The Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas cut the streak of Djokovic. The Serbian, after reappearing in Tokyo for a shoulder injury, won the Japanese tournament without giving up a set and was rampaging in the Shanghai Masters 1,000, until he crossed into the quarterfinals with Tsitsipas, who traced him to beat by 3-6, 7-5 and 6-3.
The defeat is very important in the fight for number one. Nole will lose 820 points on Monday and will keep 9,545 at the top of the standings, but with Nadal on his heels, only 320 (9,225). Given that Djokovic defends 600 points in Paris (he was a finalist) and 1,000 in the ATP finals, while Rafa defends zero because he could not play those tournaments last year, the outlook is favorable for the Spaniard to finish 2019 as king of tennis .
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