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It's a good thing Nole decided on Japan; China's a monster with players fit for a high end Masters! Coric being the 2nd seed behind Djokovic should be just a little bit of a test as he shouldn't exert himself too much on his comeback! Not sure he should test himself in Shanghai so soon; maybe warm up in Vienna before, then finish with WTF/YEC! :unsure:
 
Djokovic to play Popyrin in the first round tomorrow.

Struff who was supposed to be his second round opponent unexpectedly lost to a local wildcard Soeda.

If he is ready to play, it should be smooth sailing into the quarterfinal where Pouille or Nishioka will await.

The quarterfinal below Novak's is stacked. Cilic, Chung, Shapovalov, Goffin... Should Novak reach the semifinal, he will most likely face one of these guys.
Why only a few ? :cool:
Was referring only to his ongoing streak, Nadal is likely to take over soon. Down the road I imagine Djokovic will manage to be the top guy again from time to time...
 
Good resistance from Soeda in the second set. Djokovic could have finished it earlier but this is alright too.

Hopefully the shoulder won't bother him anymore. There is stuff on the line until the end of the season. If he manages to win both Asian events, one would feel he is back in contention for the year end number one. But Fed and Med won't allow it to be easy in Shanghai.
 

Centrius

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Good resistance from Soeda in the second set. Djokovic could have finished it earlier but this is alright too.

Hopefully the shoulder won't bother him anymore. There is stuff on the line until the end of the season. If he manages to win both Asian events, one would feel he is back in contention for the year end number one. But Fed and Med won't allow it to be easy in Shanghai.
So Nadal won't play until Bercy?
 

RF-18

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Djokovic has the YE#1 in his own hands. If he wins both Tokyo and Shanghai (where Nadal won't most likely play and can't add any points), he will be a few hundred points away from Nadal at Bercy and then it's all about who can ouperform who the last few weeks.

So with Nadal only playing Bercy and WTFs, he has given Djokovic atleast a say in this to catch up.
 
Pouille next. If Djokovic goes through, one of Goffin/Shapovalov/Cilic/Chung will await in the semifinal. The other half of the draw has collapsed, with no seeded players remaining.

Djokovic is positive regarding the shoulder so far. No pain in his two singles and one doubles match in Tokyo. The longer it stays away the better we will all feel about it.
Djokovic has the YE#1 in his own hands. If he wins both Tokyo and Shanghai (where Nadal won't most likely play and can't add any points), he will be a few hundred points away from Nadal at Bercy and then it's all about who can ouperform who the last few weeks.

So with Nadal only playing Bercy and WTFs, he has given Djokovic atleast a say in this to catch up.
I'd bet on Nadal winning the Race to London. But if Djokovic is back to full fitness and the point gap by then is small, then he would have a realistic chance of ending the year as the top guy.
 
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"I played one of the best matches of the season"

Novak Djokovic was very satisfied with his showing against Lucas Pouille in the quarterfinal of Tokyo.



The Serbian defeated the French very convincingly in only 50 minutes and will play David Goffin or Hyeon Chung in the semifinal.

"Definitely one of my best matches this season. Best of this week and it came at the right time. I think Lucas played well at the start of the tournament. I watched him against Nishioka and he was excellent. I served well, a lot of aces and good returns... I used the opportunity and overall I played without mistakes", said Djokovic after the match.

The world number 1 spoke about the upcoming opponent.

"Chung was struggling with the injury and is slowly building his ranking on the ATP list. He is a great guy, hard working, has a good game and movement", said Djokovic and added:

"On the other hand, Goffin is in great form. He played the Cincinnati final and he is getting closer to the top 10. Overall, I am looking forward to the next match.
 
76th career title, only one away from tying John McEnroe for the 5th best singles tally in the Open Era.

26th different tournament won.

11-0 in East Asia finals.

Secured the number 1 ranking until Paris.



The big tests start in Shanghai. Good luck man, let's show who is the boss of Asia again and make the YE #1 race interesting...
 
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I Am Finnish

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RANKINGS UPDATE FOR THE #NOLEFAM

It is now mathematically impossible for Novak to lose the #1 ranking before October 28, 2019.

That's 274 weeks as #1 guaranteed.

Ajde! ❤


275 If Nadal doesnt play play vienna or basel
 
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