Novak Djokovic with a new mindset played a lot like the Novak Djokovic of old on Tuesday during his 2016 debut at the Shanghai Rolex Masters. He defeated Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-3.
Djokovic didn't contend for his seventh China Open title in Beijing last week because of an elbow injury.
Novak Djokovic lost 4-6, 4-6 in 1 hour and 35 minutes in shangai on Satirday vs Federer and he couldnt defend his title this time.
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Djokovic had come into his semi-final match riding a 28-match winning streak in China, but could not figure out a way to get past
Novak Djokovic defeated David Ferrer 6-4, 6-2 on Friday to reach this fifth semi-finals extending his winning streak in China to 28 matches with a win in one hour and 34 minutes.
Novak broke in the opening game of the match and consolidated it for 2-0 lead. He was 5-4 up
Novak Djokovic defeated Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 on Thursday in 2:06hours.
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Djokovic broke Kukushkin for a 5-3 lead and then closed out the opening set in 31 minutes.
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Kukushkin broke early in the second set and consolidated the break for a 3-0 lead. Nole saved one set
Novak Djokovic advanced into the third round on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Austrian Dominik Thiem in one hour and 28 minutes in Shangai.
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Novak will face Mikhail Kukushkin in the next round.
Djokovic arrived in Shanghai at 3am Monday morning, just a few hours after winning his fifth China Open title. The Serb went undefeated in China last year and he's aiming to do it again this year.
“The biggest reason (I play well is) because I really feel very welcomed and
Novak Djokovic came back from a set down and saved five match points before defeating two-time defending champion, no.3 seed Andy Murray, 5-7, 7-6 (11), 6-3 in 3 hours and 21 minutes in a blockbuster final.
In the first set both players broke each other on two occasions each to stay