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Sports Federer, Djokovic both lose in Shanghai quarterfinals

17:36  11 october  2019
17:36  11 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

Djokovic beats Soeda to reach quarterfinals at Japan Open

  Djokovic beats Soeda to reach quarterfinals at Japan Open TOKYO — Novak Djokovic reached the quarterfinals of the Japan Open on Wednesday by beating Japanese wild-card entry Go Soeda 6-3, 7-5. Djokovic, who is attempting to win a title on his tournament debut for the 10th time, hit 10 aces and saved three of four break points. "I was pleased to do it in two," Djokovic said. "He played a good match, fought very hard and made me work for my win today." Djokovic retired with a left-shoulder injury during his fourth-round match against Stan Wawrinka at the U.S. Open but showed no lingering effects in Tokyo.

SHANGHAI (AP) — Roger Federer saved five set points in the first set as he scrambled to a 7-6 (7), 6-4 He won his inaugural appearance at the Japan Open last week without losing a set. “It’s always a big challenge Djokovic will play sixth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in the quarterfinals .

SHANGHAI (AP) -- Roger Federer saved five set points in the first set as he scrambled to a 7-6 (7), 6-4 win He won his inaugural appearance at the Japan Open last week without losing a set. ''It's always a big challenge Djokovic will play sixth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in the quarterfinals .

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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."

Rafael Nadal withdraws from Shanghai with left hand injury

  Rafael Nadal withdraws from Shanghai with left hand injury SHANGHAI — The ATP said Friday that Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from next week’s Shanghai Masters due to a left hand injury. Nadal is a two-time finalist in Shanghai _ 2009 and 2017 _ and was looking to extend an 11-match winning streak. He pulled out of his final match at the Laver Cup with a left wrist injury two weeks ago. He has also won 28 of his last 29 matches, a run that includes his fourth U.S. Open title and 12th Roland Garros championship in addition to Masters 1000 crowns in Montreal and Rome.Defending Shanghai champion Novak Djokovic will have an opportunity to close the gap on Nadal in the battle to finish as the year-end No. 1.

SHANGHAI (AP) — Roger Federer was stretched to three sets for a second consecutive match to Federer will play eighth-seeded Kei Nishikori, a finalist in Tokyo last week, in the quarterfinals . The second set was perfect, really." Since Djokovic lost that French Open match to Cecchinato, he's won

Djokovic , who arrived in Shanghai after winning the Japan Open in Tokyo over the weekend without losing a set, did not drop serve in the 75-minute encounter and clinically took both of his break-point opportunities against the big-serving American. Those breaks came in a commanding period where

Djokovic had been 8-0 in quarterfinal matches at the Shanghai Masters, and won four titles. Federer had been 5-0.

Federer received a code violation for hitting a ball into the stands, and then received a point penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct after flicking a ball into the air when trailing 3-0 in the third set.

The 22-year-old Zverev now leads Federer 4-3 in career meetings.

Until Friday's match, Djokovic had won 24 straight sets in Asia, a run that included last year's Shanghai Masters and the title in Tokyo last week.

Tsitsipas has now beaten Djokovic twice in three matches. The Greek player defeated Djokovic in their first meeting at the 2018 Toronto tournament and Djokovic won their match in Madrid this season.

"It's the best comeback that I have ever had probably," Tsitsipas said of Friday's victory.

Djokovic overpowers Goffin to reach Japan Open final

  Djokovic overpowers Goffin to reach Japan Open final TOKYO — Novak Djokovic continued his dominant run at the Japan Open, overpowering third-seeded David Goffin in straight sets on Saturday to reach his fifth final this season. Competing in the Japanese capital for the first time, Djokovic beat Goffin 6-3, 6-4 to set up a final with Australian qualifier John Millman, who beat Reilly Opelka 6-3, 7-6 (4). Djokovic got off to a strong start, breaking Goffin in the second game of the first set. "ICompeting in the Japanese capital for the first time, Djokovic beat Goffin 6-3, 6-4 to set up a final with Australian qualifier John Millman, who beat Reilly Opelka 6-3, 7-6 (4).

SHANGHAI (AP) — John Isner served his 1,000th ace of the season but it wasn’t enough to stop defending champion Novak Djokovic from moving into the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals with a 7-5, 6-3 win on He won his inaugural appearance at the Japan Open last week without losing a set.

SHANGHAI (AP) -- Roger Federer was stretched to three sets for a second consecutive match to reach the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals on Thursday. Since Djokovic lost that French Open match to Cecchinato, he's won 28 of his 30 matches. The Serb is on a 15-match winning streak, which includes

Tsitsipas also earned a place at the year-end ATP Finals for the first time on Friday. But that was guaranteed when third-seeded Daniil Medvedev beat Fabio Fognini 6-3, 7-6 (4) in another quarterfinal match.

Medvedev, who will face Tsitsipas in Saturday's semifinals, is one match away from reaching a sixth consecutive tournament final. He reached his first Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open, and then won titles in Cincinnati and St. Petersburg.

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Medvedev leads the tour with 57 match wins this season and is 40-1 on hard courts when winning the first set. The only time he lost a hard-court match after winning the first set was against Gael Monfils in Rotterdam.

Prior to Friday's match, Fognini said Medvedev was one of the most dangerous players to face.

"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. "Surely, yeah, that's what I tried to show today on the match and it worked out."

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Sandra Harwitt, The Associated Press

Canadian Denis Shapovalov rolls into semis at Stockholm Open .
STOCKHOLM — Canada's Denis Shapovalov is heading to the semifinals at the Stockholm Open. The fourth-seeded Shapovalov crushed German qualifier Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 6-0, 6-3 in quarterfinal action at the ATP Tour 250 event on Friday. The 20-year-old Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ont., finished off Stebe in just under 49 minutes. The Canadian won 21 of 22 points when he got his first serve in, good for a 95 per-cent clip. Stebe, ranked 213th in the world, was only at 57 per cent (13-of-23) in the same stat.Shapovalov, ranked 34th in the world, never faced a break point.

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