Shanghai Masters 2015: Novak Djokovic beat Lopez
The oiled machine Novak Djokovic (1) was too precise for the Toledo handed Feliciano Lopez. The knockout duel was solved in 71 minutes for the Serb thus continues its devastating march on the circuit. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (16) turned the dream of the Catalan Albert Ramos defeating him in three sets.
Andy Murray (3) also suffered ranked fourth with three-set win over American John Isner. Instead the Japanese Kei Nishikori (6) lost in two playoffs with South African Kevin Anderson (12).
Novak Djokovic in Chinese courts becomes nothing short of invincible. This is demonstrated by the numbers since arriving last week to the capital Beijing. Just give David Ferrer won three games in a set. Others – including Rafa Nadal – could only beat up two sleeves.
In Shanghai the same has happened with Martin Klizan in the second round on Thursday and Feliciano Lopez emulated Ferru but as he also resigned his chances before the superiority of the number one. 6-2 6-3 6 aces and saving three break balls besides breaking three times to Toledo.
Valediction Albert Ramos had given the coup in the run-up shoring up the defending champion Roger Federer. The Catalan started briskly the first set against Tsonga beating the tie-break 7-6 (5) but then the French became very strong with the service and Albert stole the stretch of the second set to prevail 7 -5 to force a third. In this, Tsonga did not lower the intensity and got in trouble many times that finally gives the Catalan service (after seven balls) and then the match 6-4 played 2 hours 44 minutes.
For Andy Murray measure the powerful serving John Isner on fast track was a challenge. But the Scot is one of the best returners in the world and it rested their options. The first set was long to remove without harm to define tiebreaker. There would airy Isner 7-6 (4). In the second and third sets Isner failed to take advantage until seven times ‘break’ (4 in the second and 3 in the decisive) and paid dearly for ‘Muzza’ yes it He made once per set to sign a good and worked 6-4 6-4 in two hours and a half stuck.
Finally the Japanese Kei Nishikori – who has lost vigor in recent month’s competition – was eliminated by Kevin Anderson in just over 2 hours. A party where only closed broke service once (in the second set) and that it was decided after a disputed initial tiebreaker 7-6(12-10) and a second with greater margin for the Johannesburg 7-6(7-3). It was the third time they were measured in the year (Memphis and Acapulco) being the first victory for Anderson.