Shanghai Masters: Novak Djokovic beats Borna Coric to extend winning run

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       Highlights as Novak Djokovic continued his scintillating run of form as he breezed past Croatian Borna Coric

5:55 Highlights as Novak Djokovic continued his scintillating run of form as he breezed past Croatian Borna Coric

Djokovic secured his fourth title at the tournament with a convincing 6-3 6-4 victory over Borna Coric in Sunday's final.

The 31-year-old Serbian needed one hour and 36 minutes to beat Coric, now world No. 19, who reached the final after beating the defending champion, Roger Federer of Switzerland, who in turn will fall to world No. 3 when the ATP rankings are released on Monday.

Novak Djokovic trounced Alexander Zverev 6-2, 6-1 to reach the final of the Shanghai Masters on Saturday, AFP reported.

Djokovic, who has returned to his brutal best this season with Grand Slam wins at Wimbledon and the U.S Open, will surpass Federer as world number two when the next edition of the ATP rankings are released on Monday.

Djokovic grabbed the opening set with a hold to love, having dropped just four points on his serve overall.

He had his first sniff of an opportunity with a break point in the sixth game of the second set, but second seed Djokovic survived when Coric again fired wide.

He is now just 35 points behind 33-time Masters 1000 titles leader Rafael Nadal (7,480) in the year-to-date ATP Race To London with three weeks left in the regular ATP World Tour season, ATPWorldTour.com reported.

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic for the fourth time won the biggest tournament of the ATP 1000 in Shanghai. "It's phenomenal. I'm very proud of it", said Djokovic.

"I couldn't ask for a better scenario", Djokovic said.

"The success over the last three or four months has been terrific for me".

Federer had lost in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters.

"Last year in this time obviously I was really struggling", Coric said.

He is now 8-15 lifetime against Top 5 opponent and is 36-18 on the year (22-11 on hard courts).

"I had a really good offseason and the longest offseason so far". I didn't enjoy it as much, to be honest", Coricsaid."But now when I look back on it, it's a very good lesson. So I'm happy about that.

Wang - who has been touted by some as a potential successor to Chinese tennis icon Li Na - was chasing her third title but was never in the match, which was over in little more than an hour.

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