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14:15  11 october  2019
14:15  11 october  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

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Djokovic did not drop a set on his way to the 2018 Shanghai Masters title. World number one Novak Djokovic continued his fine form with a straight-set Victory moved Tsitsipas closer to qualifying for the ATP Finals in London next month, while German fifth seed Alexander Zverev - another still hoping

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An inspired Stefanos Tsitsipas came from a set down to end Novak Djokovic's reign as Shanghai Masters champion and reach the semi-finals after qualifying for the ATP Finals.

Daniil Medvedev's 6-3 7-6 (7-4) victory over Fabio Fognini sealed Tsitsipas' spot in the season-ending tournament in London for the first time and the 21-year-old capped a memorable Friday by beating Djokovic 3-6 7-5 6-3.

The sixth seed won his first encounter with the world number one at the Rogers Cup last year and gained revenge for a defeat in their second meeting in Madrid this season, having also beaten Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in 2019.

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Wednesday's match continued Djokovic 's dominance in the tournament, which he won last year without dropping a No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece also needed a pair of tiebreakers to top Canadian Felix --Field Level Media. No. 1 Djokovic gets past Shapovalov in Shanghai . Add a Comment.

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Four-time champion Djokovic was denied back-to-back titles after his Japan Open Tennis Championships triumph last weekend as Tsitsipas struck 34 winners in a pulsating quarter-final in Shanghai, setting up a last-four contest with Medvedev. 

Djokovic was 3-0 up after only seven minutes in a blistering start and lost just one point in his first three service games.

Tsitsipas had a first break-point opportunity in the seventh game, but the 16-time grand slam champion prevented the world number seven from getting back on serve and took the opening set in just over half an hour.

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Tennis - Shanghai Masters - Men's Singles - Shanghai , China - October 9, 2019 - Novak Djokovic of Wednesday’s match continued Djokovic ’s dominance in the tournament, which he won last year without No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece also needed a pair of tiebreakers to top Canadian Felix

Djokovic got himself out of trouble to level at 3-3 in the second set after drilling a forehand long to gift his opponent a couple of break points.

Stefanos Tsitsipas hitting a ball with a racket: Shanghai Masters semi-finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas © Getty Images Shanghai Masters semi-finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas

Tsitsipas, runner-up at the China Open last week, continued to put the Serbian under pressure, though, and got the elusive break to level the match as he continued to unleash winner after winner.

One of 26 unforced errors from Djokovic gave Tsitsipas, who produced an array of searing backhand and forehand winners, three break points and he grasped the opportunity to take a 3-1 lead in the third before going on to seal his place in the penultimate round.

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