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Sport Rafael Nadal set to recapture world No 1 spot following Novak Djokovic's shock quarter-final defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas at Shanghai Masters

04:20  12 october  2019
04:20  12 october  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Murray gets favourable draw, Federer faces test in Shanghai

  Murray gets favourable draw, Federer faces test in Shanghai A wildcard at the Shanghai Masters, Andy Murray was given a favourable draw at the ATP 1000 tournament.Murray, continuing his comeback after hip surgery, accepted a wildcard into the ATP 1000 tournament, and the Brit will meet a qualifier in his opener.

Stefanos Tsitsipas stunned Novak Djokovic with a 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 win at the Shanghai Masters . Stefanos Tsitsipas has beaten the best player in the world to reach the Shanghai Masters In the fourth game of the deciding set Tsitsipas stormed into a 0-40 lead. The world No 1 defended the

Stefanos Tsitsipas says he never dreamed he could beat Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the same season. The 21-year-old Greek star knocked world No 1 Novak Djokovic out of the Shanghai Masters this morning with a stunning three- set victory.

a man in a blue shirt holding his racket: Rafael Nadal will recapture the world No 1 spot following Novak Djokovic's shock defeat © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Rafael Nadal will recapture the world No 1 spot following Novak Djokovic's shock defeat

Rafael Nadal has been absent from the Shanghai Masters but is guaranteed to recapture the world No 1 spot next month after Novak Djokovic went down to a shock quarter final defeat in China.

The 32-year-old Serb, who had looked to be back on his best form, was defeated 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 by 21-year-old Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas on Friday.

a man holding a racket: Djokovic was beaten 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 by Stefanos Tsitspias at the Shanghai Masters in China © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Djokovic was beaten 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 by Stefanos Tsitspias at the Shanghai Masters in China

It means that Nadal, back in Europe with a sore wrist and due to be married, is mathematically assured of regaining the top position on November 4, regardless of what happens in the Paris Masters that takes place the previous week.

Djokovic targets Olympic glory after Tokyo triumph

  Djokovic targets Olympic glory after Tokyo triumph Novak Djokovic landed the Japan Open title on his first playing visit to Tokyo, and he is hoping for 2020 Olympic glory in Japan's capital.The world number one cruised to a 6-3 6-2 victory in Tokyo as he secured a 76th career singles tournament win.

Stefanos Tsitsipas will join Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal , Novak Djokovic , Daniil Medvedev and Dominic Thiem at the ATP Finals . The 21-year-old was told of his qualification during an interview at the Shanghai Masters and his reaction was of sheer stock and joy. Tsitsipas had beaten world No 1

Rafael Nadal inspired by Novak Djokovic Wimbledon defeat in Rogers Cup. However, the world No 1 took the second set to a tie-break which he then won 7-4, completing victory and Until last night, Nadal was in the draw for the Cincinnati Masters which starts today, but released a statement

Roger Federer also went down to a younger player in Shanghai when he suffered an ill-tempered 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 loss to Alex Zverev. Federer was given a point penalty for twice smacking the ball into the crowd in frustration.

Novak Djokovic holding a racket on a court: Djokovic's quarter-final exit was a shock after he'd appeared to recapture his best form © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Djokovic's quarter-final exit was a shock after he'd appeared to recapture his best form

British No 2 Heather Watson confirmed her best week of a forgettable season when she made the semi-final of the WTA Tianjin Open, also in China, when she beat Poland's Magda Linette 7-5, 6-7, 7-6. The win ought to take her back inside the top 100 and secure her a place in the main draw of the Australian Open next year.

Dan Evans, who will officially become the British men's No 1 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.

Djokovic downs Shapovalov to reach Shanghai third round

  Djokovic downs Shapovalov to reach Shanghai third round A fifth Shanghai Masters title is on the agenda for Novak Djokovic, who eased past Denis Shapovalov to reach the last 16.The reigning champion set up a last-16 clash with John Isner following a commanding display during which he dropped just one point on serve in the first set.

Rafael Nadal set to recapture world No 1 spot following Novak Djokovic ' s shock quarter - final defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas at Rolex Shanghai Masters . Chelsea suffer injury BLOW as N'Golo Kante pulls out of France friendly after picking up muscle injury in warm-up prior to Euro 2020 qualifier

Paris: Rafael Nadal will be crowned as the year-end World No 1 if he wins his first match at this week' s Paris Masters , after Roger Federer withdrew from the tournament. The two old rivals have both had stunning seasons, returning to form and fitness with two Grand Slam titles each.

Edmund has been given a late wildcard into the qualifying event of next week's European Open in Antwerp, where he is the defending champion. He hopes to join Andy Murray and Cam Norrie in the main draw there.

Gallery - Tennis: Men's singles players who have held the No. 1 ranking in ATP Tour history (USA TODAY SPORTS)

Ilie Nastase, Stefan Edberg, Gustavo Kuerten, Björn Borg, Jim Courier standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: Some of the men who have held the top spot in singles since the inception of the ATP Tour's rankings on August 23, 1973. Scroll through to see every player and how many weeks each one spent at No. 1.

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Zverev stunned by Fritz, winning starts for Tsitsipas & Thiem .
Taylor Fritz claimed the biggest win of his career by ranking, defeating the previously in-form Alexander Zverev.Zverev had been in tremendous form since a disappointing fourth-round exit at the US Open, reaching the semi-finals of the China Open and the final of the Shanghai Masters.

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