Djokovic overcomes Isner's aces in Shanghai

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have different personalities,games-Becker

The four-time Shanghai champion is fresh off the Tokyo title and he has won 14 consecutive sets since making his return to tennis after the US Open.

Nadal was not in action in Shanghai because of a wrist injury.

Roger Federer reached his quarterfinal saving five first set points to deny David Goffin 7-6 (7), 6-4.

Pospisil failed to capitalize on five set points in the first set, including two chances in the tiebreaker.

The conqueror of Djokovic, Tsitsipas, has struggled in recent months but found his form to produce a superb 3-6 7-5 6-3 victory - his second career win over Djokovic.

World number one Novak Djokovic was knocked out of the Shanghai Masters in the quarter-finals by sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.

In the semifinals, the young Greek will play the third-seeded Russian Daniil Medvedev, who was more than up to the test against Italian Fabio Fognini, coming through 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).

"I usually don't like to break racquets because it's never attractive", he said.

Roger Federer will travel to South America, Mexico and Hangzou, China, after he leaves the ATP Finals at the O2 in London to play a series of exhibition matches, but he will not play in Saudi Arabia. "I wasn't really thinking too much in the future, and I think that helped a lot".

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"I never really felt like I had the upper hand against David today", said the 20-time Grand Slam victor, who looked unusually flustered at times.

To Zverev's credit, he was soon back on the offensive and raced into a 3-0 lead in the decider, dropping only two points in the process.

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.

6-3 loss to Alexander Zverev will go down as one of the more talked-about matches of the ATP Tour season.

Djokovic talked about that he's entirely recovered from a shoulder wretchedness.

(AP Photo/Andy Wong) Novak Djokovic of Serbia waves to spectators as he leaves the court after he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in their men's singles quarterfinals match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.

"He deserved the victory", Djokovic said of Tsitsipas. "He's got one of the biggest serves of all time".

Zverev won the quarterfinal matchup, 6-3, 6-7 (7), 6-3, and this short outburst took place in the deciding set of the match.

Berrettini outlasted eighth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 7-6 (5), 6-4.

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