Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Nishikori challenge Federer in ATP finals

I visited O2 Arena near to Thames river, to watch the tennis match between Nishikori and Federer.

Kei Nishikori is a professional tennis player. He is only 24 years old, but the only Japanese who have won in the semifinal of the Grand Slum events. He is now recognized as the strongest tennis player in Japan, being ranked World No. 5.

KeiNishikori.com (in Japanese)

He has visited London to play at the ATP World Tour Finals. I noticed just a few days ago. He defeated Andy Murray in the previous match. If he won this match, it would be promised to gain the seat of the semifinal.

The opponent, Roger Federer, is one of the greatest tennis players of the world. He has gained numerous award, including the champions of all of the Grand Slam games.


To be honest, I am not interested in watching sports. Nonetheless, this card was so attracted that I had no option to miss this opportunity.

I tried to book a ticket via the official website of ATP. Firstly, I failed to buy the ticket due to transaction errors. At last, I used my debit card to gain a ticket.

The O2 Arena had a unique form.

There were posters describing the finalists displayed everywhere.

When I entered the hall, a doubles match had just begun. I had to wait outside until a breaking time.

The doubles match was also amazing. Each player fought well.

After the end of the doubles match, a count down began.

And then, the two finalists appeared.

The match was legendary. I was excited. All audiences were fascinated to the marvelous techniques of the players.

The stadium looked filled to capacity.

It is sorry that Nishikori lost the match. Nishikori fought well, but Federer was too strong to give Nishikori even minimal chance to win. Federer got several service aces. Unfortunately, Nishikori gained no breaks.

Actually, Nishikori has defeated Federer twice, but I felt there was a distance in the ability between two players.

Anyway, this match was so splendid. I completely enjoyed it. To be the summit of the world is a great challenge. I hope both the two giants will achieve a good result in the next games.

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