Kei Nishikori played pretty well and beat a rusty Roger Federer.
Federer had a bad day at the office today. Many shanks, balls spraying just out, especially in the first set. In the second set Roger raised his level and played with much better timing and variety, using the drop shot very well. Then there was a relatively long delay starting the third set due to watering the court. It was rather strange and Federer complained that it was taking too long. They got back on the court and his momentum interrupted, Federer again was mistiming the ball. Then is 1st serve left him, and he was putting his usually reliable block returns into the net and it was pretty much over. Nishikori broke Federer once and that was all Kei needed as he played confidently to finish out the set and match.
Well done Kei, and congrats to Nishikori fans.
Condolences to the Federer fans. He obviously needs more match play.