Djokovic pushes China Open run to 21

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BEIJING (AP) Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak at the China Open to 21 straight matches, beating Canada's Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 7-5 under the roof on center court on a cold, rainy Wednesday.

The top-ranked Djokovic came back from a break down in the second set and fought off a set point at 4-5 to close out the match in straight sets. He has lost only three sets en route to winning four China Open titles in four years.

Djokovic faces a tough road to pick up a fifth straight title, with a potential quarterfinal against No. 5-seeded Grigor Dimitrov and possible semifinal against U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic or Andy Murray. He could meet No. 2 Rafael Nadal in the final.


2014 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 N. Djokovic 12,150
2 R. Nadal 8,665
3 R. Federer 8,170
4 S. Wawrinka 5,600
5 D. Ferrer 4,495
6 T. Berdych 4,115
7 K. Nishikori 4,025
8 M. Raonic 3,965
9 M. Cilic 3,845
10 G. Dimitrov 3,710
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2014 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 S. Williams 9,430
2 S. Halep 6,036
3 P. Kvitova 5,926
4 M. Sharapova 5,680
5 N. Li 5,270
6 A. Radwanska 5,035
7 E. Bouchard 4,793
8 C. Wozniacki 4,455
9 A. Ivanovic 4,180
10 A. Kerber 4,050
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