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Watch: Nishikori on ATP World Tour Uncovered
By Chris Oddo
(October 9, 2012) --
became the first Japanese player to win the
Rakuten Tennis Open in Tokyo last week
, and he is the subject of this week's ATP Uncovered feature. Unfortunately the video doesn't cover Nishikori's thrilling title run in Tokyo, which featured
wins over Tomas Berdych and Milos Raonic
, but it does give a lot of insight into what type of person Nishikori is. In short: he's a delightful, soft-spoken person -- watch the video and I dare you to disagree.
"Yeah it's tough playing finals," Nishikori told
. "I used to not think much, but after three, four years playing on tour, I start to think about it more...you really think a lot of things, like point-wise, but I try to stay calm and not think too much -- that's what I'm trying to do."
It worked for Nishikori in Japan, so perhaps the Japanese No. 1, who owns a 2-2 career record in finals, has it figured out?
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