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Tennis: No fear for confident Nishikori against stars

Published on Jul 30, 2014 7:51 AM
 
Japan's Kei Nishikori has new confidence against the top stars in tennis, thanks to some success on the court and in his work with coach Michael Chang. -- PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Japan's Kei Nishikori has new confidence against the top stars in tennis, thanks to some success on the court and in his work with coach Michael Chang.

Nishikori, enjoying his best ATP season with a repeat title at Memphis and win on Barcelona clay, begins his push toward the US Open this week as the fourth seed at the Washington Open.

"There's still a big difference in the top five or so. They don't miss easy shots and don't give you easy points to win a game," Nishikori said on Tuesday.

"For me, I don't feel any fear to play them any more after beating them a couple times.

 
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