68 minutes. It’s the time that Kei Nishikori needed to dismantle David Goffin 6-1, 6-2 yesterday, reaching the Miami quarter-finals. The Japanese lost only a grand total of 10 games in three matches : « I don’t think it usually happens, but I have been playing well. My serve, my return, my strokes… I feel a lot of confidence, playing good ».
The best Japanese player ever, who will face the American John Isner in the next round, will move ahead of Rafael Nadal in the ATP world rankings on Monday following his latest victory. Thank you for all the emotions you gave us and for showing the courage to never crack under pressure !