Novak did it again! Currently seated as 2nd on ATP list, Novak Djokovic won the Shanghai Masters again. Borna Coric, his opponent in the final match, was unable to stop him. With two straight sets won, 6-3, 6-4, Novak became the winner in Shanghai 4th time in his career. That was also his 72nd win in total. He wanted to be sure that he will make it up to his fans, due to his defeat in double match recently with Roger Federer in Laver Cup.
Novak Djokovic was unstoppable again. Borna Coric, currently positioned as 13th, could not stop his neighbour from Serbia. He continued with his brilliant form, and past easy next Borna in this final. Coric, who plays well, won his previous match against Roger Federer in semi-finals. But that was not good enough, Novak is simply fantastic. Borna looked very unimpressive and far from his best, thus allowing Novak to control the match. With some few good tactical decisions, he took over the lead and broke Borna’s morale.
While tennis is a game of tactics, physical condition and talent, a mental strength is also very important. Serb sport star worth mentioning, with similar mental strength is Aleksandar Mitrovic, for example. Player with such extensive experience such as Djokovic, can’t be taken for granted. Coric won against Roger, but he shouldn’t have dropped his level of play against Novak.
During his interview, Novak could not hide his happiness. He said:
“Maybe I was Chinese in the past life. I wouldn’t be surprised, to be honest, with the way I feel here and the way I communicate and have relationship with the people. It’s all very, very positive, for more than ten years that I have been coming to China. There is something special about this place that makes me feel like at home.”
He deserved this. He was world number 1 once, he can do it again. One more thing that he achieved in this tournament is that he won all 47 of his service games, without losing even single one. BRAVO NOLE!