Showing posts with label Kei Nishikori. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kei Nishikori. Show all posts

Friday, July 13, 2018

Kei Nishikori Wimbledon Quarter-final press conference

Kei Nishikori Wimbledon Quarter-final press conference
Kei Nishikori Wimbledon Quarter-final press conference

Kei Nishikori speaks to the media after his 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 defeat against Novak Djokovic
Q. In the third set you had a breakpoint opportunity, then you lost your next serve. Was that the turning point for the match?
KEI NISHIKORI: Yeah, maybe. That was I think biggest chance I had. But he played great three points. Yeah, maybe things change if I got the game. I mean, also he was playing great tennis.

I know it's not going to be easy holding my serve even after I break him. But, yeah, after that he was playing better. I think he was playing more aggressive and didn't give me any free points.

Yeah, maybe that was the chance I had for the game today.

Q. You said Novak was playing great tennis. Andy Murray, working for the BBC, said he's capable of beating Nadal and Federer on the way to the title. Do you agree with those comments?
KEI NISHIKORI: Yeah, maybe. Yeah, for me he was playing very deep. He was going both side with his backhand, his forehand too. It wasn't easy to play obviously.

Yeah, he was serving also very well in certain moments. Yeah. Maybe he has good chance to win the tournament.

Q. Novak got a violation for smashing his racquet on the ground. He got annoyed when you didn't get one. Did you think yours was less bad?
KEI NISHIKORI: I don't know. I didn't know why he got warning, too, so...

Q. Do you think you got away with one? Did you think it was that bad?
KEI NISHIKORI: I don't know. I don't remember. Sorry.

Q. One or two people have said that Novak seems to be back to his fired-up best. He had one or two exchanges with the umpire today. Did you sense he was quite fired-up and motivated today?
KEI NISHIKORI: Well, yeah, you can see whole this week. He was pumping his-self up. He was playing, you know, good tennis again. I'm sure he's in good shape again. I think confidence is back for him.

Yeah, like I said, he was playing good tennis. He didn't give me much free points. Maybe in the second set he was little bit down, but he came back again with strong tennis.

Yeah, he was playing good.

Q. Do you think that's when he plays his best, when he's playing with a bit of fire?
KEI NISHIKORI: Well, I don't know. I mean, he's usually calm guy. After coming back injury, you got to pump yourself little more than before.

Q. Even though he was playing well, you seemed to stick with him in the match. How far off your best do you feel your game is now? Is your elbow okay going forward?
KEI NISHIKORI: Well, maybe wasn't my really best, but I thought I was playing good enough. But, yeah, I think what he did really well is going forehand, backhand, both side. He was making me run all the time. Especially his backhand, he can go both ways.

That gave me really trouble. Yeah, honestly it's not easy playing Novak because I don't have good records. He makes me run every time. Yeah, I may had a couple chances, but he played a good whole game.


Photo and press conference from Wimbledon Website

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Video: Kei Nishikori QF press conference | Wimbledon 2018

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Video: Kei Nishikori QF press conference | Wimbledon 2018

Video: Djokovic beats Nishikori | Wimbledon 2018

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Video: Novak Djokovic beats Kei Nishikori | Wimbledon 2018

Video: Wimbledon Play of the Day - Kei Nishikori

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Video: Wimbledon Play of the Day - Kei Nishikori

Video: Djokovic through to semi finals | Wimbledon 2018

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Video: Novak Djokovic through to semi finals | Wimbledon 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Video: Kei Nishikori Wimbledon 4R Press Conference

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Video: Kei Nishikori Wimbledon 4R Press Conference

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Video: Kei Nishikori secures quarter-final spot | Wimbledon 2018

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Video: Kei Nishikori secures quarter-final spot | Wimbledon 2018

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Kei Nishikori Wimbledon first round press conference

Kei Nishikori Wimbledon first round press conference
Kei Nishikori Wimbledon first round press conference

Kei Nishikori speaks to the media after his 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-2 win against Christian Harrison

Q. What do you like about the game on grass, and what don't you like about it?
KEI NISHIKORI: Well, points finish much faster than the other courts and surface. I mean, everybody has to play little more aggressive, I guess, more than the other surface.

I like to play at net. It's been working well. Yeah, I think serve and return is very important here. Yeah, you got to really commit yourself to play very solid tennis. Yeah, if you give them one chance, the game will change soon.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Kei Nishikori Wimbledon Pre-Championships press conference

Kei Nishikori Wimbledon Pre-Championships press conference
Kei Nishikori Wimbledon Pre-Championships press conference

Q. How are you feeling physically and mentally heading into this tournament?
KEI NISHIKORI: Feeling pretty good. I had a couple good practice session this week. Yeah, feeling fit again, everything going well.

Q. You said the grass was quite hard on your body a couple of weeks ago. You find it the toughest surface to play on. Why do you think that is the case? Why do you find it more difficult to play here than other surfaces?
KEI NISHIKORI: Well, I mean, for my past, I had couple injuries with this surface. You know, I been trying many different things for training off the court.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Video: Kei Nishikori Wimbledon 2018 press conference

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Video: Kei Nishikori Wimbledon 2018 press conference

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Video: ATP World Tour Players Make Picks For World Cup Winner

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Video: ATP World Tour Players Make Picks For World Cup Winner

Watch as Mischa Zverev, Lucas Pouille, Nick Kyrgios, Kei Nishikori and other ATP World Tour stars weigh in with their predictions for the outcome of the 2018 World Cup.

Video: Nishikori Running High On Confidence

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Video: Nishikori Running High On Confidence

ATP World Tour Uncovered goes behind the scenes with Kei Nishikori and coach Michael Chang to find out the secret to the Japanese superstar's recent success.



Photo Credit: Peter Staples/ATP World Tour.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Thiem, Bautista Agut, Nishikori all progress at Halle

Nishikori all progress at Halle
Thiem, Bautista Agut, Nishikori all progress at Halle

Dominic Thiem, Roberto Bautista Agut and Kei Nishikori all came through their first-round matches at the Gerry Weber Open on Monday.

The third-seeded Thiem hit 19 aces as he defeated Russian qualifier Mikhail Youzhny 7-6 (5), 6-2 for a second-round meeting with Yuichi Sugita. The 52nd-ranked Japanese player defeated German wild card Maximilian Marterer 6-4, 5-7, 6-3.

Video: Halle 2018 Monday Highlights

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Video: Halle 2018 Monday Highlights

Watch highlights as Dominic Thiem and Kei Nishikori advance on Monday at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle.



Photo: Thomas Starke/Getty Images.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Video: Nishikori Halle 2018 Interview

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Video: Nishikori Halle 2018 Interview

Watch Kei Nishikori discuss the 2018 Gerry Weber Open, where he is the No. 7 seed.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Nishikori 'sad' to see Kicker found guilty of match-fixing

 Nicolas Kicker found guilty of match-fixing
Nishikori 'sad' to see Kicker found guilty of match-fixing

Kei Nishikori said on Sunday that it was "sad" to see Argentinian Nicolas Kicker found guilty of match-fixing.

Nishikori, who saw off French youngster Maxime Janvier 7-6 (7/0), 6-4, 6-3 in the French Open first round, was due to practice with Kicker at Roland Garros last week.

World number 84 Kicker was found guilty of fixing two matches on the second-tier Challenger Tour in 2015 and could face a lifetime ban.

Nishikori plays 1st Grand Slam match since Wimbledon

Nishikori plays 1st Grand Slam match since Wimbledon
Nishikori plays 1st Grand Slam match since Wimbledon

Kei Nishikori is healthy and ready to return to Grand Slam action at the French Open with what amounts to a rather modest goal, given his rate of success in recent years.

"I hope," he said, "I can go to the second week."

By now, that's nearly a given whenever he enters major tournaments. Nishikori, a 28-year-old from Japan who is seeded 19th at Roland Garros, is scheduled to play Maxime Janvier in the first round Sunday.

While Janvier has never played a tour-level match, and has never been ranked better than 228th, Nishikori is familiar with the upper echelons of tennis. He has been ranked as high as No. 4, was the runner-up at the 2014 U.S. Open and a semifinalist in New York two years later, along with making five other quarterfinal runs at majors, including the French Open in two of the past three years.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Video: Nadal wins 11th Monte-Carlo Crown

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Video: Nadal wins 11th Monte-Carlo Crown

Watch as Rafael Nadal defeats Kei Nishikori to win his 11th Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters title and a record 31st overall ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown.



Photo: Realis/Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.

Video: Nadal hot shot in Monte-Carlo 2018

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Video: Nadal hot shot in Monte-Carlo 2018

Watch as Rafael Nadal hits a sharp-angled forehand passing shot against Kei Nishikori in the 2018 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters final.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Rafa Nadal wins Monte Carlo title once again

Rafa Nadal wins Monte Carlo title once again
Rafa Nadal wins Monte Carlo title once again

Rafael Nadal said he's looking to carry the momentum from his 11th Monte Carlo Masters title into the rest of the clay-court season after beating Kei Nishikori in Sunday's final.

The world number one showed no signs of rustiness in Monaco as he raced through his first ATP tournament since January without coming close to dropping a set.

The 31-year-old will now turn his attention to upcoming bids for 11th titles in Barcelona and at the French Open.