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Nadal downs battling Nishikori to reach Barcelona quarterfinals

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Taking him to three on clay was about the best result possible. Winning would have been considered a fluke :)

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I briefly watched a few matches, and think the most impressive of the whole bunch is Sinner, in my books the next big star for sure (barring injuries). I predict he will finish this year in top 10, and next year he will be in to 3. And he is 19 years old...

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I stayed up until 2 watching the match. Nishikori won the second set but was clearly outclassed overall. That said, there's no shame in being outclassed by Rafa on clay. Nishikori continues to look healthy - he seems to be past his injuries for the moment.

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Not too sure about Nadal's chances at the FO this year, but I hope he gets to break Federer's GS record. He seems to be slightly off this season, even on clay. To really struggle with a player like Nishikori really doesn't bode well.

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To really struggle with a player like Nishikori really doesn't bode well.

I really don't understand what you are talking about. In the last 20 years, the person who has the second most wins at Barcelona open is Nishikori. The first is Nadal.

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In the last 20 years, the person who has the second most wins at Barcelona open is Nishikori.

A nice way of saying Nishikori has won the BO twice in his career.

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Haters gonna hate, timeon. It’s like eating breakfast for them, we can’t be so cruel as to take what is fundamental to them away.

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Haters gonna hate, timeon

No, it's called being realistic.

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fxgai: "Taking him to three on clay was about the best result possible. Winning would have been considered a fluke :)"

Guess it's not going to be Nishikori's year this year, either. And you're right, had Nishikori won it would have been a fluke, because clearly he cannot beat Nadal with skill or talent. :)

Pukey2: "No, it's called being realistic."

Exactly. But that poster was silent for the last couple of years, except on an article talking about how Nishikori hoped to beat the "iron wall" or whatever it is after the actual champions retire.

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hard to fathom the delusions of the haters :)

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