944893_10152826213085271_1300132506_nWhaddaya say, people? All I hear from the Steve's and the adp's and the Mitch's and Harold's on this site is that I don't know nuthin' about tennis. And then I come to you good folks at the beginning of this very same week and tell you I just watched Kei Nishikori, yes the same Kei who's shown game for around 4 years now, manhandle Jurgen Melzer, and I told you that Kei was hitting a nasty ball and ready for a breakout performance. I even said to you naysayers, as I said in the past before Robin Soderling's breakthrough, that Nishikori or Wawarinka were going to be the first slam-less players to win a slam. And what happens? Kei puts a beating down today on the head of Roger Federer, beating the maestro 6-2 in the third and final set. This isn't even one of Nishikori's favorite surfaces."He was my idol. Actually, to beat him, that was one of my goals for my tennis career," said Nishikori. "It happens on clay and it's amazing. It's not really my favourite surface." No one, not even Djoko (ok, maybe just Djoko) moves like Nishikori around the court and I remember talking to Leander Paes last year in IW after he played against Nishikori in doubles and he said the kid has an amazing backhand. Apparently, because I didn't see today's match, Kei was stinging backhand winners down the line. Nishikori has 8 wins now against Top 10 players. The kid is ready to make the big breakthrough and I'm ready to receive a little loving.