Rafael Nadal won a record-extending 11th French Open title in June and reached the semi-finals both at Wimbledon and the US Open.
The Serb is back on the top of the pile for the first time in two years, at the end of a roller-coaster season for the 14-time major winner.
Naomi Osaka’s 6-2, 6-4 win over Serena Williams quickly became infamous for the American’s flare-up in the second set.
Karen Khachanov became the third different first-time winner of a Masters tournament this year – joining Juan Martin del Potro and John Isner.
Djokovic has won his last four meetings with Federer and now leads the Swiss 25-22 overall.
Shoaib Malik was away from home on national duty with Pakistan for the two-match T20I series against New Zealand.
Novak Djokovic leads Roger Federer 24-22 and has not lost to the Swiss since 2015.
Roger Federer defeated Italy’s Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-3 as the Swiss great moved three wins away from his 100th career title.
Andre Agassi previously coached Novak Djokovic from the 2017 French Open until they split in March this year.
Rafael Nadal was forced to withdraw from his US Open semi-final against Juan Martin del Potro in early September with a knee injury.