Novak Djokovic trounced Alexander Zverev 6-2, 6-1 to reach the final of the Shanghai Masters on Saturday, AFP reported.
With the win, Djokovic replaces Roger Federer as world No.2.
The extra 1,000 ranking points help Djokovic break into the world's top two for the first time since June 2017, while he also earned $1,360,560 in prize money for his efforts in Shanghai. The Serb offered 13th-seeded Coric one break point in the match, in the sixth game of the second set. Djokovic's class outshone Coric eventually though, with the Serb going on to win his 26 straight set to win his fourth title of 2018.
Djokovic continued his remarkable record of not dropping a serve once all week, becoming just the third player to win a Masters 1000 event without getting broken once.
"It's phenomenal. I'm very proud of it", Djokovic said. So this was definitely one of the best service weeks that I had in my career.
Coric - who was making his maiden Masters final appearance - could not stop Djokovic in his tracks.
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It is almost two years since Djokovic topped the rankings and he has made it his mission to topple the injured Nadal before the year is out.
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"I am very close now to Nadal in the rankings and (have) put myself in a good position for the last period of the year". The last four months had been "fantastic" and "tremendous", he said.
Reflecting on his semi-final match against Boric, Federer admitted that he could have done a better job in serving, adding, the Croatian had "more punch" than him.
"In the offseason I chose to change my whole team".
"I thought I was actually playing really well", the Croat told the ATP. "Obviously I work hard for it".
The 31-year-old Serbian, who has not lost a match since Toronto in August, broke four times of six offerings and never gave his opponent any breaking opportunity in this lop-sided hour-long match.