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Irresistible Djokovic schools Zverev to reach Shanghai final

first_imgTop seed Federer plays 13th seed Borna Coric of Croatia in the other semi-final.Djokovic will be up a place to second in the world — overtaking 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer — when the rankings are released on Monday.He is desperate to take injured Rafael Nadal’s number one spot before the year is out, and on this evidence, he will.The 31-year-old Serbian is in imperious form and this was his 17th ATP victory in a row, as he taught rising German star Zverev a harsh lesson.Djokovic, who had elbow surgery in February but recovered to win Wimbledon and then the US Open last month, said: “Being number two after this tournament is also a great achievement, considering the first four, five months of the year and considering I had the surgery.“And where I was about four months ago and where I am today is quite an extreme opposite.“I’m just cherishing that achievement and every moment spent on the court.”The 21-year-old Zverev made an iffy start, beginning his first service game with a double-fault.The world number five — who beat Djokovic in their only previous meeting, last year in the Rome Masters final — recovered his poise for a time.The first set went with serve, and some big serves at that, until Djokovic grabbed the break to go 4-2 up.Zverev threatened to unravel and conceded the set in barely 30 minutes after landing a routine smash into the net, to gasps from the arena.The fourth seed, who is yet to win a Grand Slam despite his undoubted talent, angrily threw his racquet at the start of the second set as Djokovic ramped up the pressure.An increasingly exasperated Zverev issued more punishment to his racquet at 3-1 down, earning a code violation and tossing the battered piece into the crowd.Zverev was dismissed brutally in exactly one hour.He called it a “weird” match and said he was never close to his best.But he had fulsome praise for Djokovic, saying: “He’s probably the best player in the world right now.“He’s definitely at the highest level he’s maybe ever been, or maybe equal to it.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Serbia’s Novak Djokovic will become number two in the world after beating Zverev in the Shanghai Masters Final © AFP / WANG ZHAOSHANGHAI, China, Oct 13 – Novak Djokovic will rise to number two in the world after he dismantled a shell-shocked Alexander Zverev 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday to surge into the Shanghai Masters final.Celebrating his 1,000 match in style, the 14-time Grand Slam winner was clinical as he lined up a potential title showdown on Sunday with reigning champion Roger Federer.last_img read more

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Canada Post to unveil Leonard Cohen commemorative stamp to mark late singers

first_imgMONTREAL — Canada Post is set to honour the late singer Leonard Cohen with a new set of stamps to be revealed today.The three-stamp set — distinct designs celebrating the life and work of the beloved Montreal-born artist — will be unveiled at an event at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts this afternoon.Cohen died in Los Angeles on Nov. 7, 2016 at age 82.Canada Post says it will produce four million stamps, a number it believes will be sufficient for fans and collectors worldwide.The stamps will be available to the public as of Saturday — which would have been Cohen’s 85th birthday — with Canada Post hosting a special event at a downtown Montreal post office.The design of the stamps has been a closely guarded secret ahead of Friday’s event, which will take place in the shadow a massive Cohen mural on Crescent Street that has become a mainstay of the Montreal landscape.Jim Phillips, director of stamp services at Canada Post, says the Crown corporation worked closely with the singer’s family and estate to ensure the stamps will be a fitting tribute.“This particular one of Leonard Cohen is one of the most significant stamps we’ve ever issued,” Phillips said. “We’re so honoured and thrilled at having the responsibility to do this … in a proper, classy, professional way that would have made Leonard and his family extremely happy and proud.”This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 20, 2019.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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