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- - So, Kei Nishikori is through to his first Masters quarter-final, where he will face wildcard Pablo Andujar.
- - FEDERER 4-6 6-1 2-6 - GAME, SET & MATCH! Federer twists on a forehand across court and pulls it wide handing Nishikori a 15-30 lead. That quickly turns into two match points when Federer offers up another forehand error. Nishikori does brilliantly well to push Federer around the baseline but in the end it is a Fed error - a forehand into the net - that seals the win for the Japanese player.
- - FEDERER 4-6 6-1 2-5 - Nishikori holds to love, pulling Federer out to the Swiss players forehand wing, and forcing the forehand into the net on the slide. Federer will have to serve to stay in this match after the change of ends.
- - FEDERER 4-6 6-1 2-4 - Much better from Federer this time around as he fires an ace out wide to bring up a couple of game points, holding on the first with a huge forehand the Nishikori cannot deal with.
- - FEDERER 4-6 6-1 1-4 - Nishikori pushes Federer around the baseline and levels at 30-30 when the world number two pulls an off-balance forehand long across court. And from there the Japanese player goes on to hold with a blistering backhand down the line followed by a backhand across court that Federer can only return long again. Nishikori has consolidated the break in this final set.
- - FEDERER 4-6 6-1 1-3 - BREAK! Nishikori has refused to roll over in this final set and suddenly finds himself with another break oppourtnity. A sloppy game from Federer, a return to the standard of play from the first set, and the world number two concedes his serve with a forehand error.
- - FEDERER 4-6 6-1 1-2 - Federer incredibly frustrated with himself now as he gets a look at a second serve after pushing Nishikori to deuce. But he can only send his backhand return long of the baseline and slightly wide as well and that seals the hold for Nishikori.
- - FEDERER 4-6 6-1 1-1 - Federer holds to 15, in his typical quick style, finding his first ace of the set and fifth overall in the process.
- - FEDERER 4-6 6-1 0-1 -A good start to the final set from Nishikori as he holds to 30 to get his side of the scoreboard ticking over. Federer was frustrated during the change of ends at how long it was taking to water the court and had a lengthy discussion with the umpire about it.
- - FEDERER 4-6 6-1 - SET! Despite missing a comfortable smash, Federer serves out the set in easy fashion. It's almost as though dropping that early set was the jolt Fed needed to get him going, he really cut out the unforced errors in the second set and dominated as a result
- - FEDERER 4-6 5-1 - BREAK! Nishikori has been under constant pressure in this second set, Federer having lifted his level dramatically. Fed breaks for a second time when Nishikori nets an off-balance backhand and it will be the defending champion to serve for the set after the change of ends.
- - FEDERER 4-6 4-1 - Nishikori pegs Federer back to deuce with a couple of great backhands, one down the line followed by a winner across court. But Nishikori can't quite manage to get an angled passing shot attempt up and over the net and Federer goes on to hold and consolidate the break
- - FEDERER 4-6 3-1 - BREAK! Nishikori quickly finds himself three break points down. He saves them all with some gutsy serving but a Fed sliced backhand, which Nishikori can only return into the net, sees him staring at another break point. And this time Fed does break, going back down the centre of the court, wrong-footing Nishikori and drawing the forehand into the net.
- - FEDERER 4-6 2-1 - Federer holds to love when Nishikori nets a backhand return of serve and that slings all the pressure back over the net at the Japanese player.
- - FEDERER 4-6 1-1 - Federer draws Nishikori into the net and drills a forehand passing shot down the line before earning himself a first break point of the match when Nishikori hits long. The 14th seed saves the chance with a backhand winner down the line but Fed gets a second chance with a forehand passing shot winner across court. Nishikori stops mid-point to challenge (correctly as it turns out) a Fed forehand and from there goes on to hold. Great composure from Nishikori there.
- - FEDERER 4-6 1-0 - Federer holds for the opening game of the second set, dropping just the one point. Nishikori has done well so far but it's more about the Federer errors than anything spectacular from the Japanese player - he has simply been consistently solid.
- - FEDERER 4-6 - SET! A backhand goes well wide from Nishikori to hand Federer a point in the game but the 14th seed is quick to fashion two set points when Fed hits into the net. Only one is needed, however, as Fed completely mis-hits yet another backhand, this one landing well long, and Nishikori has the first set!
- - FEDERER 4-5 - Federer holds for the loss of just one point when Nishikori dives out wide and nets his over-stretched forehand return. But Nishikori will have a chance to serve for the opening set after the change of ends.
- - FEDERER 3-5 - Another error from the racquet of Federer, a forehand that whistles long of the baseline, and Nishikori has another hold. Federer will have to serve to stay in this opening set next
- - FEDERER 3-4 - Normal service is resumed by Federer as he races through a much more typical service hold to keep the deficit down to just the one break.
- - FEDERER 2-4 - Federer leaps all over a poor second serve from Nishikori to open the game and drills a forehand return winner down the line after running around the ball. But the Japanese player quickly recovers and holds to consolidate the break with another forehand winner - that's his best shot, definitely.
- - FEDERER 2-3 - BREAK! A cracking forehand winner down the line from Nishikori sees him seal the first break of the match against all the odds.
- - FEDERER 2-2 - Better from Nishikori this time around as he holds with the loss of only one point. The Japanese player is beginning to settle into this match now, looking more and more comfortable with every point that passes
- - FEDERER 2-1 - Another four first serves from Federer and another blink-and-you'll-miss-it service hold from the world number two
- - FEDERER 1-1 - Nishikori misses his first four first serves to open the match and help Federer to enjoy some 40-30 pressure in the Japanese players opening game. But back-to-back first serves see Nishikori hold and get off the mark. That should help him settle the nerves.
- - FEDERER 1-0 - An easy comfortable service hold from Federer to open the match - the defending champion battering down his first ace of the day to seal the game.
- - These two have met each other just once before when Federer perhaps unsurprisingly took the win - a straight sets victory in Fed's home town of Basel back in the 2011 final.
- - Coming up next is world number two Roger Federer, the defending champion, who will be taking on Japanese 14th seed Kei Nishikori for a place in the last eight
|Date of Birth||29/12/1989|
|Date of Birth||08/08/1981|