Novak Djokovic has world No 1 spot in his sights

13 October, 2018, 18:40 | Author: Suzanne Horton
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The 20-time Grand Slam champion and top seed will meet 13th seed Borna Coric on Saturday after the Croatian defeated unseeded Australian Matthew Ebden 7-5, 6-4.

Novak Djokovic lined up a potential title showdown with Roger Federer after dismantling a shell-shocked Alexander Zverev 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday to surge into the Shanghai Masters final.

"I knew I had to step it up too, and I was able to do it, so it's a good feeling to have, no doubt about it".

"It was a different surface", Djokovic said of their previous match.

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.

The 20-time Grand Slam victor and reigning champion Federer plays 13th seed Borna Coric of Croatia in Saturday's other semi-final.


The 21-year-old, who had 23 winners and 12 unforced errors, will face either Novak Djokovic or Kevin Anderson next for a place in the final.

Interestingly, though, that match did have very close data - Federer had eight break points on return, compared to six for Nishikori - while only winning 52% of points in the match, a very low figure for a straight-set victory.

There is still a lot more tennis going on until the end of the year', said Sascha, who after Shanghai will take a short break before starting the short European indoor hard-court tournaments season in Basel (where he makes his second appearance ever after 2014), Paris Masters and obviously ATP Finals. 'It's a great honour, because we have so many great players playing throughout the whole year, and obviously me winning the most matches means a lot to me...

The top seed turned on the style in Friday's last match on court, recording a 6-4 7-6 (7-4) victory after one hour and 51 minutes.

The top four players in the world - Nadal, Federer, Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro - had already qualified for London. Zverev couldn't get through the defence of Djokovic whatsoever today.

"I think every year you feel more mature".

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