I do hope we have all recovered now after that manic match. From the first few games to finally passing winner from Kei the match was a mess. I can’t still pull it all together. It has something that Sky Sports haven’t done a short highlight clip of the match like they have with others because where the hell would you begin?
It’s one of those matches where no one played well at all and big work needs to be done. I saw a tweet that said Kei Nishikori is back on track to his best and I thought did they watch the match?? If that is his best then there is work to do!
Tomas Berdych started the match the better of the two players he was aggressive with his serve and ground strokes as Kei struggled to get going with the Czech player taking a 4-1 lead. Once Kei found his feet in the set he did get back on serve at 4-5 and whilst serving to stay in the set he did get broken and Berdych took the set 6-4.
After a couple of games in set two Kei called on the trainer a few times and was having issues with his right wrist and wasn’t gripping the racket comfortably and then capitulation happened, not from Nishikori but from Berdych.
Did he get carried away? I think so. I tweeted that I got sick of watching Berdych randomly come to the net at the wrong time and got passed time and time again it was poor from someone so experienced as himself.
Nishikori despite being bothered by this injury then went onto win the 11 of the next 12 games despite not looking comfortable but Berdych unravelled and began missing the court and it got messy.
This summed it up;