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Nishikori tames heat and big-serving Cilic

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Gokurosama, Kei-san ! Hang in there, and keep up the good work ! Rusty is a veteran, and a formidable opponent ! It will be tough in the Aussie summer heat !

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Nicely done, Nishikori, but since the Giant's height is pointed out more than once, why not Jack's? It's tennis, not basketball, and height alone doesn't give that much of an advantage. So how about instead of: "...With temperatures approaching 37 degrees Celsius, the second seeded Nishikori finished far stronger than the 198-centimeter-tall Cilic...", you have, "With temperatures approaching 37 degrees Celsius, the second seeded, 178 cm-tall Nishikori..."?

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178 cm isn't unusual. 198 cm is.

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height alone doesn't give that much of an advantage

If you know tennis, you know all the big servers are that way because of their height advantage.

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but since the Giant's height is pointed out more than once, why not Jack's?

Actually, I only see his height being mentioned once. And in any case, players who have 'big serves' are those that are tall players; such as with Boris Becker, Goran Ivanisievic, Pete Sampras, etc. had, and guys like John Isner (6'9" tall) have.

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Probably mentioned because it takes a lot more energy to move a giant body around, creating a lot of extra heat and fatigue. Where is all that global cooling when you need it?

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