‘Kei Nishikori Can Beat Novak Djokovic at French Open 2015′

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Monday, April 27th, 2015 | 0
(photo: india.com)

(photo: india.com)


Rafael Nadal, better known as the ‘King of Clay’, has had a slump in his form of late. This gives his biggest rival Novak Djokovic a reason to be sanguine ahead of the French Open 2015, and is already projected to win the elusive clay-court title by many.  However, someone’s got a diverse pick altogether.

Barry Cowan, the former England tennis player who is renowned to stretch Pete Sampras to 5 sets at the 2001 Wimbledon Championships, opines that Japanese sensation Kei Nishikori could subdue Djokovic and come up as a surprise winner at the French Open this year.

Nishikori has been in the best of his forms in the recent times. Besides winning the ATP title in Memphis earlier this year, the 25-year-old produced a stellar performance to defend his Barcelona Open title last week. His 26-5 win-loss record this season, gives a reason to Cowan to root for Nishikori.

“If Novak doesn’t win the French (Open), then Nishikori can,” Cowan told SkySports. “Definitely, Kei Nishikori is one that you can put into the mix to win the French Open.

“He’s a very good clay-courter, we saw that last year, and he knows he belongs in the higher echelons of the game.”





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