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Djokovic wins shanghai masters
Updated: Nov 15, 2018
THIS WEEK ON ATP TOUR 10/7/18 – 10/14/18
ROLEX SHANGHAI MASTERS (1000)
SHANGHAI, PR CHINA, HARD
CHAMPION: Novak Djokovic (SRB) (up 1 to 2)
FINALIST: Borna Coric (CRO) (up 6 to 13)
PRIZE MONEY: $1,360,560
BEST AMERICAN RESULT: Sam Querrey (USA) – 3RD round (up 2 to 55)
BEST WILD CARD RESULT: Yibing Wu (CHN) – 2ND round (up 83 to 332)
BEST QUALIFIER RESULT: 4 players reached the 2nd round
BEST UNSEEDED RESULT: Matthew Ebden (AUS) – QF (up 11 to 40)
Djokovic leaves China with 1,000 ATP Rankings points and $1,360,560 in prize money after he lifted his 72nd tour-level crown. He has a 45-10 record this season (23-4 on hard courts), which includes three other trophies at Wimbledon (d. Anderson), Cincinnati and the US Open (d. Federer). Coric earned 600 points and $667,115 after contesting his fifth ATP World Tour final (2-3 record).
Novak Djokovic captured a record fourth Rolex Shanghai Masters title on Sunday to step up his bid to finish 2018 as the year-end No. 1 in the ATP Rankings. The Serbian star extended his winning streak to 18 matches with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Croatian No. 13 seed Borna Coric for his 32nd ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown.
"It's phenomenal. I'm very proud of it," Djokovic said. "Obviously the last three, four months have been terrific for me. Not many holes in the game in general, especially this week. Everything worked perfectly."