Points won by each set: [ 31-18, 23-33, 47-37 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
29 % Djokovic – 25 of 85
25 % Del Potro – 27 of 104

One year after amazing final against Murray, Djokovic [2] triumphed in Shanghai again winning his last match in a dramatic fashion. Even though Del Potro [5] wasn’t playing very bad tennis from the beginning, he escaped from a bagel set saving two set points at 0:5. In the 2nd set he led 3:0* (deuce) after bizarre break in the 2nd game when Djokovic completely lost his balance and looked like a drunk man 😉 In the 3rd set the Serb saved a break point at 2-all with an ace and had a double match point at 5:4, but Del Potro erased it quickly. In the tie-break the most important became a 24-stroke rally in 4:2 Djokovic’s favour when he finished it with an inside-out forehand. “It was a great experience again in Shanghai with a thrilling performance from both, my opponent and myself.” said the defending champion who struck 8 of his 10 aces in the decider.

Djokovic’s route to his 39th title:
2 Marcel Granollers 6-2, 6-0
3 Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-3
Q Gael Monfils 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-4
S Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 7-5
W Juan Martin del Potro 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(3)

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