It is a match that I'll have nothing to lose and a lot to winsaid Verdasco.
I will just go out there and try my best and fight every ball and hopefully I will have my best day.Though the scoreline, 7-6 (10-8), 6-3, 6-4 sounded a pretty breezy victory for Djokovic, it actually wasn't so. Every point was a marathon and Djokovic should be relieved that he could break Verdasco's serve in the second and third sets or otherwise it could have been a repeat show of the Semifinal between Nadal and Verdasco in 2009. Meanwhile, Kei Nishikori the Japanese heartthrob faced jitters in the first set before coming back strongly to take the second, third and fourth sets. The Japanese star looked unsettled and was taken into a tie-breaker in the first set which he lost to the little known American, Steve Johnson. But Kei switched gears and was in cruise mode from the second set as he sent Johnson packing following a dominant display on court. Nishikori won 6-7 (9-7), 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 in two hours and 29 minutes on Hisense Arena and will now face David Ferrer in the fourth round.
It was a nice battle and I was playing solid in the last couple of sets, so it was a very good win today I think from now on it will be a tougher opponent coming up, but I've won three good matches so it was exciting to play here todayNishikori said. In the other result of the day, Defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka continued his good form in the tournament as he sailed comfortably to the fourth round with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 win over Finland's Jarkko Nieminen.