Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer knocked out of Shanghai Masters

Paola Ditto
Ottobre 12, 2019

"But I want to keep the momentum going and hope I can make it to seven or eight".

The seventh-ranked Tsitsipas, who dumped out defending champion Djokovic in three sets on Friday, said that Medvedev's formidable serve had been the difference.

"Making six finals in a row, including three Masters 1000s and one Grand Slam, is something I could never dream of", Medvedev said.

A handicap line can be considered, but given Tsitsipas' propensity to play tight sets, it would be much more risky than simply the match win position on Medvedev here.

Zverev, who has burst into life after a hard season, missed five match points in the second set, with Federer finding some magic to recover from 40-0 at 6-5 and then saving two more match points in the tie-break.

Seeking a fourth career Masters title, he has met Medvedev four times before and won on every occasion.

"Having good rivalries also within each other, which I think is important for them to improve as players".

The second seed saved five set points in the opening set against Belgium's Goffin on his way to a 7-6 (7), 6-4 victory. Federer was competing in his first match since the Laver Cup.

Shanghai - Defeats for Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic mean that the victor of the Shanghai Masters will be aged 23 or under - more proof that the next generation of men's tennis stars is closing in.

Roger Federer, who was handed a point penalty during his quarterfinal loss to Alexander "Sascha" Zverev in the Rolex Shanghai Masters, took on chair umpire Nacho Forcadell in the third set when trailing 0-3.

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 victor after winner. 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. He won his inaugural appearance at the Japan Open last week without losing a set.

Earlier in the week, before his title assault turned sour, the Swiss said that he had noticed "big improvements" in the performances of the next generation.

Zverev needed just 68 minutes to defeat Italian opponent Berrettini 6-3, 6-4 in the day's second semi-final.

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

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