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LONDON -- Novak Djokovic is playing for a lot more than just a record-tying sixth title at the ATP finals.The second-ranked Serb is also looking to reclaim the No. 1 ranking.Djokovic won his third straight match at the season-ending tournament on Thursday, beating David Goffin 6-1, 6-2 at the O2 Arena to finish group play undefeated for the fourth time in the past five years.But there are some more matches to play before the 12-time Grand Slam champion can be assured of finishing another season as the top-ranked player.Everything has been going ... in a positive direction. Ive been playing better and better as I proceed in the tournament, Djokovic said.Andy Murray took over the No. 1 ranking from Djokovic this month at the Paris Masters. But if Djokovic does better than Murray this weekend at the ATP finals, he will jump back ahead and finish the season on top for the third straight season and the fifth time in six years.Thats something you wish for, to have everything in your hands, not to depend on other players, Djokovic said. In this particular case, Im glad its like that.Murray, meanwhile, is looking to extend his stay at the top through the offseason for the first time. He plays his third group match on Friday against U.S. Open champion Stan Wawrinka.Djokovic had already qualified for the semifinals after winning his opening two matches at the O2. The second semifinal spot from the group went to Milos Raonic, who beat Dominic Thiem 7-6 (5), 6-3.Raonic, who reached the Wimbledon final this year but lost to Murray, ended up with 13 aces and 31 winners against Goffin.I stepped up when I had an opportunity in the tiebreak. I stepped up at the beginning of the second set and the end of it, Raonic said. Theres a lot definitely to be proud of, playing under that kind of pressure.Raonic also said he got some tips this week from John McEnroe, who worked with the Canadian during the grass-court season.He shares a lot of wisdom with me, a lot of his opinions. I respect that, Raonic said. It was a big plus to have him there.Goffin was making his debut at the tournament on Thursday, filling in for the injured Gael Monfils.The 11th-ranked Belgian didnt get much chance against Djokovic, earning only one break point -- and that in the final game of the match. Djokovic, meanwhile, converted four of his six break points, two in each set.It was not easy, said Goffin, an alternate who found out on Wednesday he would be facing Djokovic. I didnt feel really well. I didnt feel the rhythm. My groundstrokes, my best weapons, were not there. Its not easy against Novak when its like that.Djokovic is a five-time champion at the eight-man finals. He has won 21 of his last 22 matches at the O2 since 2012, including four straight titles.He also won the title in 2008, when the tournament was in Shanghai, so another victory on Sunday will put him even with Roger Federer as six-time champions.Djokovic opened the match against Goffin with two double-faults, but he didnt do much wrong after that. He ended up winning 83 percent of the points on his first serve, even with four double-faults in the first set.Another match won, but more work ahead.I always try to really take the last drop of energy, whatever is left in my body, to perform as well as I can, Djokovic said, and finish off the season in the best possible way. Clearance Air Max Online Store . -- Playing time has been limited for Maxim Tissot this season, so the Montreal Impact defender made the most of his first scoring opportunity on Saturday. Wholesale Air Max Store . 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Team flag bearer Anna Meares is the most decorated Australian cyclist in Olympic history after winning bronze in the keirin.Dutch rider Elis Ligtee rode from the front to win the gold medal, with Meares in hot pursuit.British rider Rebecca James came around the outside to beat Meares on the line for the silver.Meares now has two gold, a silver and three bronze from her four Olympics.She will also be among the medal favourites in the sprint, where Meares is the defending Olympic champion.The medal goes some way to making up for Meares disappointment in London, where she had a poor keirin final.Meares and Stephanie Morton also finished fourth on Friday in the team sprint.After narrowly missing out on a team sprint bronze, Meares admitted she had felt the pressure of being the Australian flag bearer.But Meares added it had only lasted a day and she was grateful for the gap between the opening ceremony and her competition.Meares has had a tough build-up to Rio, with her preparations hampered at times by an ongoing back injury.She is not defending world champion in any of her three Olympic events.Meares also struggled with the break-up of her marriage, admitting that a couple of times she considered retiring from the sport.Sprint qualifying is on Sunday, with the medals decideed on Tuesday.ddddddddddddIt is the second Australian Olympic cycling medal in Rio, after the mens team pursuiters won silver on Friday.Meares is the only Australian woman to win medals at four Olympics.She is also the only woman to win a medal in all four of the sprint disciplines that have been on the Olympic track cycling program.An emotional Meares said there had been a major shift in the event since the last Olympics, with much more depth of competition.Theyre tears of joy, she said.I knew that was going to be a really, really hard final.I knew I had to be very patient, find my timing.Told she was the most decorated Australian cyclist in Olympic history, Meares replied: Double whammy. Thats brilliant.Meares had said several times before the Olympics that she had two goals for Rio, but until now had keep them private.There were two boxes to tick there - place better than I did in London in the keirin and win a medal, she said.Meares added it had been a major struggle to deal with her injury problems.My team have combed every corner to find ways to keep me strong, the muscles working and to keep the back intact and Ive got a medal, she said. Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jersyes Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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