All of October, tennis was dominating in Asia. On the men’s side no one dominated tennis like Novak Djokovic did in the month of October. In that month, he played in two events, the China Open in Beijing and the Shanghai Rolex Masters. In both events, he claimed the title winning in dominant fashion in both. That stellar run of form earned Djokovic the right to be named VAVEL USA’s ATP Player of the Month for October.
Recap Of Djokovic’s October
It was a dominant start to Djokovic’s October as he started his defense of his China Open title in the Chinese capital. The world number one was looking for a fourth consecutive title at the China Open, and he was determined to get it. In his first two matches against Simone Bolelli and Ze Zhang respectively, he dropped only five games in the four sets he won.
He came up against American John Isner next, one of the world’s best servers. However, the world’s best returner was on point again, making it six consecutive sets he won by at least a 6-2 scoreline. Djokovic capped of his tournament with back-to-back wins over Spaniards. He took out David Ferrer in the semis, and it was Ferrer who was the only player to win more two games against him while he dominated Rafael Nadal in the final, winning two and two.
In Shanghai, Djokovic continued his run of winning sets by a score of 6-3 or better until his quarterfinal match against Bernard Tomic where he won the opening set in a tiebreak. After that though, his run continued dominating both Tomic in the second set and Andy Murray in their semifinal showdown. He easily defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for the title. The title gave the Serb his third Shanghai title in four years. Djokovic’s dominance was prevalent in his dominant set victories. In 10 matches played, he won 17 sets by a score of 6-3 or better, simply amazing.