Federer blows away cobwebs; Barty scraps her way into third round

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Not mentioned in this story is Kei Nishikori's 4-set loss to Jordan Thompson, ranked 81st in the world. Guess this year isn't Kei's year, either.

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Nishikori, is on his way out-the-door. A fine athlete, succumbing to the vagaries of age.

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Nishikori shouldn’t have changed his coach, I guess?

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Nishikori shouldn’t have changed his coach, I guess?

LOL - well played

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Who is his coach? Is it Chang no more? I don't know because Nishikori is so irrelevant now I just don't pay much attention. And from the looks of it, neither does the Japanese media. Nishioka is the new Nishikori. He just beat that beast of a giant, Isner.

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Chang is still involved on the coaching team, but isn't touring with Kei. The recently-added Max Mirnyi is now doing that part. But I believe fxgai's comment is a wink toward the anti-Naomi Osaka crowd, who for some reason were obsessed with Osaka going through a bit of a slump after firing her coach two years ago.

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