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Shanghai Rolex Masters Sunday Tennis Results
     
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Shanghai Rolex Masters
Shanghai, China


RESULTS - SUNDAY, 13 OCTOBER 2013

Singles - Final
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) d [6] J del Potro (ARG) 61 36 76(3)

Doubles - Final
[5] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) d [8] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) 76(2) 67(6) 10-2
  
 
FINALS REVIEW: DJOKOVIC RETAINS CROWN; DODIG/MELO BOOST LONDON BID
    Novak Djokovic retained the Shanghai Rolex Masters title to improve to 39-21 in finals
    The Serbian has now won 15 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophies (15-10 in finals)
    Djokovic extended his winning streak to 20 matches on Chinese soil
    Juan Martin del Potro was appearing in his third ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final (also runner-up at 2009 Montreal (l. to Murray) and 2013 Indian Wells (l. to Nadal)
    Del Potro qualified for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, to be held at The O2 in London from 4-11 November, after he beat Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals on Saturday
    Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo captured their first team title and moved up to third position in the Emirates ATP Doubles Team Rankings
    They improved their chances of claiming one of the five remaining team spots in the English capital next month

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Novak Djokovic: "It was a great experience again in Shanghai with a thrilling performance from both my opponent tonight and myself. I think the tournament had a fantastic final. I'm just very glad to go out as a winner from the court tonight from such a close match.

"My motivation is always there, especially when I'm playing [in the] finals of such a big event. I wanted this title as much as my opponent. That's what's going to stay forever."

On del Potro: "I would say he's a fantastic player and a great person. He showed that again. He has a really likable personality. He's a big fighter. With his serve and his game, for his height, he moves extremely well."

Juan Martin del Potro: "The match was really close and I think Nole played unbelievable points in the tie-break. The match was so exciting. I was really close to beating him after beating Nadal. At Wimbledon [in July], we played another fantastic match.

"I think I'm playing even better than 2009 or 2008 or last year. I couldn't win a Grand Slam [title] like I did in 2009 [at the US Open], but I reached finals in the [ATP World Tour] Masters 1000s. I already won three tournaments. I beat the top guys, which is fantastic for me."

On qualifying for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals: "I'm so excited to be there. It's a fantastic tournament. I'm going to be part of eight players fighting for the same goal. I think it's like a gift for me because I did so well this season. I think it's a big chance to close a fantastic year."

Ivan Dodig: "We're looking forward to having another great experience after this title and play in the last eight teams in [London]."

Marcelo Melo: "It feels great. [We had] a couple tough matches against Roger [Federer and Ze Zhang] in the first match [and] the Bryans [in the semi-finals]. We are happy to win here in Shanghai." 


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