Coric upsets Federer, facing Djokovic in Shanghai final

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       Highlights as Novak Djokovic continued his scintillating run of form as he breezed past Croatian Borna Coric

5:55 Highlights as Novak Djokovic continued his scintillating run of form as he breezed past Croatian Borna Coric

Djokovic buried his head in his hand at the absurdity of it.

The door was opened for Djokovic to return to No.1 for the first time since October 2016 when Nadal revealed he would skip the Asian swing with a knee injury.

"This was definitely one of the best service weeks that I've had in my career", Djokovic said. "I am very close to Rafael Nadal in the rankings and I have put myself in a very good position for the last period of the year".

Djokovic had a rough start to the season following his recent elbow surgery.

'I think it was a really good week for me, from basically me thinking on Monday morning I'm going to fly out on Monday evening after my first match to playing [in the] final, [my] first in a [Masters] 1000 event.

"I could not ask for a better scenario", Djokovic, who last topped the rankings two years ago.

"I must say I felt overall actually pretty good".

Yastremska is the sixth teenager to advance to a WTA final this year and the second to win a title.

The 37-year-old further stated that he is now looking forward to the upcoming tournaments.

"He was the much better player on the court".

She did not appear overwhelmed appearing in her first final, despite saying she had woken up so nervous she could not eat.

The final started out evenly matched until mistakes from Coric, 21, saw Djokovic up 4-2 less than half an hour into the first set, which he sealed after 38 minutes.

The Wimbledon champion ramped up the pressure in the second set which issued more punishment.

Novak Djokovic wins Shangai Masters for the fourth time and continued his fine form this year.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia lifts his trophy after defeating Borna Coric of Croatia in their men's singles final match to win the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018.

The triumph also helps Djokovic surpass Federer to become world No. 2. The 13-time major victor has been in red hot form for the latter part of 2018, having won his last 18 matches, winning no less than 26 sets in a row. It's all very, very positive, for more than ten years that I have been coming to China.

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