Published: Fri, October 19, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Novak Djokovic closes in on Rafael Nadal with Shanghai Masters victory

Novak Djokovic closes in on Rafael Nadal with Shanghai Masters victory

And Coric, a semi-final victor against Roger Federer, lost all composure at the start of the second, sending a simple volley well wide of an open court to hand Djokovic another break.

With the win, Djokovic replaces Roger Federer as world No.2.

The 14-time Grand Slam champion broke the 19th-ranked Croatian - a good friend and sometime-training partner - in the sixth game of the first set on the way to another no-nonsense victory.

She instantly put her opponent under pressure by forcing two break points in the opening service game, eventually breaking Wang to go 4-2 up, and claimed the set with a blistering backhand return.

Djokovic continued his remarkable record of not dropping a serve once all week, becoming just the third player to win a Masters 1000 event without getting broken once.

"It will be really ungrateful that I say that I was waiting for a very long time", Coric said.

"Absolutely I did prove to myself that I can beat the best players again and that I can play good tennis", Coric said.

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"Obviously the last three, four months have been terrific for me", Djokovic added.

Buy Your London Tickets Today View Latest ATP Race To London Standings No. 9 Kei Nishikori, +1 The Japanese star rose one place to ninth position, supplanting American John Isner, after he advanced to the Shanghai quarter-finals (l.to Federer). For this indicator, the 31-year-old Serb is ahead of only the current leader of the world rankings Rafael Nadal, whose 33 title.

In Tianjin, China, second-seeded Caroline Garcia won her first tournament of the year with a 7-6 (7), 6-3 win over top-seeded Karolina Pliskova in the Tianjin Open on Sunday.

The Serb did not drop a single service game in the entire tournament-such was his dominance. So I'm happy about that. I thought I was playing actually really well, which is in that moment not good because if I play bad, okay, I know I need to start playing better, need to change something.

He has now won 18 straight matches, including the titles at Cincinnati and the US Open.

The match finally came to an end at exactly one hour. Emotionally they helped me a lot when I had the surgery.

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