Rafael Nadal vs. Kei Nishikori - Live Stream and Australian Open Match Preview

Rafael Nadal (credit: PAUL CROCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Rafa Nadal vs. Kei Nishikori takes place on Monday at the 2014 Australian Open.

The fourth round match is scheduled to start at 03:00 GMT .

In the UK, the game airs live on British Eurosport /British Eurosport HD, while it is also streaming live online with 365.

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Nishikori has been having a great tournament so far. Now partly coached by Michael Chang, the sixteenth seed has backed up a strong showing at the Brisbane International, where he made the semi-finals, by making a third appearance in the round of sixteen at the Australian Open.

Nadal has looked in imperious form in Melbourne so far. While Bernard Tomic retired after one set in the first round, Nadal’s victories over Thanasi Kokkinakis and Gael Monfils have come at a cost of just 16 games. Trouncing an Australian teenager is one thing; a demolition of Monfils, a supremely talented player who pushed Nadal to a third set in the Qatar Open finals a couple of weeks ago, is quite another. 

Nothing about Nadal appears particularly vulnerable or attackable in Melbourne so far. He’s served above 70% in both completed matches so far, hit 60 winners for 37 unforced errors and has yet to have his serve broken. 

On that form, it’s going to take something truly special to stop him and despite Nishikori’s undeniable talent, the history between these two doesn’t suggest that the Japanese player will be the one to come up with it. Nishikori and Nadal have played five times and five times the win has gone to Nadal. On clay, on hard courts, on grass, Nishikori hasn’t taken a set from Nadal since their first meeting at Queens in 2008. He hasn’t taken more than four games in a set since then, either. 

In his third-round match, Nishikori trailed Donald Young of the USA 2-5 in the first set before winning 17 of the last 18 games to prevail 7-5 6-1 6-0. That was quite a drastic turnaround. It’s very difficult to see how Nishikori, for all his excellent movement, can reverse his fortunes against Nadal in the same way.

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