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Tale of the tape: Kei Nishikori vs. Grigor Dimitrov – 2016 Rogers Cup quarter-final

Jul 28, 2016
written by: Tennis Canada
written by: Tennis Canada

Kei Nishikori and Grigor Dimitrov both come into this quarter-final having ostensibly found some much needed form over the course of the tournament.

For Nishikori, injury derailed his past several tournaments, including his Wimbledon campaign where he was forced to retire from his fourth-round match against Marin Cilic. Dimitrov, on the other hand, has struggled with form all season – but appears to be gaining momentum once more following an encouraging win over the red-hot Ivo Karlovic.

Here’s how the two talented ball-strikers match up:

Nishikori (JPN) Dimitrov (BUL)
December 29, 1989
(26 years old)
Birthdate May 16, 1991
(25 years old)
5’10” Height 6’3″
Right-handed Plays Right-handed
No. 6 Ranking No. 40
No. 4 (March 2, 2015) Career-High Ranking No. 8 (August 4, 2014)
36-11 2016 Record 20-16
Miami final, Barcelona final, Madrid & Rome semifinals; Memphis champion, Australian Open quarter-final 2016 Results So Far Sydney & Istanbul final, Delray Beach semifinal; Australian Open & Wimbledon third round
Washington & Barcelona champion, Australian Open & French Open semifinals; Madrid & Montreal semifinals Best 2015 Results Australian Open fourth round, Monte Carlo & Madrid quarter-finals
Semifinals (2015) Best Rogers Cup Result Semifinals (2014)
2014 US Open final; three-time Australian Open quarter-finalist, 2015 French Open quarter-finals; 11 ATP titles Notable Career Results 2014 Wimbledon semifinals, 2014 Australian Open quarter-finals; Acapulco & Queen’s club champion

Nishikori leads the head-to-head 2-0

Previous meetings:
2014 Miami third round – Nishikori d. Dimitrov 7-6(1), 7-5
2013 Shanghai second round – Nishikori d. Dimitrov 6-3, 6-4