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Sport Djokovic downs Shapovalov to reach Shanghai third round

16:25  09 october  2019
16:25  09 october  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

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Novak Djokovic's bid for a fifth Shanghai Masters title continued with an impressive 6-3 6-3 victory over Denis Shapovalov on Wednesday.

The reigning champion set up a last-16 clash with John Isner following a commanding display during which he dropped just one point on serve in the first set.

  Djokovic downs Shapovalov to reach Shanghai third round © Zhe Ji/Getty Images   Djokovic downs Shapovalov to reach Shanghai third round © Fred Lee/Getty Images

Shapovalov, ranked 36th in the world, had to fend off two break points in his opening service game as Djokovic sought to impose his authority early on.

It took until the eighth game for the 16-time grand slam champion to underline his superiority, Shapovalov's backhand clipping the net and going wide on break point to leave Djokovic serving for the set.

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Novak Djokovic had won all 11 previous matches against Jeremy Chardy and the world number three . The Serbian, who has burst back to form this year, winning Wimbledon and the US Open, broke the Frenchman in the fifth game on the way to a 6- 3 , 7-5 victory to ease into round three .

  Djokovic downs Shapovalov to reach Shanghai third round © Fred Lee/Getty Images   Djokovic downs Shapovalov to reach Shanghai third round © Zhe Ji/Getty Images

Having completed that task with the minimum of fuss – holding to love for the fourth time in five games – the Serbian was promptly met with sterner resistance in the second set.

Shapovalov emerged livelier and more aggressive, forcing the issue and being rewarded for his efforts with a break-point opening after darting to the net to swing a long rally in his favour.

  Djokovic downs Shapovalov to reach Shanghai third round © Zhe Ji/Getty Images   Djokovic downs Shapovalov to reach Shanghai third round © Andy Wong/AP Photo

But Djokovic remained resolute, maintaining a high first-serve percentage to tip the balance back in his favour and winning game point with a deft drop shot. 

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Novak Djokovic had won all 11 previous matches against Jeremy Chardy and the world number three 's perfect run was never in real doubt at the Shanghai Nikoloz Basilashvili showed that his China Open triumph at the weekend was no fluke as he brushed aside the promising Denis Shapovalov .

And it was the world number one who struck what proved to be the telling blow in the fifth game, Shapovalov getting a first-hand look at what a world-class returner can do against even his most powerful serves.

  Djokovic downs Shapovalov to reach Shanghai third round © Andy Wong/AP Photo   Djokovic downs Shapovalov to reach Shanghai third round © Andy Wong/AP Photo

Time and again Djokovic had the answer to whatever his rival could fire down and that pressure told as the top seed broke and consolidated for a 4-2 lead.

Djokovic hastened the end of the contest following a couple of brilliant winners and an unforced error from Shapovalov, who – serving to stay in the match – was simply outclassed.

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