Coric upsets Federer, facing Djokovic in Shanghai final

16 October, 2018, 21:30 | Author: Amy Huff
  • Roger Federer of Switzerland prepares to hit a return shot to Kei Nishikori of Japan during their men's singles quarterfinals match in the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai China Friday Oct. 12

After months of recovery from elbow surgery and a drop in his level of play that sent him tumbling down the rankings, Djokovic, 31, has recovered in the second half of the year to win titles at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Cincinnati Masters.

The defending champion Federer will next meet Croatia's Borna Coric in a rematch of their BNP Paribas Open semi-final, which Federer won in three sets.

In the second set, Nisshikori recovered to fight from 1-3 behind force a tie-breaker, but the net cord gave favour to the 20-time Grand Slam victor in the decisive moment.

Coric didn't offer Federer a break point opportunity, while managing to break Federer's serve in the opening game of both sets.

The 13th-seeded Coric closed the match out with a clean forehand passing shot to claim his spot in Sunday's final. Speaking in a recent press conference, Federer said: 'I think it definitely feels different, yeah, because everybody comes up to you and says, You're the best.

Djokovic's win over Zverev and Federer's demise guaranteed Djokovic will move up from No. 3 to No. 2 in the world rankings on Monday, which has him swapping positions with Federer, but still trailing Rafael Nadal. I think, quite similar in style of the play to today's match.

Awaiting the 14-time Grand Slam victor is fourth seeded Alexander Zverev after the rising German star saw off Kyle Edmund of Britain 6-4, 6-4.

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Federer finished the match with 10 aces and landed an impressive 71 percent of his first serves.

Third-seeded Del Potro, who has been playing with a cold throughout the week, was playing Borna Coric when he fell near the end of the first set. "I did everything I meant to do on my end", Djokovic said.

The fourth seed's 6-4, 6-4 victory over the 11th-seeded Briton also seals his place in the season-ending ATP Finals in London next month, which bring together the top eight men.

"I mean, my standard level nowadays is better than in the previous year, that's for sure".

"The rest, he had more chances than I had".

"It's always easier to get there - but then staying there is always the tougher part".

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