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SHANGHAI -- Novak Djokovic certainly appears to be a different player on court these days -- smiling after shanking balls instead of screaming, humming songs instead of hurling rackets. Pascal Siakam Jersey .And thats when hes having an off day.Djokovic was sluggish and error-prone early in his quarterfinal match against Mischa Zverev at the Shanghai Masters on Friday, but he maintained his composure and fought back to win 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3.The top-ranked Serb has said in recent weeks that he is trying to find more balance in his life and reduce some of the pressure he has felt on court this season. Part of that entails staying calmer during matches, particularly when things arent going well.In the first set against Zverev, things couldnt have gone much worse. Djokovic piled up 18 unforced errors to only four for Zverev, a German qualifier ranked 110th, and connected on less than half of his first serves.Djokovic started to find his game in the second set, but Zverev continued to press him with his serve-and-volley style, forcing more miscues.I wasnt striking the ball very well, Djokovic said. I was quite flat with my feet, so he got me where he wanted to get me, and to stand still at the baseline.[Zverev] was fighting. He was focused. He gave his best, and he was a few points from winning.Despite his rash of unforced errors -- finishing with 37, including six double-faults -- Djokovic didnt glower at his coaches in the stands or scream at himself. Not once.Instead, he hummed a little song.It was toward the end of the match, he said of his musical interlude. Instead of the occasional tantrum that I used to have -- I hope its behind me -- I would switch that vibration and transform it in a tune.The song that soothed him? Djokovic couldnt quite recall at his postmatch news conference.Im trying to remember. Which one was it? he said. It was a famous song, actually.Djokovic completed a career milestone by winning the French Open this year, but the following months brought only frustration, injuries and discouraging losses.He was mentally exhausted and decided he needed a new mindset, prioritizing happiness on court, not winning.Djokovic even hinted this week that it could bring about a coaching change in the new year. Asked Thursday about the status of his coach, Boris Becker, he said they planned to finish off the rest of the season together. As for next season, he added, We still havent talked about it.Becker did not accompany Djokovic to Shanghai.Djokovic next plays 15th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut in the semifinals. The Spaniard beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-4.Second-seeded Andy Murray played with the same focus and sharpness he has displayed all week, easily defeating 11th-seeded David Goffin 6-2, 6-2.I had to stay strong there in the second, because physically, although it was a 6-2, 6-2 match, it wasnt easy because a lot of the points were tough, Murray said.Murray hasnt been broken in three matches in Shanghai and hasnt dropped a set in his last nine matches going back to mid-September. He is going for back-to-back titles in China after winning the China Open last week.In the semis, Murray will play Gilles Simon, who beat Jack Sock 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the days final quarterfinal.Simon and Sock combined for 80 winners in the hard-fought, two-hour, 40-minute match, including a tricky, between-the-legs lob by Sock in the first set that floated over the Frenchman and landed just inside the baseline.Sock had been dominating the match early on but took a tumble late in the second set after slipping on a wet spot and bloodied his hand. He lost the next two games to drop the set and let Simon back in the match. Fred VanVleet Jersey . The (11-11-4) Jets are seventh in the Central Division with 26 points. Fifth place Dallas and sixth-seeded Nashville also have 26 points, but the Stars have three games in hand on Winnipeg while Nashville has two. Cheap NBA Jerseys .Y. -- Canadas Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse have another World Cup gold medal after winning the two-women bobsled race on Saturday in Lake Placid, N. http://www.cheapraptorsjerseys.com/ . The No. 1-ranked Nadal tweaked his back warming up for the Australian Open final, which he lost almost four weeks ago in a major upset against Stanislas Wawrinka. His first stop after the layoff is the clay in Rio as he tests the back and tries to stay healthy for the French Open in three months. RIO DE JANEIRO -- The mens Olympic golf tournament has seen its share of negativity with all of the high-profile withdrawals. But the tournament does boast six of the top 12 players in the world, including six major championship winners. The 60-man field stretches from No. 5 Henrik Stenson of Sweden to No. 405 Jose-Filipe Lima of Brazil. While Lima is not expected to contend for a medal, the idea of a low-ranked player rising up and making things interesting certainly exists in golf. Here is a look at some of the main contenders for the gold medal -- and a few possible countries that could be sleepers to earn a silver or bronze medal.1. Henrik Stenson. The Swede is the hottest player in the field, having won a European Tour event in Germany, The Open and then a sixth-place tie at the PGA Championship. Stenson is also stoked to win here, certainly an important factor.2. Sergio Garcia. The Spaniard has also expressed nothing but enthusiasm for the Olympics, and was here to participate in the Opening Ceremony. Although Garcia missed the cut at the PGA, he finished fifth at both the U.S. Open and The Open. It would only be fitting if Garcia, tormented in the majors, ended up winning the first Olympic gold since golf was last held at the Games in 1904.3. Martin Kaymer. The two-time major winner from Germany has been hovering around 50th in the world for most of what as been a so-so season. He tied for seventh at the PGA Championship but has not won since his 2014 U.S. Open victory. Kaymer, however, is another player keen on the Olympic competition.4. Patrick Reed. One of the four Americans in the field, Reed might be the most fired up to participate in the Olympics. Ranked 14th in the world, Reed is coming off a tie for 11th at the Travelers Championship, his fourth consecutive finish between 10th and 13th. Reed has not won in more tthan a year. Jonas Valanciunas Jersey. 5. Justin Rose. The Englishman continues to lurk around the top 10 in the world, a consistent contender but an infrequent winner. His last victory came in the fall at the Hong Kong Open, but his name is routinely on leaderboards, which makes him a threat anywhere. Rose has embraced the Olympics, was here early to see the course and seems poised to get a win.SLEEPERS1. Venezuela. Not a big golf-playing nation, but Jhonattan Vegas is a two-time PGA Tour winner who recently captured the Canadian Open. Few would be surprised to see him win here, let alone contend for a medal.2. Ireland. No Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland and Ireland compete as one nation in the Olympics). No Shane Lowry. No Graeme McDowell. No problem. Padraig Harrington still has the ability to get it done, and Seamus Power is an up-and-coming name in the game.3. Argentina. Not only is Emiliano Grillo a strong medal contender, but he could easily give Argentina its next major championship. Already a winner on the PGA Tour, he got into contention at the PGA. He also is a solid ball striker, a trait that will suit him well in windy Rio.4. India. Anirban Lahiri has already experienced plenty of international golf, playing a good bit this year in the United States and also competing last year on the International Presidents Cup team. His countryman SSP Chawrasia gets on the all-name team, but he could also surprise.5. Australia. Clearly the Aussies would not be on the outside looking in at a medal if Jason Day or Adam Scott or even Marc Leishman were here. But Scott Hend and Marcus Fraser are seasoned pros who have played around the world, including Europe and Asia -- although their success on the big stage is limited. White NFL Jerseys Cheap Disocunt Football Jerseys Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 Wholesale Throwback Jerseys Cheap NFL T-shirts ' ' '

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