Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori have met on 7 occasions and their head to head record currently stands at 6-1 in Murray’s favour. Their last match was on hard courts at the 2016 GBR vs. JPN, Davis Cup where Murray won 7-5, 7-6(6), 3-6, 4-6, 6-3.
|Andy Murray||Kei Nishikori|
|Murray vs Nishikori Previous Matches|
|Mar 2016||GBR vs. JPN, Davis Cup||RR||Hard||Murray||7-5, 7-6(6), 3-6, 4-6, 6-3|
|Aug 2015||ATP Masters Canada||S||Hard||Murray||6-3, 6-0|
|May 2015||Masters 1000 Madrid||S||Clay||Murray||6-3, 6-4|
|Nov 2014||Barclays ATP Tour Finals||RR||Hard||Nishikori||4-6, 4-6|
|Dec 2012||Brisbane, Australia||S||Hard||Murray||6-4, 2-0 RET|
|Jan 2012||Australian Open||Q||Hard||Murray||6-3, 6-3, 6-1|
|Oct 2011||Masters 1000 Shanghai||S||Hard||Murray||6-3, 6-0|
Murray and Nishikori have recently just completed their first Davis Cup match with Murray winning dramatically in 5 sets.
Their first few matches were very one decided affairs with Murray dropping just 3 games on his first win at the Shanghai Masters event in China in 2011, there first grand slam match, was not much closer with Murray dropping just 7 games on his way to a straight sets win.
Nishikori’s first (and only) win came at the 2014 World Tour finals, Murray had struggled through 2014 after returning from back surgery and needed to play extra tournaments at the end of the year to secure qualification for WTF leaving little energy for once he made it there.
Normal Murray dominance resumed in 2015 with two more straight set wins, dealing out a drubbing in their semi final match at the Canadian masters which included a bagel set.
Nishikori burst onto the ATP tour in 2008, he won his first ATP tour title at Delray Beach and went on to reach the 4th round of the 2008 US Open. Injury in 2009 set back his career and he missed most of the year, it took 18 months for the young Japanese player to get back on track and he finsihed 2011 very strongly.
Nishikori would go on to reach the 2013 US Open final, defeating Novak Djokovic in the semi finals, he has not quite built on that success but has been a firm fixture in the top 10 over recent years.