Things change quickly in tennis, one day at the top, the other at the bottom. Kei Nisikori on Sunday, at the master in London, fired Roger Federer, with considerable Swiss help, but today the Japanese are against it Kevin Anderson won only one game … South Africa was better in 64 minutes with 6: 0, 6: 1.
Kei Nisikori used the very pale performances of Federer on Sunday and won the blame for the victory (but he certainly succeeded in an extraordinary half line of the baseline), today the Japanese was the one who did not find the right rhythm. Only the sight on the semaphore was even worse for him, Anderson got the first eleven matches and Nishikori was even threatened to stay at zero, which until now only happened once in the last tournament. Federer started in 2005 in Shanghai Gastona Gaudia s 6: 0, 6: 0 …
"I will try to forget this as soon as possible. Something was wrong. I do not know why I did not play well, why I made so many mistakes. I just did not feel the ball, it was not my day. I hope that the training day will correct this and that with the positive feelings I will start the next fight,"He dragged his head with the head of Nisikori, who equaled his worst career defeat – in 2008 he was in Stockholm Robin Söderling began 6: 1, 6: 0. The Japanese (he was in two sets better than Anderson in Paris recently) will have to compete until Thursday, as he remains in the game for promotion, but he will have to beat in the last game before the match Dominica Thiema.
Anderson has already been with the Austrian, who today was the perfect master in the O2 arena and came to the most reliable victory in his career. The pressure of South Africans on the rival was constant, he won 12 balls for a break, he simply won his matches with excellent services, eventually he got 66 percentage points. "That was one of my best career competitions. I gave back the service well, offensive, I did not give away points. My self-esteem just grew and Keiji walked the other way. From my point of view, this was a fantastic job"Obviously, I was satisfied with Anderson, who is firmly in the Lleyton Hewitt group, where he now has another side, against Federer, who so far has just won, but this victory was so sweet. year to Wimbledon, where he remained 0: 2 in the quarter in the quarterfinals and then he got the fifth of 13:11: "I'm looking forward to the race with Roger, but I'm sure he will show much more than in the opening. "
Tomorrow there are many promises in the Guga Kuerten group, but in practice this is very different to see. At 15:00 CET the first and fifth players of the world will move, and the first and third place in the tournament, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev. In their mutual fights, for now, they are 1: 1, but on a solid basis, last month in Shanghai, Nole was definitely better 6: 2, 6: 1. The Serb seems to stop and confirmed the status of the first favorite in the match John Isner (this will be measured tomorrow with Marino Cilic). "I won the game three times at John & # 39; s Service, which often seems impossible, but I was in the right place at the right time," says Djokovic, "a simple" recipe, where Isner's services are often not so special. very good return.