Daily Bagel: Nishikori is 'Hungry to Win' and the Tokyo Open earthquake
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• Overnight summary: At the Tokyo Open, fifth seed Sara Errani lost to Marina Erakovic 6-4, 6-1 and Hong Kong champion Sabine Lisicki was ousted by Casey Dellacqua. No. 25 Victoria Azarenka defeated Kimiko Date-Krumm in three sets to set up a big second round match against No. 10 Ana Ivanovic. Only one seed, No. 22 Alize Cornet, remains after two days at the Guangzhou International after five seeds lost on Tuesday, including top seed Sam Stosur and No. 3 seed Sloane Stephens. Stosur lost to No. 251 Chinese wildcard Wang Yafan 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 and Stephens lost to No. Silvia Soler-Espinosa 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. At the Korea Open, Agnieszka Radwanska kicked off her campaign with a straight-set win over Polona Hercog.
• Players at this week's Tokyo Open got a scare when a 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit Tokyo on Tuesday.
Ok, we had earthquake, lifts are not working, I'm definitely not walking all the way up to 30th floor after all morning of practice! Lol— Ana Ivanovic (@AnaIvanovic) September 16, 2014
Mi cara después de bajar 17 plantas corriendo por terremoto! My face after running 17 floors due to an earthquake! pic.twitter.com/7UMpDAhQG5— Garbiñe Muguruza (@GarbiMuguruza) September 16, 2014
Just felt a earthquake here in Tokyo while practicing.. 5.6 they say..taking the words 'swept me off my feet' to a whole diff level..Yikes— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) September 16, 2014
Apparently there was an earthquake while I was playing. Didn't even feel it... #Californiakid— CoCo Vandeweghe (@CoCoVandey) September 16, 2014
• No. 2 Simona Halep becomes the third woman to qualify for the WTA Finals in Singapore. Halep joins Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.
• Does it really matter if Roger Federer wins Davis Cup?
• ITF president Francesco Ricci Bitti says stop complaining: The Davis Cup format isn't changing anytime soon, despite player protests.
• Nice guy that Marin Cilic. Sorry, U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic.
• Dorm room tennis fans rejoice: Cup Noodles, now with a side of Kei Nishikori.
• Steve Tignor for Tennis.com weighs in on the Serena-Martina-Chrissie GOAT debate.
• A great collection of bad tennis handshakes.
• The Scottish independence vote is already affecting Andy Murray's popularity in the UK.
• Non-tennis: Speaking of Scottish independence, John Oliver's summary of the situation is hilarious.