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Sport Dominant Djokovic dispatches Isner as Shanghai title defence rolls on

13:20  10 october  2019
13:20  10 october  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

Djokovic downs Shapovalov to reach Shanghai third round

  Djokovic downs Shapovalov to reach Shanghai third round A fifth Shanghai Masters title is on the agenda for Novak Djokovic, who eased past Denis Shapovalov to reach the last 16.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.

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - It proved all too easy once again for Novak Djokovic as the world number one continued his frightening dominance of men's tennis by blitzing past Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to win another Shanghai Masters title on Sunday.

Novak Djokovic overcame Denis Shapovalov to book a Shanghai Masters last-16 spot as he made an impressive start to his defence of the title . The Serbian wrapped up a 6-3 6-3 victory as he bids for a fifth trophy success at the event, where he will face John Isner next.

Novak Djokovic in a red shirt: Novak Djokovic eased through in the Shanghai Masters © Getty Images Novak Djokovic eased through in the Shanghai Masters

Novak Djokovic outclassed John Isner as he progressed into the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters with a 7-5 6-3 victory.

Defending champion Djokovic was flawless at times on Thursday in a clinical display, controlling Isner's powerful serve.

  Dominant Djokovic dispatches Isner as Shanghai title defence rolls on © Andy Wong/AP Photo   Dominant Djokovic dispatches Isner as Shanghai title defence rolls on © Fred Lee/Getty Images

Federer battles past Goffin into Shanghai Masters quarter-final

  Federer battles past Goffin into Shanghai Masters quarter-final David Goffin offered stern opposition to Roger Federer, but the 20-time grand slam champion battled to victory at the Shanghai Masters.Backed by vociferous support from the crowd, Federer was firmly tested by Goffin but the 38-year-old eventually came out on top 7-6 (9-7) 6-4 on Thursday.

Last year, Djokovic won the Shanghai title without dropping any of the ten sets he played during the week. Federer’s won the title here twice before and Djokovic has won it four times, including last year. Djokovic , the defending champion, will square off against John Isner for the 12th time in their

Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the trophy after winning the men's singles final match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai , China, October 18, 2015.

Djokovic noted he had been nursing a shoulder injury heading into the tournament, though the Serbian showed no sign of a struggle with fitness as he wrapped up a 350th ATP 1000 career win with the minimum of fuss.

It did take Djokovic until the final game of a 42-minute first set to break his opponent and, with three set points to play with, he made no mistake when he drew Isner into an overhit backhand.

Scintillating Tsitsipas dethrones Djokovic in Shanghai

  Scintillating Tsitsipas dethrones Djokovic in Shanghai Stefanos Tsitsipas fought back to dethrone Novak Djokovic and will face Daniil Medvedev in the last four in Shanghai.Daniil Medvedev's 6-3 7-6 (7-4) victory over Fabio Fognini sealed Tsitsipas' spot in the season-ending tournament in London for the first time and the 21-year-old capped a memorable Friday by beating Djokovic 3-6 7-5 6-3.

SHANGHAI , (Reuters) - It proved all too easy once again for Novak Djokovic as the world number one continued his frightening dominance of men’s tennis by. Djokovic won three grand slams this year, was runner-up at the French Open and since suffering a surprise quarter-final loss to Ivo Karlovic in

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – It proved all too easy once again for Novak Djokovic as the world number one continued his frightening dominance of men’s tennis by blitzing past Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to win another Shanghai Masters title on Sunday. The Serbian, 10-times a grand slam champion

That came amid a run of nine successive points for Djokovic, who swiftly hit the front in set two as he looked to snuff out any lingering chances of a  fightback from the American.

  Dominant Djokovic dispatches Isner as Shanghai title defence rolls on © Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images     Dominant Djokovic dispatches Isner as Shanghai title defence rolls on © Andy Wong/AP Photo

Another break followed as Djokovic raced three games clear and, though Isner regained some composure to stem the tide, he was no match for the top seed's unerring serve.

Isner positioned himself for a break when he drew back to 30-30 in the seventh game, his resolve was quickly broken by more supreme serving.

  Dominant Djokovic dispatches Isner as Shanghai title defence rolls on © Zhe Ji/Getty Images   Dominant Djokovic dispatches Isner as Shanghai title defence rolls on © Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images

Despite a brilliant, cushioned backhand from Djokovic, Isner held his nerve to stay in the match on his next serve.

But it merely staved off the inevitable - the world number one, who is aiming for a fifth title of 2019 and will face Hubert Hurkacz or Stefanos Tsitsipas in the last eight, serving out a dominant triumph with the first of three match points.

Medvedev to face Zverev in Shanghai after reaching sixth straight final .
After easing past Matteo Berrettini in the last four, Alexander Zverev will meet Daniil Medvedev in the final of the Shanghai Masters.The Russian continued his stunning second half of 2019 with a battling 7-6 (7-5) 7-5 win over Stefanos Tsitsipas in his semi-final match.

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