Novak Djokovic: 'I came in late to Shanghai because of Japan tournament'


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Novak Djokovic: 'I came in late to Shanghai because of Japan tournament'

Novak Djokovic was safisfied with his straight-set win over Denis Shapovalov, 6-3 6-3, in the Rolex Shanghai Masters second round match. The Serb said: "It was great. It's nice to be back. And also, it feels very good to play as well as I did today, considering I had only a little hit, warmup today on the center court before the match.

Obviously playing on center court and other courts is quite different. You know, I came in late to Shanghai because of the Japan tournament. You know, I knew that Denis is very dangerous player. You know, if he has time, if he's feeling the ball well, it can be a tough match.

He was serving really well, high percentage also first serves, and just really difficult to return in the first set, so it took me a little bit of time to really adjust, start reading his serve a little bit better. But I thought I served really well.

I used angles. I was very solid from back of the court. I had no problems with the shoulder pain. That hasn't been the case for the entire -- this week or last week, as well. So no concerns there. Everything is feeling and looking good."