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.Some of the rugby against Scotland last Sunday was sublime.

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US Open champion Stan Wawrinka meets Kei Nishikori in the opening game of the John McEnroe group on Monday at the World Tour Finals. After the Ivan Lendl group got underway on Sunday, it is the turn of the second group on Monday and with Andy Murray taking on Marin Cilic in the evening session, Wawrinka and Nishikori will look to start with a win in the first match of the day. John McEnroe Group Andy Murray (Great Britain) Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland) Kei Nishikori (Japan) Marin Cilic (Croatia) Wawrinka will start as favourite despite a run of indifferent form since he claimed the third Grand Slam of his career, beating Novak Djokovic to claim the US Open title in September. In fact it is that form which is likely to make world No 3 Wawrinka a dangerous competitor and the main rival to Djokovic and Andy Murray, whose consistency makes them the lead contenders for the title in London. Stan the danger man We profile the three-time Grand Slam champion and the ability to raise his game Wawrinka is rarely in top form when he has delivered his major success and his ability to motivate himself for the big tournaments is well known and underlined by three successive World Tour Finals semi-finals.He is also up to his career high in the world rankings and claimed four ATP titles this year, only Djokovic (seven) and Murray (eight) won more.The Swiss ace has the edge in matches with his Japanese opponent, winning four of their six encounters including a four-set semi-final victory at Flushing Meadow but Nishikori does not have to far to look for a win having beaten Wawrinka in the semi-final in Canada prior to the US Open. A look back at Kei Nishikoris highlights of 2016 which helped him reach the World Tour Finals for the third year running Nishikoris year has been another case of what might have been having reached five finals but only claiming one title, in Memphis.However, its been a year of huge consistency as he has made two Masters Series finals (losing to Novak Djokovic in Miami and Canada) as well as reaching two Grand Slam quarter-finals.Nishikori beat Murray at the US Open and he will be looking to emulate his debut in the World Tour Finals where he reached the last four in 2014. Nishikoris next step Is the Japanese ace ready to win big? Mondays action gets underway with the opening doubles group game in the Fleming/McEnroe group where the worlds No 1 pair Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut meet Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram. Fleming/McEnroe Group Pierre Hugues Herbert & Nicolas Mahut Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez Henri Kontinen and John Peers Raven Klaasen & Rajeev Ram The French pairing of Herbert and Mahut have been all-conquering this year winning five titles and reaching seven finals - the most high-profile win coming at Wimbledon in the summer.The veteran pairing of Klaasen and Ram are an experienced duo and have a couple of titles under their belt but Herbert and Mahut are determined to end the year as the No 1 ranked duo. All the action from the World Tour Finals between November 13-20 will be live on Sky Sports across the week and if you are out and about you can follow on our Sky Sports apps and the website via our live blogs. Full schedule here. Live Tennis: ATP World Tour Finals November 14, 2016, 12:00pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Also See: Nishikoris next step The Groups Stan the danger man Panel Predictions . Los Angeles star goalie survived those perilous gymnastics with no problem, and he eventually backstopped the Kings to a skid-snapping win. Quick stopped 27 shots in his return from a 24-game injury absence, Jeff Carter scored the tiebreaking goal with 7:55 to play, and the Kings snapped their five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. . -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson asked his players a simple question during Fridays morning shootaround: How many of them had ever been on a team 14 games over . . Murray beat Sam Querrey 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-3 to clinch Britains opening-round victory against the United States on Sunday at Petco Park. "Im proud of the way Im playing just now, because I had to do a lot of work to get back to where I want to be," Murray said after celebrating with his teammates on the red clay court in a temporary stadium in left field of the downtown home of baseballs San Diego Padres. . -- Devin Hester is done returning kicks in Chicago. . - After leading the Saints to a fourth playoff appearance in five seasons, Drew Brees expressed confidence in the direction of his team and, perhaps more importantly, showed a willingness to listen to contract proposals if the team needs his help getting under the NFLs salary cap.Eddie Jones says England can earn the right to beat their chest by sealing the Six Nations Grand Slam against France on Saturday. Jones side have already claimed the Six Nations championship, but Jones has called for his side to finish the job and secure a first Grand Slam title for 13 years. A Grand Slam means youve beaten everyone and that gives you a right to beat your chest a little bit, said Jones, who added his overwhelming priority is to win the 2019 World Cup. England v France in focus Talking points ahead of Grand Slam decider We havent done anything yet. Weve got the Six Nations trophy, but it doesnt feel like that. Once we beat France on Saturday it will feel like that.France away for a Grand Slam is a great test. The first 20 minutes is going to be a good physical test, but this is also a great mental test.Englands title win means Jones has already ended the countrys five-year wait for silverware, which also included four straight runners-up finishes in the Six Nations. And former Japan coach Jones is full of conviction that his side will earn their fifth-straight win in this years championship. England have already secured the Triple Crown, and now Eddie Jones wants his side to secure the Grand Slam Were the better team and we have to believe were the better team. If you go into Grand Slam games thinking youre not the better team you are going to get beaten, he added.We have to think we are the better team and put it on the paddock. Why have we won the trophy with one game to spare? Its not because we are inferior to the other teams. James Haskell explains how Eddie Jones has changed the England set-up.dddddddddddd England can win their first grand-slam for 13 years if they beat France in Paris thi So we have to go out there and perform like that. If we cant handle that then were not as good as we think we are and we have to get better.The potential of this team is to start winning silverware and thats the opportunity on Saturday night.While Jones has inspired England to success following a difficult World Cup campaign, new France coach Guy Noves has watched his team lose their past two games to Wales and Scotland.Only bottom-placed Italy have scored fewer tries in this years tournament than France, but Jones believes Noves side have the ability to provide a serious challenge to Englands Grand Slam aspirations. France coach Guy Noves saw his side lose to Scotland for the first time in ten years last weekend If you look at their team, they have got very talented individuals. Were certain theyll play a traditional French game based on forward power and off-the-cuff rugby, Jones said.Weve just got to be intense and physical to not allow them in the game. They have got a new coach who likes a certain style of play and theyre trying to develop that play.When youre trying to develop a different game that encourages people to make decisions, youve got to expect mistakes.Some of the rugby against Scotland last Sunday was sublime. The first try was fantastic and if you allow them to do that back to back then it becomes a problem. Also See: England v France in focus No one wants England to win Englands Six Nations stars Woodward: Go hammer France Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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