Novak Djokovic predicted Roger Federer Shanghai Masters exit to Borna Coric

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Djokovic will face Coric in this morning’s final after he cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 victory against world No 5 Alexander Zverev yesterday.
The Serbian has not dropped a set all week and he is odds-on to win the tournament and he is also guaranteed to return to No 2 in the world rankings on Monday.
However, before Coric recorded one of the most memorable victories of his career against Federer, Djokovic explained why he thought he could be playing the Croatian in the final.
“Well, I think last time they played, Borna won in Halle finals. So we cannot underestimate Borna,” Djokovic said. “He’s a hard worker. He’s one of the hardest-working guys on the tour. He puts a lot of effort in practice.
“He’s one of the leaders of the new generation. He’s played some great tennis so far this week.”
Coric’s win denied Djokovic a “perfect” final against Federer – the man he beat in the Cincinnati Masters final last month.
“Roger has been Roger, you know. When he needs to play his best tennis this week and get himself ahead of the other guy, that’s what he did,” Djokovic said shortly before Federer’s exit. “He does that so well. He did it so well throughout his career. That’s why he is who he is, and he’s there.“We’ll see. I mean, obviously if I get to play Roger, I mean, that would be, so to say, a perfect final for this tournament that everybody was anticipating in a way.“And, you know, knowing that I have won against him in our last encounter in Cincinnati finals obviously can add more to my confidence and approach to the match.