Rafael Nadal vs Kei Nishikori

Rafael Nadal vs Kei Nishikori : Sailing into the quarterfinals of his beloved Grand Slam, the French Open, the King of Clay, Rafael Nadal, is looking comfortable on the red dirt.

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Rafael Nadal vs Kei Nishikori
Date : June 4, 2019
Start Time : 9:30 AM ET
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The Spanish World Number 2 looked out of sorts in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid before lifting the trophy in the Italian Open. The crushing defeat he handed to Novak Djokovic in the finals in Italy helped re-establish his dominance and Nadal is now in pursuit of a record-extending 12th French Open title.

Nadal ousted Juan Ignacio Londero in the fourth round to set up a date with Japanese No. 1, Kei Nishikori, in the quarterfinals.

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are closing in on a dream Roland Garros semi-final clash but standing in their way are Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka.

AFP Sport looks at Tuesday’s first two quarter-finals:

Believe it or not, Kei Nishikori, the best deciding-set player in the Open Era, has lost deciding sets in the past; he’s just refusing to do so this fortnight at Roland Garros.

The seventh-seeded Japanese won his eighth consecutive five-setter on Monday, denying home favourite Benoit Paire a place in the quarter-finals 6-2, 6-7(8), 6-2, 6-7(8), 7-5 to match his best showing in Paris.

“I’m just happy to win today,” Nishikori said.

In a match that was suspended because of darkness on Sunday night, the two resumed play at the start of the fourth, and the back-and-forth tussle continued under an overcast sky.

The king of clay Rafael Nadal will square off against Asian number one Kei Nishikori in a mouth-watering quarter-final clash at Roland Garros.

The two have played twelve times against each other in the past, with the Spaniard predictably dominating the head to head record 10-2. However, both wins for the Japanese came in their last five matches, which means their rivalry, which was pretty lopsided early on, has become a much closer affair in recent times.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are closing in on a dream Roland Garros semi-final clash but standing in their way are Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka.

AFP Sport looks at Tuesday’s first two quartr-finals:

Rafael Nadal (ESP x2) v Kei Nishikori (JPN x7)

Head-to-head: Nadal leads 10-2

— Nadal, the defending champion who turned 33 on Monday, racked up his 90th career win at Roland Garros when he swept past Juan Ignacio Londero in the last-16.

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