Kei Nishikori vs Robin Haase – ATP Toronto : The Japanese Kei Nishikori faces the Dutch Robin Haase this Monday on the Toronto Masters.
This is a 1st round match of this tournament.
On the head-to-head record, we have a duel between the two in 2011 at the Shanghai Masters, where the Japanese won 2-1.
I know that the Japanese Nishikori isn’t a very reliable tennis player.
Of course that saying that about a player who is consistently on the top 10, despite not being at the moment, and with undeniable talent is weird.
But those that follow the career of the Japanese know about the difficulties he faces to be consistent. Yes, that’s the word.
And one of his main problems is exactly his physicality. Nishikori’s endurance is problematic and generally he falters on that aspect, which ends up hindering the rest of his tennis.
The rest seems like an ideal scenario for him.
He plays aggressively, focusing on the hard courts and especially on the speed of the American hard courts.
On the latest tournaments, despite not making any spectacular campaign, he has been doing well.
He has been showing some recovery from his unstable period and of injuries that has knocked him down on the rankings.
Kei Nishikori vs Robin Haase – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Haase on the other hand isn’t on a good moment of form. To make matters worse, he will make his debut on the North-American hard courts. He was still playing in Europe on some clay tournaments, squeezing out what was left of the clay season.
And not even that was helping him get some good results. Yes, he reached the semi-final in Umag, but besides that, he was eliminated in the first round in Gstaad and Kitzbuhel against lower-rated players.
Reaching the hard courts, facing a Nishikori that is already used to them and that is a better player, I believe on a victory in straight sets from the Japanese that will be inside his comfort zone.
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