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AO 2012 QF: Murray vs Nishikori

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AO 2012 QF: Murray vs Nishikori « on: January 23, 2012, 05:30 AM »
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Andy meets up with Kei Nishikori, a surprise winner of the match vs Tsonga.

Andy met Nishikori in Shanghai, winning that one in straight sets.

By the sounds of it, Nishikori has come on leaps and bounds since then but hopefully Andy will continue to have the measure of the Japanese tennis player.

H2H and poll to follow.


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Re: AO 2012 QF: Murray vs Nishikori « Reply #1 on: January 23, 2012, 05:34 AM »
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Nishikori was physically spent at the end of the Tsonga match. When he got a break up in the 5th he was just conserving energy on the Tsonga serve so he could hold his own. He's playing Mixed Doubles tomorrow as well. But he did play very, very well from the 2nd set when I turned on.
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Re: AO 2012 QF: Murray vs Nishikori « Reply #2 on: January 23, 2012, 05:54 AM »
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Thanks for the head up WannabeScot.

Here's some highlights of their last meeting - not sure of the quality, as it's taking an age to load on my computer lol

I really ought to include the link blush

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Re: AO 2012 QF: Murray vs Nishikori « Reply #3 on: January 23, 2012, 09:14 AM »
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Lets just hope that Murray is not missing a 'Test' of sorts

he needs to be on the ball when he faces Djokovic
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Re: AO 2012 QF: Murray vs Nishikori « Reply #4 on: January 23, 2012, 09:53 AM »
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Nishikori was physically spent at the end of the Tsonga match. When he got a break up in the 5th he was just conserving energy on the Tsonga serve so he could hold his own. He's playing Mixed Doubles tomorrow as well. But he did play very, very well from the 2nd set when I turned on.
They looked dead on their feet at the end.

The looming doubles match wont help his score card against Andy though. Cant have much gas left in his tank!
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Re: AO 2012 QF: Murray vs Nishikori « Reply #5 on: January 23, 2012, 09:55 AM »
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Fantastic questions in the poll Bev!!  clap
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Re: AO 2012 QF: Murray vs Nishikori « Reply #6 on: January 23, 2012, 10:09 AM »
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Luck of the draw or what? Very Happy

Unbelievable stuff, an exhausted Nishikori in the quarter-finals. Then again, would like to see him severely tested before meeting Djokovic in the semi-finals.
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Re: AO 2012 QF: Murray vs Nishikori « Reply #7 on: January 23, 2012, 10:16 AM »
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Think Kei will put up a fight for two sets at least. Adrenalin will be pumping.
Andy should get some good practise.
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Re: AO 2012 QF: Murray vs Nishikori « Reply #8 on: January 23, 2012, 10:32 AM »
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I like Nishikori, and wanted him to beat Tsonga, but wont want him to do well in his next match.   Rolling Eyes     I hope Andy gets a night match, I think it's about time.
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Re: AO 2012 QF: Murray vs Nishikori « Reply #9 on: January 23, 2012, 10:35 AM »
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I like Nishikori, and wanted him to beat Tsonga, but wont want him to do well in his next match.   Rolling Eyes     I hope Andy gets a night match, I think it's about time.

Got one in R3. Murray v Nishikori isn't quite the same draw as Murray v Tsonga either, so I would expect him to be in the day session again.
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Re: AO 2012 QF: Murray vs Nishikori « Reply #10 on: January 23, 2012, 10:44 AM »
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2 people have voted for sayounara Andy! Eyebrow raise.
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Re: AO 2012 QF: Murray vs Nishikori « Reply #11 on: January 23, 2012, 10:47 AM »
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Got one in R3. Murray v Nishikori isn't quite the same draw as Murray v Tsonga either, so I would expect him to be in the day session again.

Nadal got his first RLA night match when Del Potro/Federer is the bigger draw, and Murray got his first match on RLA when he had the least interesting mens match today, so he might.
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Re: AO 2012 QF: Murray vs Nishikori « Reply #12 on: January 23, 2012, 10:49 AM »
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Didnt Andy beat him quite comfortably in one of the Asia tournaments?
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Re: AO 2012 QF: Murray vs Nishikori « Reply #13 on: January 23, 2012, 10:50 AM »
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I expected Kukushkin would take a set off AndyM as its 1st time on RLA this tourny 4 AndyM, plzd that AndyM has played RLA as he now has a feel 4 it. Why did Kukushkin have 2 retire, know it was due to injury but what happened? Hope AndyM has an evening slot against Nishikori and dare I say Id rather see AndyM facing him than Tsonga.
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Re: AO 2012 QF: Murray vs Nishikori « Reply #14 on: January 23, 2012, 10:52 AM »
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2 people have voted for sayounara Andy! Eyebrow raise.
Maybe not everyone understands sayonara means goodbye?
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