Novak Djokovic sees off Borna Coric to close gap on Rafael Nadal

15 October, 2018, 07:27 | Author: Isabel Grant
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Coric, who has only two career titles to his name, has now beaten Federer twice - the previous time was in the final at Halle this year. He previously shared the record of winning three Shanghai titles with Andy Murray.

Roger Federer is the ambassador of the Rolex Shanghai Masters and he always sets the Chinese tournament as a priority.

"I'm going to speak in English, I'm sorry guys".

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

"I had to reinvent myself and find, you know, (a) proper formula for success".

"It's all very, very positive, for more than ten years that I have been coming to China".

Djokovic saved set point in the opener before taking control of the tie break and the second set to dump out the South African seventh seed.

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The world number five - who beat Djokovic in their only previous meeting, a year ago in the Rome Masters final - recovered his poise for a time. "So obviously that brings me a lot of joy". So this was definitely one of the best service weeks that I had in my career. "He served better", said Federer, proclaiming himself pleased overall with his form. With a clever mix of groundstrokes, the 31-year-old Serb broke Coric's serve in the sixth game and made a series of forays to the net as he consolidated his lead. Coric, who has yet to win a set against Djokovic in three matches played, sailed a forehand wide to miss out on the rare opportunity.

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

"For sure I think he played really, really unbelievable tennis".

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

"Like I said, I think I will try to take a decision on the clay towards maybe before - well let's say while I'm on vacation after London (ATP Finals November 11-18)".

Djokovic, who had elbow surgery in February but recovered to win Wimbledon and then the US Open last month, said: "Being number two after this tournament is also a great achievement, considering the first four, five months of the year and considering I had the surgery". Federer and Nadal both had 17-match winning streaks during the year.

The nice moment followed what was a cracking match-up between the pair, and even though Djokovic helped Coric out post-match, he didn't give him a break during the match itself.

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