Tennis expert David Law believes that Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer need a miracle to stop in-form Novak Djokovic, according to a report on the Express.

Djokovic comfortably defeated Croatia’s Borna Coric in the final of the Shanghai Masters at the Qi Zhong Tennis Centre.

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The Serbian international has now overtaken Federer into the world number two position in the ATP world rankings and has his eyes set on becoming the number one before the end of the calendar year.

Law said:

Barring a miracle, I think he’s going to end the year as world No.1.

Whilst he’s playing like this and the way he is scheduling himself as well, he’s playing a very clever game. He’s now worked it out, he’s going to save himself for what matters in his view.

I know it’s very easy to get carried away with these things and take the current status quo and assume it will continue, but he’s got the form and the history of having had these sort of periods of utter domination. It is had to imagine where it will stop.

Nadal has had injuries and maybe he won’t be able to get back to his best. Even if he does, if Djokovic plays like this, who beats the guy? And how do you beat the guy?

This year, Djokovic has made a remarkable recovery and has won Wimbledon, the Cincinnati Masters, the US Open and now the Shanghai Masters.

He will play in the Paris Masters later this month as he looks to make up the 215 point gap to world number one Nadal.