Rafael Nadal v Kei Nishikori Live
Third seeded Rafael Nadal of Spain will be up against Japans Kei Nishikori in their fourth round match at the French Open 2013.
Its been a lot tougher at Roland Garros for Nadal than most would have imagined as hes used up a lot more court time than he usually does on clay and that will be a huge factor to consider each time he plays now.
Nadal needed four sets to break the resilience of his first two opponents, Daniel Brands and Martin Klizan before finally seeing off Fabio Fognini in a hard-fought third round match.
On the other hand, Nishikori’s time in the middle has gradually increased as the matches have gotten tougher. In the first round he dropped only five games in his demolition of Jesse Levine before defeating Grega Zemlja in four sets in the second round.
It was a tough third round match against Benoit Paire in the third round and he will now take on Nadal in the fourth.
Nadal has played Nishikori four times and won on all the occasions. So far they have never played on clay before this, with wins coming at Miami, Wimbledon and at London. Can the Japanese world number 15 push the Spaniard?
Tags: Rafael Nadal, Kei Nishikori, French Open
Posted: 3rd June 2013
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