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15:45  09 october  2019
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Federer, Djokovic both lose in Shanghai quarterfinals

  Federer, Djokovic both lose in Shanghai quarterfinals SHANGHAI — Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic went from perfectly unbeatable to unbelievably beaten in the quarterfinals of the Shanghai Masters. Federer and Djokovic had been a combined 13-0 in Shanghai with a spot in the semifinals on the line, but both lost Friday. Federer saved five match points in the second set but still couldn't stop fifth-seeded Alexander Zverev from winning 6-3, 6-7 (7), 6-3. Djokovic, the defending champion, lost to sixth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 3-6, 7-5, 6-3."He deserved the victory," Djokovic said of the 21-year-old Tsitsipas. "He was the better player in the second and third sets. I started well in the first set, but I wasn't sharp enough.

All three still advanced at the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday. Federer, the defending champion, beat Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in the second round despite being ''We played here last year and it was the place I got my first ATP win,'' Tsitsipas said. ''I knew today was going to be a different match.

Stefanos Tsitsipas , who last week qualified for the Next Gen ATP Finals in November, lived to fight another day on Monday when the 10th-seeded Watch Monday highlights from early play at the Rolex Shanghai Masters , fearuring Stefanos Tstisipas versus Gael Monfils and Sam Querrey versus Diego

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SHANGHAI — Sixth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-6 (3), 7-6 (3) in the Shanghai Masters second round on Wednesday for the Greek's first win in six attempts over his Canadian opponent.

The pair have met three times this season, with the other three games on the ITF Junior Circuit.

"Great. Very nice," said Tsitsipas, when asked how it felt to finally beat the 19th-ranked Auger-Aliassime. "I did things differently this time, but I prefer not to say what I did differently," he added with a smile.

Fifth-seeded Alexander Zverev also advanced to the Round of 16 with a 7-6 (13), 7-6 (3) win over French qualifier Jeremy Chardy.

Felix Auger-Aliassime, Vasek Pospisil win at Shanghai Masters

  Felix Auger-Aliassime, Vasek Pospisil win at Shanghai Masters SHANGHAI — Canadians improved to 4-0 at the Shanghai Masters after wins by Felix Auger-Aliassime and Vasek Pospisil on Tuesday. Vancouver's Pospisil won his second match in as many days and just his third match of the season following back surgery as he prevailed 6-3, 7-5 over Portugal's Joao Sousa in the second round. Montreal's Auger-Aliassime was leading qualifier Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan 7-6 (5), 4-0 when the latter player retired. Pospisil's win over the 63rd-ranked Sousa currently has him shooting up 59 spots in the rankings after starting the week at No. 248.Pospisil won 31 of 34 points when he got his first serve in, including 15 aces.

Watch highlights as Stefanos Tsitisipas beats Gael Monfils and Borna Coric beats Stan Wawrinka on Monday at the Rolex Shanghai Masters . Watch live tennis at

Shanghai Sees Continued Success Good fortune continues to shine on the Rolex Shanghai Masters . Borna Coric advances to his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final thanks to a victory against defending champion Roger Federer. Tsitsipas Plays 'Smart' To Overcome Zverev In Beijing.

Zverev, who served 21 aces, saved three set points in the first-set tiebreaker. He won that tiebreaker on his sixth set point.

"It was a great tiebreaker obviously," Zverev said. "We both served incredibly well and didn't hit a lot of second serves ... Against Jeremy I always knew it was going to be tough especially on a surface like that, which is lightning fast. I think it's the fastest surface on tour."

Chardy has now lost 11 consecutive matches against top 10 opponents dating back to when he defeated then fourth-ranked Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria at the 2018 Miami Masters.

The 16th-seeded John Isner was the only one of three Americans, beating Lucas Pouille of France 7-5, 6-3.

Taylor Fritz fell to seventh-seeded Karen Khachanov of Russia 6-2, 6-4, and Reilly Opelka lost to eighth-seeded Robert Bautista Agut of Spain 6-4, 7-5.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic and fourth-seeded Dominic Thiem were in action later Wednesday.


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Brooke Henderson hits hole in 1, leads LPGA Shanghai .
SHANGHAI — Canada's Brooke Henderson hit a hole-in-one and shot a tournament record 8-under 64 to take the lead in the second round of the Buick LPGA Shanghai on Friday. The 22-year-old native of Smiths Falls, Ont., hit her ace on the 144-yard second hole. She followed that with a bogey, but then birdied four more holes on the front nine, finishing at 11-under 133 total. The 64 tied Henderson's lowest round of the year. "I didn't see it at all,The 22-year-old native of Smiths Falls, Ont., hit her ace on the 144-yard second hole. She followed that with a bogey, but then birdied four more holes on the front nine, finishing at 11-under 133 total.

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