Kei Nishikori not happy with Wimbledon performance versus Jordan Thompson



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Kei Nishikori not happy with Wimbledon performance versus Jordan Thompson

Top-ranked Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori wasn't happy with the way he performed against Jordan Thompson at Wimbledon. Nishikori, a former world No. 4, suffered a four-set defeat to Thompson as the Australian won 7-5 6-4 5-7 6-3 to advance to the Wimbledon third round.

His serve was good, landed on the corner, but in the first place my forehand was all over the place during the 1st and 2nd set, feel like I have never experienced things like that," Nishikori said, per Seiadoumogera/Twitter.

"I was not able to get into the rhythm at all nor make chances on my return. It was as if I got the yips, it suddenly happened, fortunately then I recovered from that, but I had no idea what made this happen. Before the match I expected I would have chance on my return early on, but actually chance hardly came, that might make me a bit upset."

Nishikori entered the match as the favorite but lost

The first break points were seen in the 12th game of the first set, when Thompson realized his second set point to win a tight opener. Thompson then had a chance to start the second set with an early break but Nishikori saved three break points in the fourth game.

Serving to stay in the set in the 10th game, Nishikori failed to deliver as Thompson broke to go up by two sets. After taking a two-set lead, Thompson started the third set with a 3-0 lead. But Nishikori refused to quit as he claimed his first breaks of the match in the seventh and 11th game to overturn the deficit and force a fourth set.

Thompson was again the first player to get a break as he broke Nishikori in the fourth game of the fourth set. Nishikori got the break back immediately in the following game but dropped his service again in the eighth game as the Australian served out for the match in the ninth game.