Djokovic playing like Djokovic. Some quite outstanding, clean hitting from him. He's serving, 3-2 in the second set.
RN putting up an excellent challenge, going for his shots. ND holds after going to deuce.
And RN holds too, it's 4-3 to ND, with him serving.
RN exerted enormous pressure, and really pushed ND in that game. But ND held. 5-3 to him.
And there were some errors from ND in that game. RN holds, it's 5-4, and ND serving for the match.
ND holds to love, and wins to defend his title. He wins 63,64. He outplayed RN here, and any talk that RN lost due to anything other than that, is just drivel.
Congratulations to all Djokovic fans. He looked ropey not so long ago,but seems sharp & is playing beautifully again. Shanghai will be interesting.
This is ND's 4th Beijing title, a record for the tournament. Very well done to him.
And whilst RN didn't win the title, he made it to yet another final. His consistency and form have been remarkable, and he is very much the man to beat on tour.