Djokovic to meet Tsitsipas, Federer plays Zverev in star-studded Shanghai quarters

Denis Shapovalov and Novak Djokovic

World No. 1 Djokovic denies Denis in Shanghai, Félix falls to Tsitsipas

Tsitsipas also qualified for the Nitto ATP Finals in November, which became official when third-seeded Russian Daniil Medvedev beat Italy's Fabio Fognini 6-3, 7-6 (4) in another quarterfinal.

The 32-year-old Djokovic is looking imperious, having not dropped a set in claiming the title in Tokyo last week and continuing that flawless record at the Qizhong Tennis Center in Shanghai.

"He deserved the victory, he used to be the better player", talked about the 32-yr-aged Serbian, who had regarded imperious up unless now. "He was backing up his serve with really good, aggressive first shots in the rally", Japan Open victor Djokovic told reporters. It's Zverev who is the [1.68] favourite, and I don't make this hugely out of line.

"If some top players like Fabio can say this about me, shows that I'm on the good way, I'm playing good, and it's not easy to play against me", Medvedev said.

Fourth-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria recorded a straightforward 6-3, 6-4 win over Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili and next faces 11th-seeded Matteo Berrettini.

It was a double celebration for Tsitsipas, who additionally confirmed his place within the prestigious season-ending ATP Finals.

The 23-year-old sent down 12 aces to Fognini's three in the match.

Pospisil failed to capitalize on five set points in the first set, including two chances in the tiebreaker.

After a terrible initiate, Tsitsipas realized his toes in the 2d say, winning on a tie break, then went 3-1 up in the decider when Djokovic planted his forehand large on the third break level.

You can find the Daniil Medvedev v Stefanos Tsitsipas live streaming options along with its preview, head to head and tips here.

On Thursday Djokovic never faced a break point and he converted the only break point he needed in the first and second sets to notch his seventh consecutive win over the hard-serving American. At the end of the day, David Goffin fall short against the experienced player Federer who raised like a warrior in the third-round game.

U.S. Open champion Nadal is not in Shanghai because of a wrist injury.

Federer produced his best tennis at 40-0 down, rescuing himself from the brink with a series of inspired shots to force a tie-break in which he survived two more match points before levelling things up.

Tsitsipas has now beaten Djokovic twice in three matches.

A handicap line can be considered, but given Tsitsipas' propensity to play tight sets, it would be much more risky than simply the match win position on Medvedev here.

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