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Don't know much about the kid, but he's having a really impressive week. He's in the final of USA F28 without dropping a set. Beating experienced guys like Devilder and Obradovic easily. He'll play Jason Kubler in the final tomorrow.

Nishioka is barely 16 years old (born in Sept. 1995). So a futures final is allready a pretty good result.
 

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Yes, I just noticed this as well. Pretty impressive go get there without losing a set (including beating Devilder etc). I saw he was an unranked qualifier and looked up his name on ITF tennis and found out he was only just 16. Hadn't heard of him before, maybe one to keep an eye on in future draws.
 

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Nishioka, Nishikori. :D What does this "Nishi" part means? Do japanese names mean something? Kazakh names do (though I cannot say what my name mean, it's not clearly Kazakh, just partly, it was made of kazakh word "danalyk" which mean "wisdom", so "dana" in names means something like "wise" :lol:)
 

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It's from Junior Davis Cup.

By the way, asian tennis is definetely growing - world championship's final "ITF Junior Tennis Finals 2011" for 14 years was Korea vs Japan.


I watched these finals and was impressed by KANG KuKeon (Kor) and Jumpei Yamasaki (JPN), they were good.
 

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Nishioka, Nishikori. :D What does this "Nishi" part means? Do japanese names mean something? Kazakh names do (though I cannot say what my name mean, it's not clearly Kazakh, just partly, it was made of kazakh word "danalyk" which mean "wisdom", so "dana" in names means something like "wise" :lol:)
"Nishi" in Kei's surname and Nishioka's surname are different.

In fact, Kei's surname is quite an uncommon one. It's written as 錦織 in kanji characters, and this surname is usually pronounced "Nishiki-ori," the first kanji 錦 is "nishiki" and the second one 織 is pronounced "ori."
But in Shimane, where Kei comes from, this surname is pronounced Nishikori.
If you show the name 錦織 to random Japanese people, most of them will say it's pronounced "NISHIKI-ORI."

"Nishi" in Nishioka's surname means "west." "Oka" is "hill." His name is written as 西岡 in Kanji characters. The first one is "Nishi" (west) and the second one is "oka" (hill).
This 西 (Nishi) appears in many surnames, such as Nishimura, Nishino, Nishida, Nishikawa, etc.
 

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Another USA Futures 1/4 made from Qualie's.. he can beat Williams too
 

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bunny can you tell us what kind of game he plays ? or anyone else if someone already saw him.
He did his best results on clay until here.
 

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Another future wins today, 1st round again in USA.
 

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heard he's little and trains in florida, tries to smack with a fh... probably classic florida tennis school :D
 

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Time to bring the thread back
now top 400 and in for a great year
won 2 futures at the back end of last year and made 2 future finals this year on clay
 

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First appearence on Grand Slam and already in the MD. Did it fair and square without WC like others, Straight setted Ilhan and Zeballos and almost did it against Kokkinakis. 1 round against Lorenzi. Good luck and come on!
 
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