Djokovic Wins Second Straight Title, Earns China Double
Novak Djokovic won his second straight ATP title in Shanghai and his third masters title of the year with a hard-won 5-7, 7-6, 6-3 victory over Andy Murray in which he saved five match points and came back from a set down. By virtue of winning Beijing the previous week, Novak gets the honor of having won both ATP events in China this year.
Previously in the week, he rolled through Grigor Dimitrov, Feliciano Lopez, Tommy Haas and Tomas Berdych all in straights, while Murray got a walkover against Florian Mayer, beat Alexandr Dolgopolov in straights, Radek Stepanek in three, and Roger Federer in straights to make the final.
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek took the doubles title over Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna.
In other North American tennis news, on the USTA pro circuit in Tiburon, Florida, Jack Sock won his first Challenger, beating Zverev. James Blake beat Zverev for the title in Sacramento, California last week.