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LONDON - It has been a year of firsts for Kei Nishikori. After becoming the first Asian player to qualify for the ATP Finals, the Japanese newcomer claimed his maiden win at the elite tournament on Sunday with a first win over local favourite Andy Murray.Nishikori, who also reached his first Grand Slam final earlier this year at the U.S. Open, has turned into a major player on the Tour this season, claiming four titles to climb to fifth place in the rankings after improving the mental side of his game.I think he hasnt made big changes to technique or any of his shots particularly, but hes playing with more confidence, said Murray after his 6-4, 6-4 loss at the O2. Because of that, hes able to take more chances and be a little bit more aggressive than he was previously.The main reason behind Nishikoris breakthrough has been a change in the 24-year-old players approach when facing the top players. With the help of coach Michael Chang, the former French Open champion, Nishikori is now able to leave aside the admiration that paralyzed him on his debut on the Tour.As a result, he posted ten wins over members of the Top 10 this season and defeated Milos Raonic, Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic en route to the final at Flushing Meadows.After turning pro, I was feeling a lot of respect to everybody actually, especially top players, said the 5-foot-10 Japanese, who lives in the United States. The first time I played Roger (Federer), I could not play anything because I respected him too much. I was not going for the win actually. I was just playing tennis with my idol. That was one of the problems I had.One of the smallest players in tennis elite, Nishikori also worked hard to improve his fitness after an early career marred by injuries.Im spending more time in the gym and also on the courts, Im practicing more during the off-season, he said. Even when Im on the Tour, Im trying to do a little bit of rehab and a little bit of training.Placed in a tough Group B along with Roger Federer, Raonic and Murray, Nishikori admitted that he struggled with his nerves early on against the Scot.The stadium is huge, he said. I tried not to look up too much because there were too many people on the top. I started to feel a little bit more confident in the second set, where I was a very, very solid player. Custom Atlanta Falcons Jerseys . "No difference at all," chirped U.S. roommate and linemate James van Riemsdyk. "Its still the same cranky Phil. Jake Matthews Jersey .ca. Mr. Fraser, I think everyone would like to hear your opinion on what sort of suspension Zac Rinaldo should get. His comment after the game of I changed the whole game, man. ... rsey-c-60/. Wrights first stint with Milwaukee was on a 10-day contract from March 14-23. He played in two games, averaging six points and two rebounds in 16. Tevin Coleman Jersey . - Jayden Hart scored once and set up two more as the Prince Albert Raiders downed the host Red Deer Rebels 5-3 on Tuesday to clinch the final Western Hockey League playoff berth. Ricardo Allen Jersey . -- Phil Mickelson came to the St.GOODYEAR, Ariz. - Skip Schumaker dislocated his left shoulder and will miss about a month. Schumaker left the game between the Reds and Royals on Friday after making a diving attempt to cut off a line drive hit by Angel Franco in the left centerfield gap in the seventh inning. Schumakers glove stuck in the hard ground on the Arizona field. The injury is similar to the injury sufferred on opening day last year when Ryan Ludwicks hand stuck in the ground at Great American Ball Park while sliding into thirdbase.dddddddddddd The veteran utility player signed a two-year contract with the Reds on November 26. He is expected to provide backup at second base and the outfield. Schumaker, 34, was hitting .441 this spring with a home run and seven RBI. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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