Novak Djokovic continues dream end to 2018 with Shanghai Masters title
Novak Djokovic continued his dream end to the 2018 season as he beat Borna Coric to win the Shanghai Masters title.
After struggling during the first half of the campaign, Djokovic returned to form in June and went on to win Wimbledon, the Cincinnati Masters and US Open.
And he has now added a fourth Shanghai title and 32nd Masters 1000 trophy to his already incredible collection after a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Coric in one hour and 35 minutes on Sunday.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) October 14, 2018
Both players came into the match on a high as Djokovic swept aside Alexander Zverev 6-2, 6-1 in the semi-final while Coric upset top seed and defending champion Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4.
Djokovic, though, got his nose in front by breaking in game six of the opening set and then served it out. He then broke in the first game of the second set before cruising home.
The win took the Serb’s unbeaten streak to 18 while he will rise to No 2 when the new world rankings are released on Monday, just 35 points behind the top-ranked Rafael Nadal.
More from Tennis365:
Tennis legends pay tribute to Diego Maradona as he dies at the age of 60
Tennis legends have been paying tribute to legendary football icon Diego Maradona
EXCLUSIVE – Greg Rusedski suspects Andy Murray is eyeing up a Wimbledon farewell
Greg Rusedski believes Andy Murray will want to bid his farewell to tennis at Wimbledon
Australian Open ‘most likely’ to be delayed, government minister says
Covid-19 quarantine restrictions in the country would make holding the first grand slam of 2021 in its planned slot logistically difficult.
Coronavirus vaccines should be compulsory for tennis players – Andy Murray
The former world number one hopes players would prioritise the good of the sport.
Johanna Konta back with coach Dimitri Zavialoff following summer split
Zavialoff guided Konta to the French Open semi-finals last year.
Winning ATP Finals undefeated a ‘great boost of confidence’ for Grand Slams, says Daniil Medvedev
Confidence high for Daniil Medvedev.
Andy Murray on the best-of-five-set matches debate: ‘People often mistake long matches for epics’
What are Murray’s views on best-of-five-set matches?
‘I want to climb up the Rankings,’ says Dominic Thiem as he eyes new highs after ‘outstanding year’
Dominic Thiem eyeing top two spots in the ATP Rankings.
Daniil Medvedev triumphs in ATP Finals as Australian Open uncertainty continues
Medvedev won the biggest title of his career.
Daniil Medvedev hopes ATP Finals a sign of things to come with young guns forming ‘great rivalries’
Russian completed an unbeaten week at The O2.