Tennis – Shanghai Masters ’18: Novak Djokovic Lifts The Trophy
Novak Djokovic proceeded with his brilliant form by beating Croatia’s Borna Coric in the final of the 2018 Shanghai Masters.
The 31-year-old defeated the 21-year-old Coric 6-3 6-4 in a match that lasted 97 minutes to guarantee his 4th Shanghai title.
Novak Djokovic completed his To Do list in Shanghai! ? pic.twitter.com/VppOmhfbg3
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Borna Coric had reached the final, after defeating the 20-time Grand Slam champion, Roger Federer. This also the first time that he had reached a Masters 1000 final.
Meanwhile, the Serbian Djokovic has now won 18 back to back matches, since losing at the Rogers Cup on 10 August, and will supplant Roger Federer for the 2nd position, in the new world tennis rankings on Monday.
The 14-time Grand Slam champion traveled through the principal set, dropping only 4 points on his serve.
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*52 of the wins were completed in straight sets
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Borna Coric recouped from 3-0 down in the second to procure a break point at 3-2 preceding sparing 3 champ points to break Djokovic and make it 5-4.
Be that as it may, Djokovic won his 26th straight set to secure his fourth title of 2018 and go only 35 points behind Rafael Nadal in the ATP Race for London.
Novak Djokovic’s triumphant run incorporates triumph at the Cincinnati Masters in August, when he turned into the 1st player to win each of the nine Masters 1000 competitions.
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