yes I'm afraid Kei won't have much left in the tank when he plays Stan tomorrow and given they have the day match it doesn't leave him much recovery time. They were saying he nearly didn't even enter the USO because he's had a cyst on his foot or something, which is still there. I think his game has really come on under Michael Chang - adding more variety to his great ball striking. I'm a big fan.
I thought Kei was having an operation to remove the cyst? Maybe he changed his mind though because from what I can remember reading the op would almost certainly have meant missing the USO. Anyway I've just looked as his Twitter page and he sounds very upbeat about the Wawrinka match. There's no doubt beating Raonic the way he did has been a big boost to his confidence.
Alongside with Andy's wonderful performance, Nishikori's victory was yesterday's tennis highlight for me. He has such an enjoyable game style in contrast to his opponent's, who can only serve, serve, serve and sometimes follow it with a powerful FH. I mean, he cannot be blamed for using his physical advantages. Yet, he is simply boring and annoying to watch.
I feel exactly the same about Raonic, and Nishikori, who is definitely one of my favourite players. I'd have watched the match only it didn't start until well after 2am here.