Novak Djokovic has still a lot to celebrate despite being knocked off by Rafael Nadal from the World No 1 rank. Djokovic just earned his second Shanghai Rolex Masters Championship Title.
Djokovic defeated Juan Martin del Potro from Argentina on Sunday in the finals of the Shanghai Rolex Masters. In March, he already faced del Potro at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, to whom he lost.
However, Djokovic went for the kill and dominated two out of three sets 6-1, 3-6, and 7-6. This victory is his seventh Association of Tennis Professions (ATP) crown for 2013. Djokovic is certainly on the move in repossessing the World No 1 rank. He now has a winning streak of 20 with 0 losses over the last couple of seasons.
"I am sorry that you lost today, but you deserve this trophy all the same," Djokovic told del Potro after the match. "You are a great person and even a better player," he added.
"Juan is such a great fighter," Djokovic added later. "I was not so sure that I was going to win the match from the beginning up to the last point, it was an even match, but my enthusiasm and drive are always there, especially in a finals match of a big event," he said.
At the rate things are going, it sure looks like it won't be long before we see Djokovic back on the top men's ranking. He just needs to sort out and focus on his priorities. Djokovic recently got engaged to long-time girlfriend Jelena Ristic, and he announced it online through Instagram and Twitter on Sept 26.
"I will really try to do my best until the end of the season," Djokovic said. "Then, I will start setting my goals for next year and probably go from there," Djokovic added.
If Djokovic will win all his succeeding matches, who knows, he might just get back to the top.
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