Djokovic beats Coric to win Shanghai Masters crown

Shanghai Masters: Borna Ćorić beats Roger Federer to reach the final

Shanghai Masters: Borna Ćorić beats Roger Federer to reach the final

Borna Coric upset defending champion Roger Federer to face Novak Djokovic in the Shanghai Masters final on Sunday.

Djokovic climbed to number two in the ATP rankings with his semi-final defeat of Alexander Zverev and this victory 24 hours later was his 18th in a row. He previously shared the record of winning three Shanghai titles with Andy Murray. "I was holding on to that thought that I beat him the last time".

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

"I wish I could tell you all these answers, but I really don't know. There is something special about this place that makes me feel like at home".

Novak Djokovic defeated Borna Coric 6-3, 6-4 in the Shanghai Masters final to earn his 72nd career title. "I don't think I'm beating anyone with that, to be honest", said the fourth seed. So this was definitely one of the best service weeks that I had in my career.

"I could serve maybe a little bit better, but still, I felt even if I was serving little bit better, he'd still return my serves".

"So I'm going to try to learn something".

The Serb offered 13th-seeded Coric one break point in the match, in the sixth game of the second set.

A miss-hit Federer forehand gifted Coric the opening break of the second set for a 2-0 lead, before Coric pulled off an excellent lob and smashed an ace down the tee to move clear at 5-3.

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The 32-year-old Jamaican found the net in the 57th and 68th minutes of a 4-0 win. "I've been improving quickly", Bolt said Friday. Bolt expressed his delight at his headline-grabbing debut, saying: "My first start and scoring two goals, it's a good feeling ".

"It was really tough, I need to say".

"I'm just happy with the whole week".

"I couldn't play much better today, to be honest".

Djokovic will be up to second in the world when the new rankings are released on Monday, but he is desperate to take injured Rafael Nadal's number one spot before the year is out.

He is on a 17-match winning streak and is 26-1 in matches played since the start of Wimbledon.

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.

A win on Sunday would deliver a fourth title of the season to Djokovic, beside Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.

The rally ended with Coric hitting a down-the-line backhand victor that Djokovic had no chance of retrieving.

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