Zverev ends Kyle Edmund´s challenge at Shanghai Masters

Elena Summers
October 16, 2018

He is on a 17-match winning streak and is 26-1 in matches played since the start of Wimbledon.

BORNA Coric has thwarted Roger Federer's campaign for a 99th career title for the second successive meeting as the Croatian triumphed 6-4 6-4 in the semi- finals of the Shanghai Masters. He squandered a first break point by firing a forehand into the net, but claimed the advantage on his second chance when his opponent shanked an very bad forehand long.

The 13th seed came racing out the blocks to win the first three points on Federer's serve, eventually claiming the first game with his third break point.

The inaugural Davis Cup finals are slated for a week in Madrid in November 2019 as part of a revamp to the competition, but it has been contentious with players.

"It's one of the best matches I have ever played".

Federer's wife Mirka and their four children were in the arena and he said afterwards: "I'm not sure if they give me more courage fighting on court, but they were here today".

The last time the Serbian star held world No. 2 was on June 11, 2017, but after reaching the Shanghai Masters final, Djokovic will gain at least 600 points, allowing him to overtake defending champion Federer, who is set to play his semifinal match later Saturday against Croatia's Borna Coric.

A miss-hit Federer forehand gifted Coric the opening break of the second set for a 2-0 lead, before Coric pulled off an excellent lob and smashed an ace down the tee to move clear at 5-3.

Federer finished the match with 10 aces and landed an impressive 71 percent of his first serves.

One player who will not be in the quarter-finals is Juan Martin del Potro after he hobbled out of the tournament. "I did everything I meant to do on my end", Djokovic said.

Edmund will play fourth seed Alexander Zverev in the last eight, after he beat Australia's Alex de Minaur 6-1 6-4.

It's going to require that plus more to stay there.' The Basel native also spoke about what he did after the US Open.

The 31-year-old says he is back close to the kind of blistering form that has brought him 14 Grand Slams.

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