Published: Fri, October 11, 2019
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Djokovic denies Denis in Shanghai, Félix falls to Tsitsipas

Djokovic denies Denis in Shanghai, Félix falls to Tsitsipas

"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. It was really him that was able to, I don't want to say dictate play, but I think he was very clear in his shot selection, when to do what also in terms of the scoreline.

Tsitsipas served successfully for the match at 5-3, which finished Djokovic's campaign for a fifth Shanghai title and 34th at Masters level.

"I didn't have any breakpoints for two sets".

Medvedev is in scintillating form, having reached a staggering eight finals this year including at the US Open.

The Canadian, who had dismissed the United States' Frances Tiafoe 6-4, 6-2 in the first round, was hoping to go one better than his compatriot Félix Auger-Aliassime, who had fallen to an agonizing 7-6 (3), 7-6 (3) defeat to former junior rival Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece earlier in the day.


Meanwhile, Roger Federer saved five set points in the first set as he scrambled to a 7-6 (7), 6-4 win over 13th-seeded David Goffin and advanced to the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals. When, at 5-3 up, the Serbian took a 40:0 lead on Shapovalov's serve it seemed inevitable he would take one of the three available match points. The 21-year-old Greek defeated Djokovic in their first meeting at the 2018 Toronto tournament and Djokovic won their match in Madrid this season. The German served for the match at 5-3 in the second set, but couldn't nail down the victory until the tiebreaker. "I thought he took really a lot of good decisions, and he was super fast on his feet today, which I think made it really hard for me to get my freebies and winners off the baseline".

Zverev beat Andrey Rublev of Russian Federation 6-0, 7-6 (4) in the final match of the night.

"It is always a big challenge returning the serve of Isner", he said.

Berrettini outlasted eighth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 7-6 (5), 6-4.

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