Brilliant Djokovic extends winning run with Shanghai title

Lynette Rowe
October 18, 2018

Shanghai: Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer, who crashed out of the ongoing Shanghai Masters after losing to Borna Coric of Germany in their semi-final match, has said that he is "actually happy" with his performance as he is playing well on the court.

For this indicator, the 31-year-old Serb is ahead of only the current leader of the world rankings Rafael Nadal, whose 33 title.

There was no let-up, though, and a sublime volley had Djokovic cupping an ear to the crowd as Coric failed to break back, the contest finally settled as the 14-time grand slam victor served out the championship.

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.

The Serbian former World No 1 continued his scintillating form in 2018, having emerged victorious in two Grand Slams (Wimbledon, US Open) and the Cincinnati Masters, in Shanghai to stretch his winning run to 18 games.

After recovering from an injury, Novak Djokovic says he needed to "reinvent" himself.

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

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And following this latest win, Djokovic watched as Coric apologised to the crowd for not being able to speak their native language before stepping up to the microphone and reeling off flawless Chinese in his acceptance speech.

Djokovic said he felt that the Chinese fans were really behind him and he always liked to come back to Shanghai for this reason. "Not many holes in the game in general, especially this week".

Djokovic has had a lot of luck playing in China over the years.

"I found it and I'm just trying to hold on to it as long as I can".

Coric rallied again late in the second set to save three championship points, much to the crowds delight. After his triumph at the Rolex Shanghai Masters, Djokovic said: 'I can not have asked for a better scenario.

Commenting on it, the world No. 13 stated: 'I have been really working hard through the whole of my career.

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