Japanese Nishikori takes bronze medal of the Olympic games

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Kei Nishikori

In the match for third place at the Olympic tennis tournament and the Japanese kei nishikori prevailed over Rafael Nadal from Spain.

The match between kei and about Rafa expected as a beautiful meeting with two very skilled tennis players.

The first set started quite smoothly, with many predictable long sweepstakes, and each of the players his serve took. But even with the score 2:2 the Japanese began to play more actively, forcing Nadal to make a mistake often and it has definitely borne fruit. Two unanswered breaks made kei won the first set.

The second party unexpectedly went under the same scenario. Nishikori worked actively, almost without mistakes in long rallies time and pushing up the tempo. Nadal again gave two of your submission and earned himself a bunch of practically insoluble problems.

However, Rafa came to the Olympics as a standard-bearer and probably felt the responsibility that lies on him. A nice story would be legendary, the Spaniard win both gold tournament, but the King of clay fell just short in the semifinal match with del Potro. However, “fresh” gold Nadal resigned from, though bronze, but the medal he was not going to.

Thanks to the incredible efforts of the Spaniard returned both break, not allowing kei to submit twice in the match. In the tiebreak inspired by the success of Nadal defeated opponent and sent the game to the deciding set.

It seemed that Rafael stay on the same level and gold not be avoided, but here nishikori has managed to improve and made the break which proved fatal. The rest of the players acted the same, not allowing more to give his pitch.

Bronze medal Nishikori became the first for him in his debut Olympics, and Rafa missed the opportunity to win another award, other things strongly on the statistics is not affected – Beijing gold he already won’t take this one, but yesterday the Spaniard added to it and the gold medal in doubles.

Rafael Nadal (Spain, 3) – Kei Nishikori (Japan, 4) – 2:6, 7:6 (1), 3:6

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