Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori admitted it was frustrating to lose to Sebastian Korda because he believed he had chances to win the match.
In the Halle round-of-16, Korda beat Nishikori 2-6 6-3 7-5.
“I had some unforced errors, but he was good, I don’t have so many points of improvement as for today. There were some points that could have changed the result if I had taken them, I had many chances to break his serve and take a lead,” Nishikori said, per Seiadoumogera/Titter.
“So it’s frustrating to lose the match that I could have won, but it’s also nice that I played at decent level. The only bad thing is that my volley was terrible today. The shots were not too long but I always made a subtle mistake on volley.
“Trying volley itself was nice but I often failed to make it, that’s the biggest area to improve. My feelings on grass have improved much compared to 1R. Wish I could have one more match here, but feeling-wise, it’s not bad.”
Nishikori has no clear goal for Wimbledon
Former world No. 4 Nishikori has revealed that he is dealing with some wrist issue and admitted that he doesn’t have a clear goal for Wimbledon.
“I have some concerns on my wrist, actually I was not sure if I really play the tournament. I considered not playing, but overall it was better than expected. The wrist issue has been bothering me since before French OP, I have to take a rest to completely recover from the injury,” Nishikori added.
“I got good feelings from the match, hopefully I can take them into Wimbledon. It’s hard to have a clear goal for Wimbledon, I expect most matches can go either way like today. I want to have as deep run as possible there, but just need to play one match at a time.”