This was backed up on the court by winning the title without conceding a set en route.
But she has struggled in comparison this year and her China Open defence in Beijing came to a meek end in the last 16, losing the deciding set 6-0 to Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus.
"I do not feel pressured to play before Paris-Bercy but I still think there is an option to play". He did not have his serve broken throughout the tournament.
Djokovic, whose serve has been particularly dominant of late and did not drop a single service game in Shanghai, told reporters: "You're seeing the new Novak".
"I thought he was better, he had more chances than I had".
"I must say I felt overall actually pretty good. Not many holes in the game in general, especially this week." he added.
"I had lots of support as I always do here in Shanghai". So for me, it's really not tough, to be honest. "I didn't know what to do exactly". I'm just happy with the whole week. Coric also beat Roger Federer in June for the Gerry Weber Open title in Halle. Federer and Nadal both had 17-match winning streaks during the year.
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That was until, however, Djokovic made the breakthrough with a break in the seventh and ninth game to take the first set.
But the Croatian couldn't prevent Djokovic from snatching the title on a fourth match point in the next game. Murray), 2013 (d. Del Potro), and 2015 (d.
Borna Coric is becoming a big huge on the ATP Tour. Anderson), Cincinnati and the US Open (d.
"In the coming days, the doctors will evaluate the recovery process needed to return", Viale said. This year, the victory in Tianjin is not enough to put Garcia into a second consecutive final appearance.
"It's absolutely there. If not the best one, then it's in the top two or three".
Ukrainian Elena Svitolina and Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens are the other remaining contenders for Singapore after American Sloane Stephens was confirmed as the sixth player to qualify on Sunday.
Alexander Zverev (Germany) 5,025 6.