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Djokovic dominates Zverev to reach Shanghai Masters final

Djokovic dominates Zverev to reach Shanghai Masters final

Three-time Shanghai Open victor Novak Djokovic stormed past German Alexander Zverev 6-2, 6-1 to reach the final on Saturday and claim the world number two ranking from Roger Federer.

Three-time Shanghai Open victor Djokovic stormed past German Alexander Zverev 6-2 6-1 in Saturday's earlier semi and claimed the world number two ranking from Federer.

Edmund was bidding to reach his first Masters semi-final but a couple of forehand errors gifted Zverev a break in the opening game.

The 21-year-old played the whole match by relentlessly attacking neutral balls in baseline rallies to gain control.

The 37-year-old will next face Croatian power-hitter Borna Coric, who dumped Australia's Matthew Ebden out of the tournament 7-5 6-4. "It's going to be definitely a close match". He never offered Zverev a break point opportunity, and broke the German's serve on four of six offerings.

Normal order appeared to have been restored when the 20-time Grand Slam champion comfortably claimed the first set against Bautista Agut.




Zverev needed only one opportunity to break his opponent in either set as he became the fifth player to book his place at the season-ending ATP Finals in London.

Djokovic, who has won the last two Grand Slams, at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, is now world number three, but could move up a spot if he books a place in Sunday's final.

Coric, who has only two career titles to his name, has now beaten Federer twice - the previous time was in the final at Halle this year.

"I think, quite similar in style of play to today's match".

"I saw Kei was playing extremely aggressive, especially towards the end of the second set", said the Swiss world number two, who has been content with his form this week despite being pushed to three sets in his other two matches. He's bidding to win a record fourth Shanghai title this week.

Back in winning from the elbow surgery at the start of the season, Djokovoic now aims for his fourth title in the ATP 1000 showpiece in China.

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