Nishikori vs Djokovic by Tennisguy
These players have met two times in the past with the score being 1-1. Nishikori won the last match that took place in indoor at Basel 2-6, 7-6, 6-0.
Djokovic is the huge favorite in this one but I think Nishikori is very well prepared for this match as well. He showed that in his previous match in which he managed to get past Federer who was playing great tennis here in Miami.
Djokovic defeated Murray in his previous match after a close first set that had some controversy due to a bad call by the empire when the serbian had his racket in Murray's half court on very close net smash. Murray got really angry and didn't seem to concentrate anymore which caused him to lose the first set. In the second set Djokovic was down a break but recovered fast due to some very bad plays from Murray with a lot of unforced errors.
Nishikori in his match with Federer showed a lot of character. He was down a set and a break in the second but still managed to recover and manage a huge win. He played superb tennis in the third set winning his service game with very little problems and contesting a lot of Federer's service games. He seems to be in the best shape of his life here and the fact that he already has a win against Djokovic might make him feel a lot better about his chances in this one.
I think the first set will go in a potential tiebreak that Nishikori will end up winning and after that Djokovic is going to up his game and win the second one. If it will go that way I believe Nishikori has his chances in the third set if he plays at the level he has against Federer. It's probably a long shot but at odds of 13 it definitely deserves a go.
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|Nishikori to win 2-1(Sets)||Bet365||13.00||7||Canceled PUSH (Stake return)|