Problem with Kei his serve is still somewhat of a liability and back to back matches against Belucci and then Verdasco in the 3rd round might make him hit alot of balls and not get free points off his serve.Nevertheless,he still has a good draw ahead of him.
 

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Tough one. Nishikori is surely the favorite, but Bellucci has more power and stamina. If he serves well and doesn't play too erratic he has a decent shot.

Hopefully Bellucci to win, but most likely Nishikori in 4 sets here.

They played before and on clay, but it was back to 2007, a challenger match in Colombia, Bellucci won in 3 sets.
 

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Everyone wants 5 sets but I want 3 for Kei... He's got much bigger fish to fry. Still let it be competitive as a warmup for Verdasco.
 

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Bellucci's in top form but this isnt' going to be a 5 setter, it'll be a reasonably comfortable 4 setter for Nishikori. He'll be well rested, healthy, will have the mental edge going in and is simply a better player. But Bellucci might go for broke and it might just work against Nishikori so you never know. Is this match on Wednesday?
 

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I'm bit of afraid of Bellucci here, he could generate a surprise victory here. I just hope Kei is ready right from the beginning.
 
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