An interview with: KEI NISHIKORI – Courtesy of the Shanghai Rolex Masters tournament.
Kei Nishikori defeated Alexander Dolgopolov 6-3, 6-4 on Friday to move on to the semisfinals. Here is a transcript from his news conference.
Q. Kei, an important milestone in your career, to reach your first semifinal. Is it extra special to do it in Asia?
KEI NISHIKORI: It is, for sure. I feel, you know, like home here. It means a lot, you know, to play semis here. Even first quarterfinals, semis, I’m really excited now.
Q. Today maybe your easiest win of the week. Can you explain why?
KEI NISHIKORI: Well, I know I have to win in two sets sometimes. It’s always been to win three sets all this week. Even Kuala Lumpur I was playing all the time three sets.
But I think I started well today. I knew he’s going to hit a lot of slice and I have to be careful. I was trying to be, you know, not going for too much, just try to steady on the court, and that works.
I guess, yeah, I won in two set today.