Nole takes it!!!
That was one good match, sorry for DelPo but Djokovic deserved it.
Agree your observation. Djokovic had the momentum in the 3rd set, and although he failed to convert several breakpoints, was knocking on the door too often for Del Potro's comfort. Despite this, JMDP took it to the tb, in which he seemed to lose focus, and was outplayed.
Congratulations to ND. It's an excellent achievement to defend both Beijing & Shanghai,back to back.
But what a week for JMDP. His game has been a marvel. To get past Nadal in the sf & take Djokovic to a tb in the final is a superb achievement. He should know that he can beat both and I hope he'll take that knowledge & build on it looking forward. I very much hoped he could win his first Masters 1000 title this time. Sorry to him, & to Swish
& all his fans, that he couldn't. If he continues to play like this, he'll have other opportunities. I look forward to see how he does in Basel.
So Shanghai is over. And this thread never made it to the "sticky" part of the page, where for some reason, Beijing & Tokyo continue to lurk!