Fighting for the Quarters: Nadal vs Nishikori at the ATP Miami SEO

Yo, yo, yo, tennis fans!

Yes, it’s that time of the year again for the ATP/SEO in Miami. Already, Rafael Nadal has cruised past his first three opponents since last week and I sure hope his winning streak continues..

I do not have a digital tuner but thanks to our mighty fast Internet connection, I can now watch live streaming without any hassles! I’m writing this now as I wait patiently for the live telecast of Rafael Nadal’s (ranked #2) fourth round match against Kei Nishikori (ranked #16), the Japanese golden boy of tennis who climbed the ranks quickly last year. One of Nishikori’s most memorable achievements was when he defeated Novak Djokovic in the semi finals match of the Swiss Indoors Basel in 2011. There he made history as the first Japanese (and perhaps the first Asian) to beat a World Number One. From then on, he broke a lot of records in tennis, most recently in this year’s Australian Open.

Nishikori earned a place in the fourth round of ATP Miami SEO after defeating Lukas Rosol setting up against Nadal..  This will be the fourth time the two are playing against each other (the two also met in last year’s SEO second round) and Nadal remains unbeatable.

It is going to be a tough match for Nishikori tonight (my local time) as Nadal is trying to reach the quarters here for the sixth straight year and he hasn’t lost before the quarterfinals since I can remember.   These two players are amongst the few tennis players that I admire most,on and off the court. But for sure, my loyalty is with Rafa 🙂 Good luck to both. Vamos, Rafa!

P.So. To those who would like to know, here’s the head-to-head stats between the two players. I grabbed it from the ATP World Tour site.

Nadal-Nishikori head-to-head stats.

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