No.5 seed Kei Nishikori dismantles David Ferrer for the loss of just nine games to advance to a quarterfinal with defending Melbourne champion Stan Wawrinka.
Fifth seed Kei Nishikori shrugs off a slow start to dispose of American Steve Johnson 6-7(7) 6-1 6-2 6-3 to set up a round of 16 meeting with David Ferrer.
Kei Nishikori had to sweat out victory against Ivan Dodig in four gruelling sets. For a time in the fourth set, however, it was touch and go as to whether he would win through.
Monday may be Australia Day, but a host of Americans from different generations will look to keep the Stars and Stripes fluttering in the women’s draw.
Madison Keys has a power-laden game; on the bright stage of Saturday night at Australian Open 2015, the young American will need to be at her free-swinging best to oust Petra Kvitova.
Last year was the high point of Stan Wawrinka’s career, but the reigning Melbourne champion is ready to look forward.
Many experts believe Kei Nishikori will win a Grand Slam. For the moment, his target is to reach the semifinals at all four slams.
Kei Nishikori d David Ferrer 6-3 6-3 6-3
Kei Nishikori d Steve Johnson 6-7(7) 6-1 6-2 6-3
Kei Nishikori d Ivan Dodig 4-6 7-5 6-2 7-6(0)
Kei Nishikori d Nicolas Almagro 6-4 7-6 6-2
Kei Nishikori, the No.5 seed, negotiates a tricky hurdle by beating dangerous floater Nicolas Almagro 6-4 7-6(1) 6-2 at Margaret Court Arena.