But in the next three sets he played, Nishikori won just two games as he was pulverised 6-0 6-1 by Kevin Anderson on Tuesday, before Dominic Thiem won Thursday afternoon's opener 6-1.
"I'm going to put in a solid practice so I can go into the match positively", Nishikori said. Federer will watch Thiem vs Nishikori closely and if results lean in his favour, he still has the improbable take of getting past Anderson. "I remember what a privilege it is to play here", he commented.
Federer said he had seen everything "negative" against Nishikori, "today I was more positive and I love playing in London".
Thiem saved a break point in the opening game but at 1-1 he sent a forehand long to give Federer the advantage he never really looked like relinquishing.
Futures in NY fell were little changed after recovering slightly on Wednesday from a 17.6% slide over the previous 12 sessions. During the week-ending November 2, the API reported that US crude stocks climbed by 7.8 million barrels.
Meanwhile, the acreage for the Hill Fire, which erupted Thursday in the Thousand Oaks area, was estimated at 4,531 acres. Authorities said investigators believed the driver became disoriented and the auto was overcome by fire.
Dettori, recording a double after winning the Mile in the same colours aboard Expert Eye, said: "She's conquered America!" He's been the best partner we've ever had in the 30 years we've been in the business.
It appears we'll get to find out as part of this Breaking Bad movie, but it'll be interesting to see exactly what this is. Most of the details remain under wraps and it's unclear whether original stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will return.
The Illinois State Board of Elections says almost 840,000 early votes had been cast statewide as of late Wednesday. Voters with no party affiliation had turned out at a rate of 23.6 percent, or 9,970 of 42,110 registered voters.
Stan Lee scripted, art-directed, and edited most of the comic book series at Marvel Comics throughout the 1960s. They made him too big in the first two movies - I don't think he had to be as big as King Kong.
The effects could be especially severe for technology companies, which make many of their products in China, and for industrials. The US dollar pushed higher against the offshore Chinese Yuan and neared the 7.00 level for the first time in almost two years.
India, the second largest importer of Iranian oil after China , may face difficulty in supplying its huge domestic demand for oil. State Department has set November 4 as the deadline for worldwide oil buyers to stop all their oil purchases from Iran .
New Zealand to host 2021 Women's World Cup
Reigning champions New Zealand will host the 2021 Women's World Cup, World Rugby announced Wednesday. I think it will do a huge amount for the growth of the women's game.
Trump Announces Return of U.S. Sanctions on Iran
The country's refiners imported around 10 million barrels, or about 1.4 million tonnes, of Iranian crude in October. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin made the announcement Friday.