1/16 final of ATP Grand Slam at Wimbledon. A very exciting match is waiting for us as two good grass players who prefer different styles of play will face off against each other. To have more insights on this ATP Kei Nishikori vs Steve Johnson match please check out the preview below.


Kei Nishikori

29 years old 7th racket of the world has not lost a match on grass this season yet. He is coming to this match after defeating Thiago Monteiro and Cameron Norrie in first 2 matches of Wimbledon in straight sets. Kei is one of the players who can play well on every grounds including grass. Even though Japanese loves to play the ball longer and force his opponent out of position. He creates a good opportunity to strike he is capable of adapting on faster grounds as well. The main weakness Nishikori has in his game is his weak serving ability and it comes from being only 178 cm. That’s the main reason why he sometimes struggles with consistently winning games against possibly weaker opponents and has to work harder after giving up his serving games.

Anyway, Nishikori is a real contender here and might surpass his previous result last year where he dropped out at the Quarter-final.


Steve Johnson

29 years old, as well as his opponent, American did not have the best season so far. 71st ranked Johnson hasn’t played a lot until the end of May when the tournament in Lyon was started. Johnson had some injuries throughout the season who led to this result. Anyway, he is feeling a lot more confident on grass than he is on clay as results speak for itself. He’s won against Kohlschreiber and Opelka before and has already defeated Ramos and De Minaur here at Wimbledon. Johnson prefers a lot different style from Nishikori where he loves to serve and volley. American can’t play longer rallies as Nishikori does so the main area where he can punish Nishikori is hitting those winners and serving at his best.


Kei Nishikori vs Steve Johnson H2H

Nishikori is leading H2H by 4 wins to 0.


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