Break Points: Nishikori Out of Davis Cup

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It’s official: Kei Nishikori, who withdrew from the Sony Open last week after reaching the semifinals, is out of this weekend’s Davis Cup tie. That means fans will see Japan take on Czech Republic, but they won’t see Nishikori or Tomas Berdych. Jeff and Amy discussed the rather underwhelming Davis Cup quarterfinal slate (among other things) on this week’s Margin of Error podcast.

Lindsay is at the Family Circle Cup this week, so if you aren’t already following her on Twitter, now is a good time to start. She has also kicked off her coverage of the tourney here at The Changeover.

The ITF may not have tested Wayne Odesnik last year, but the USADA made quite sure that he has remained clean. American officials also kept close tabs on John Isner and the Bryan Brothers.

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One Response

  1. RZ
    RZ April 3, 2014 at 11:04 am |

    It’s a shame that Nishikori is still injured and has to miss what is a huge opportunity for Japan. I now see the Czech Republic winning that tie and moving on. I’m guessing if they make it to the latter rounds, Berdych will rejoin the team.

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