Donskoy vs Nishikori (By: Iniestaone)
Nishikori made a return to the tour on the challenger circuit this year and he won Dallas 10 days ago. Yesterday he defeated Rubin 7-5 6-3 as a big favorite and now he has a tougher opponent in the second round, Donskoy
The Russian is 4/4 this year so far, he is coming off a solid 7-5 6-1 victory against Estrella.
Donskoy is Nishikori's toughest opponent so far this year and it'll be interesting to see by how big of a margin Nishikori will win. I don't believe it'll be by a lot. He didn't look very convincing against Rubin and in the first set he was serving very badly, at a mere 53%, and Rubin actually broke him his very first service game. Nishikori wasn't nearly as dominating as he usually is when he plays vs players ranked below 200 and that tells me he might not perform a lot better vs Donskoy. I see a three set win for Nishikori here.
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Donskoy vs Nishikori prediction
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