"And immediately I came back to the doctor here to do the echography and to check with the doctor, and the doctor told me that we need to wait a little bit more", Nadal told a news conference.
Unforced errors resurfaced in the seventh game and Djokovic ruthlessly punished him with a break for a 4-3 lead. "Of course it's a tough ending but he was the better player", added the Canadian, who has now lost all four of his matches against 16-times grand slam victor Djokovic.
The 32-year-old dispatched his Greek opponent in only 58 minutes.
The Serb never dropped a set all week and never lost serve in his last four matches, facing just one break point and that was today.
"I think I had the best serving match of the tournament, and that's why the match was pretty short", said Djokovic who improves to 4-0 against the Canadian. "I prepared myself very well for this match. And obviously I went through the videos and understanding on what I did well, what I didn't do so well, what I can do better".
Djokovic eased to three match points and promptly took tour-level title number five of 2019 with a crisp forehand, meaning his battle with Nadal for year-end number one will continue to the ATP Finals in London even though the Spaniard will move top of the rankings on Monday.
The defeat ended Tsitsipas' run of three consecutive semi-finals and dealt a blow to his confidence ahead of his maiden appearance at the season-ending championships, which start on November 10.
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A 16th country, India, still has "significant outstanding issues", which the RCEP participating countries committed to resolve. Signatories RCEP include the 10 ASEAN members, plus China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and, maybe, India.
Djokovic holds an 8-1 winning head-to-head record against Dimitrov.
With only the ATP Finals in London in terms of event classification, the advantage of 640 points of the Spanish in the annual classification is healthy, but Djokovic is pursuing a lot. "That's one of the biggest reasons why I'm still playing professional tennis, to fight for these big trophies and to still be able to play the highest level".
The Bulgarian turned the lowest-ranked participant to achieve a Grand Slam semi-final since 2008 at Flushing Meadows, earlier than shedding to Daniil Medvedev.
Shapovalov, on the other hand, is playing his first ATP 1000 Masters title and the 20-year-old is hoping to make history with the win.
Home favourite Monfils was one victory away from pipping Italian Matteo Berrettini to a ticket to London, but was blown away by a brilliant Shapovalov performance.