Brilliant Djokovic extends winning run with Shanghai title

Brilliant Djokovic extends winning run with Shanghai title

Brilliant Djokovic extends winning run with Shanghai title

On Sunday Djokovic won a record fourth Rolex Shanghai Masters title, in the final beating upstart and No. 13 seed Borna Coric 6-3, 6-4. At this stage, he only has 3 titles to his name, compared to 6 in 2017. He previously shared the record of winning three Shanghai titles with Andy Murray.

However, since then, his season has unraveled pretty fast. Ten years on, Djokovic has won more championships in Shanghai than any other tennis player and he is very grateful for his Chinese fans.

"I must say I felt overall actually pretty good".

The Serb did not drop a single service game in the entire tournament-such was his dominance.

After the victory over the top seed, Coric enters into his first Masters 1000 final, which will also improve his ranking to the career high No. 15 next week. It's all very, very positive, for more than ten years that I have been coming to China. "I was playing good, really, I was really happy how I played", he said.

"I think I started gaining some benefit from that at the beginning of the year. I think it was a really good week for me".

But the Croatian couldn't prevent Djokovic from snatching the title on a fourth match point in the next game.


With his win over Coric in the Final, Djokovic now moves up a spot in the rankings to No. 2, taking the position away from Federer who falls to No. 3.

Djokovic extended his winning streak to 18 matches and 32 times became the victor of the tournament masters.

And few would now bet against the Wimbledon and Flushing Meadows champion with the ATP Finals in London approaching, his ruthless efficiency having sapped Coric's energy as the final wore on. Anderson), Cincinnati and the US Open (d.

But he made a slow start against Coric, ranked 19 in the world, getting broken in the first game.

Last year, Coric had fallen outside the top 50. This year, the victory in Tianjin is not enough to put Garcia into a second consecutive final appearance.

The 31-year-old Serbian, who has not lost a match since Toronto in August, broke four times of six offerings and never gave his opponent any breaking opportunity in this lop-sided hour-long match.

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