Novak Djokovic is getting ready to reach the final of the Shanghai Masters

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Novak Djokovic climbs to second place after the final in China

Last updated: 13.10.18 11:38









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Highlights such as Novak Djokovic crushed Alexander Zverev to reach the Shanghai Masters final

Highlights such as Novak Djokovic crushed Alexander Zverev to reach the Shanghai Masters final

Novak Djokovic continued his sensational re-emergence by knocking off Alexander Zverev in straight sets to reach his fourth final at the Shanghai Masters.

The dominant Serb moved to Zverev 6-6-1 (6-2) for his 44th win in a remarkable year in which the 31-year-old had won Wimbledon, the Cincinnati Masters and the US Open in recent months.

Djokovic stays on the pitch to get the injured Rafael Nadal number 1. He now meets the winner of the second semi-final between top seed and defending champion Roger Federer and top-class Croatian youngster Borna Coric.

Zverev was very impressive this week because he did not drop a sentence and Novak did not, but Djokovic plays wonderfully. After the fifth game, there was only one winner. It was a crooked game. Zverev could not stand the defense of Djokovic today.

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"I thought I was very solid and always got him to play an extra shot from the back of the court, and I tried to be as comfortable, accurate and efficient as possible in my service games," said Djokovic to Sky Sports ATP Match-win in a row.

"I do not have a 220km / h first serve like him so I have to try to use more precision and open the rally with easier first shots that was part of the tactics, but obviously Alexander can play a lot better than he did tonight He did not move so well and made many easy mistakes. "

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Djokovic told Sky Sports he plays some of the best tennis players in his career after beating Zverev

Djokovic told Sky Sports he plays some of the best tennis players in his career after beating Zverev

The first set went with a serve and some big serves until Djokovic made the break 4-2.

Zverev threatened to untangle and, barely 30 minutes after landing, gave the set a routine smash on the net, panting from the crowd.

The young German, who still can not win a Grand Slam, angrily threw his bat at the beginning of the second set, as Djokovic increased the pressure.

An increasingly angry Zverev gave more punishment to his racket in the 3-1 final score, won a rule violation and threw the battered piece into the crowd before slipping to defeat in exactly one hour.

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Frustration overwhelmed Zverev as he pulled down his bat before throwing it into the crowd as a souvenir for a happy fan

Frustration overwhelmed Zverev as he pulled down his bat before throwing it into the crowd as a souvenir for a happy fan

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