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Big 3, Nishikori, Serena reach Wimbledon quarterfinals; Barty, Gauff ousted

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Only Federer, Nadal and Djokovic now stand between Kei and a maiden gland slam win...

The even winning two of the trifecta would be a miracle!

Improving on his 30% record v Federer would be a nice win by itself.

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Well said fxgai. Kei-chan is in the form of his life, and with his youth I would favor him in a 5-set match against the ageing Big 3. Fed is running on old legs. Go Go Kei-chan!

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Fed is running on old legs.

The 37 year old Wimbledon GOAT is crushing it, especially in the last 2 games. My guess is that you haven't even bothered watching any games this tournament that the big three have played in.

Novak is only 32, not old be any standard. Nishikori had an easy stroll so far not playing against seeded players.....until now and it's the GOAT.

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@ rocket panda, all I am saying is that Fed will struggle if it goes to 5 sets, at his age. Yes, he has been a great player, but Kei is the 5-set King!

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Nishikori has had some spectacular luck with the draw thusfar, and has done well on his end (only 1 dropped set in 4 matches). However, that spectacular luck takes a turn for the worse now. Beating all of the Big 3 in a row is too much to ask for, but here's hoping for some entertaining matches and an improved showing against the top players in the world.

Fun fact: Nishikori has made it to the quarters in both the French and now Wimbledon this year, and along the way he has managed to face only one seeded player, who happened to be a very low seed (#31 Laslo Đere in Paris). The tennis gods are smiling down on him, it seems.

Ganbare Japan!: Kei-chan is in the form of his life

By what standard?

Ganbare Japan!: with his youth I would favor him in a 5-set match against the ageing Big 3

You made an identical comment prior to his 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 loss to Nadal at the French Open.

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along the way he has managed to face only one seeded player

This says more positively about Kei relative to the other seeds, than it does negatively. Nice one.

Kei has been consistently a top ten player over the years since his US open breakout year, the rest outside the big four are like yo-yos!

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Ganbare Japan: "Kei-chan is in the form of his life, and with his youth I would favor him in a 5-set match against the ageing Big 3. Fed is running on old legs."

Once again, hoping you can win because the opposing team is too old to play well. That is not skill. You insult Nishikori Kei every time you pray for the "Old three" or whatever to lose because of age instead of Nishikori's skill.

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fxgai: "This says more positively about Kei relative to the other seeds, than it does negatively. Nice one."

Actually, it says he's been lucky, not skilled.

"Kei has been consistently a top ten player over the years since his US open breakout year, the rest outside the big four are like yo-yos!"

What are you talking about? This time last year he was ranked... what... 25th? The only thing that holds true "over the years" is that you have literally said "This will be his year" and saw him fail, then failed to comment when he did. Now here we are again, and when he loses tomorrow you'll probably just no comment at all, or join the sad chorus of people who say "He was more tired than other players," or, "The other player was too tall today", or, "He's just resting for next time", or you'll just support the people who do.

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I hope Kei Nishikori will beat Federer and advance to the semifinal. Good luck Kei-chan.

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What are you talking about?

a bog standard rational analysis.

honestly...

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