In the 2014 U. S Open, it was Nishikori who stunned Djokovic in the semi-finals, Kei Nishikori has now reached the quarterfinals of the 2016 Australian Open and is ready for his opportunity to upset number one ranked Novak Djokovic.
Seventh ranked Nishikori is ready to beat Djokovic again, since the match the Serbian has beaten the Japanese player four times, at the 2014 ATP World Tour Finals, 2014 BNP Paribas Mater, Internazionali BNL d’Italia in 2015 and the 2015 ATP World Tour Finals.
Nishikori said when they played in London, Djokovic kind of destroyed him and it was never an easy match for him, but now the conditions is different and he hope he can make changes to his play, as it would give him confidence to play against Djokovic.
28 year old Djokovic won three Grand Slams in 2015, including the Australian Open, U.S Open and Wimbledon and lost the final of the French Open to Stan Wawrinka. Still Djokovic took home 11 titles last season and won in Doha to start-off 2016, crashing Rafael Nadal in the final.
Nishikori said that he thinks the biggest thing is that Djokovic doesn’t miss and also never gives points away, Nishikori knows he will have to be the one to dictate, he thinks Djokovic serves well and that too counts towards making him a though player to beat.
Djokovic hopes he can keep going after defeating Gilles Simon on Sunday; he now looks forward to meeting number 7 ranked Kei Nishikori, who defeated the number 9 ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsongo. Djokovic’s 100 unforced errors were the most startling statistic of the day, he expected a tough game against Simon, but could not remember such a high number of errors. In terms of the level that he played, he says it’s a match to forget.
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