Kei Nishikori – Weight of the World? Federer win should have helped, but maybe not?

I have always found it difficult to engage on a fan level with Kei Nishikori. He is super talented but for me there is an issue which has been there for as long as I remember. The weight of the world is on his shoulders. The attention, expectations and pressure he has received during this career from media, fans and of course being one of the high profile players to have come out of Asia. For me, Kei just looks; stressed and lethargic quite a lot of the time which does give you confidence watching. I didn’t see anything from … Continue reading Kei Nishikori – Weight of the World? Federer win should have helped, but maybe not?

Nishikori 7-6 6-3 Federer – Kei turns it on as Roger falls flat!

Kei Nishikori who had to fight hard to get to London with a good second half of the season got his ATP World Tour Finals campaign off to a perfect start with a straight set win against Roger Federer. This was a career first for Federer who lost in straight sets in the round-robin for the first time in his 45 previous matches which is some record. The first set between the two was just scrappy, the errors were just ridiculous! It felt like more balls were being missed than landing in from both players which was just mad. Once … Continue reading Nishikori 7-6 6-3 Federer – Kei turns it on as Roger falls flat!