Rafael Nadal predicts top 10 ranking for Kei Nishikori

Despite his loss to Rafael Nadal in the pre-quarterfinals of the French Open, Nishikori improved greatly on two previous second round losses in Paris.

updated: June 04, 2013 08:16 IST
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Paris: Rafael Nadal predictably proved a clay court bridge too far for Kei Nishikori on Monday at the French Open but predicted the Japanese will be a top 10 player soon.

The Spaniard, looking to become the first man to win the same Grand Slam singles crown for an eighth time, was celebrating his 27th birthday.

And Nishikori was unable to spoil the Mallorcan's centre court party as the 23-year-old from Shimane could manage only eight games in going down to a 6-4, 6-1, 6-3 defeat.

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