World number one, Novak Djokovic, defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France in the Shanghai Rolex Masters final, to claim his 9th title of the season and end his two-week spell in China without dropping a set.
The Serb dominated his French opponent, needing just 78 minutes to win 6-2, 6-4 in straight sets, and complete a run of 10 consecutive wins in China.
Sixteenth seed Tsonga, came into the match having served 64 aces in the tournament, but Djokovic broke the 30-year-old four times and prevented him hitting a single ace in the first set.
Djokovic, now has 25 Masters Titles, one more than Roger Federer in the all-time list and two fewer than record-holder Rafael Nadal of Spain.
After the game, the 28 year old said: “I think in terms of the two tournaments in back‑to‑back weeks, this has been the best two weeks of my career. I think I’ve played the best tennis ever in these two weeks in terms of back‑to‑back.
“Energy‑wise, I was great. I didn’t get tired, I always had plenty of intensity, concentration and a high-performance level from the first match in Beijing to today’s match.
“Only one set where I got a tiebreak in two weeks is quite incredible. So I’m very, very pleased with the way I’ve played. That’s something that encourages me to keep on going and hopefully maintain that high level of performance.”
The Serb further described this season as the best in his career, boasting 73 victories with only five losses.
He said: “It’s the best year of my life, no question about it. Everything is working great. I’m very grateful for the opportunity to be able to play this well, to be successful. I don’t want to get carried away by success obviously because I want to be playing on this level for many more years to come.
“I know that one of the things that you have to do in order to keep playing on a high level is stay committed and stay determined to this lifestyle that is obviously not easy, traveling all the time. Now that I’m a father, that makes it a little bit more difficult.
“I have the support of my close ones, my wife, the most important one, but my brothers and my team. Everybody is behind me on the quest of being the best I can be.”
Djokovic, is unbeaten in 17 matches, dating back to the start of the US Open.