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|the other guys. But, of course, men's tennis is in a different place than it was a few years ago. Now we have Cilic, Wawrinka, youngsters Nishikori, Raonic, Dimitrov, that are showing their qualities and are able to challenge the best players in the world.
Q. Stan said going into ...|
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|playing better now than he was a year ago. If he beats Novak I'll believe him, but that said he did look really, really good against Kei Nishikori the other day. Wawrinka's been bombing his underrated serve and crushing that lethal backhand of his. And the suspect forehand has held up....|
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|Nadal-conqueror Tomas Berdych.
But first a word on Wednesday's quarterfinals.
Defending champion Stan Wawrinka sure showed up Kei Nishikori bullying his way past the US Open finalist 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(6). But for a lapse at the end (Stan led 6-1 in the 3rd set breaker), he looked re...|
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|and a tired Kyrgios hung in there but really was no match in the end.
As for today's picks and matches...
Stan Wawrinka v Kei Nishikori
Wow, is this a tough match to pick. On one hand you have the surging Nishikori who just beat Stan on a similar court in five sets at the U...|
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|quarterfinals (18) Venus Williams vs. Madison Keys, (1) Serena Williams vs. (11) Dominika Cibulkova, (4) Stan Wawrinka vs. (5) Kei Nishikori, and in the late match (1) Novak Djokovic vs. (8) Milos Raonic.
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|Kei Nishikori is on a fast track up the rankings. The 24-year-old broke into the Top 20 in 2013, then last year vaulted into the Top 10 landing at No. 5 after his US Open final.
But the meteoric rise isn't something Nishikori is quite comfortable with just yet.
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|I mean, you just tell me. I wouldn't know, but they will arrive. I mean, I not really follow like juniors, so it's tough. But I think Nishikori is still young, I think, no?
Q. He's not a teenager.
GAËL MONFILS: No? Ah. So I don't know. Maybe my brother. (Laughter.) My brother is o...|
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|complaining of a leg injury. Has that cleared up now?
RAFAEL NADAL: I am fine. I am perfect. Thank you.
Q. You're playing against Kei Nishikori, the Japanese guy. I think you played against him two years ago. What are your impressions of him?
RAFAEL NADAL: He a very good player. I ...|
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