Zverev knocks out Federer in Shanghai Masters Quarterfinals

Del Potro 'Roger Federer Rafael Nadal Djokovic made me a better player'

Del Potro 'Roger Federer Rafael Nadal Djokovic made me a better player'

"But it's true that sometimes it maybe can help to get some emotions out and get also the stress out".

"It's something I could never have dreamed of", the World No 4 said of his sixth final on the trot.

Medvedev said of Fognini's remark: "If some top players like Fabio can say this about me, it shows that I'm on the (right track), I'm playing (well) and it's not easy to play against me".

Medvedev, whose run was described by 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer as "crazy", won 84 per cent and 67 per cent of his first and second serve points respectively while Tsitsipas won 82 and 44 per cent.

Zverev, meanwhile, followed up his quarter-final win over Roger Federer with a more straightforward last-four triumph over Matteo Berrettini.

Despite the outcome, Federer didn't feel in control of their round-of-16 match.

The first set was the 11th straight tiebreak Medvedev has won, and he said: "It just means that I'm really good in crucial moments and that's why I'm also winning matches".

Zverev boosted his hopes of reaching the ATP Finals by reaching his first championship match since May and a first Masters final of 2019.

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Federer will play fifth-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany on Friday in the quarterfinals. He stormed back to win the last two sets, 7-5, 6-3. The German served for the match at 5-3 in the second set, but couldn't nail down the victory until the tiebreaker.

Third seed Daniil Medvedev flexed his muscles on Saturday to reach a final for the sixth consecutive time at the Shanghai Masters. Isner's nine aces against Djokovic took him to 1,007 for the year.

The Greek Tsitsipas dumped out reigning champion Djokovic, who until that point had looked imperious in Shanghai and did not drop a set in winning the Tokyo title last week.

For the first time since the tournament's inaugural edition in 2009, none of the "Big Four" - Djokovic, Rafa Nadal, Federer and Andy Murray - are in contention for the trophy.

Dan Evans, who will officially become the British men's number one next week, is to link up with former coach Mark Hilton after he recently left the employment of Kyle Edmund the man Evans has usurped.

The US Open finalist from Russian Federation plays Alexander Zverev of Germany or Italy's Matteo Berrettini in Sunday's decider as the next generation takes centre stage in China.

The US Open finalist defeated fellow rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 7-6 (7/5), 7-5.

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