Novak Djokovic dealt stunning blow at Shanghai Masters

Novak Djokovic dealt stunning blow at Shanghai Masters

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.

"I start to feel different, even if I try to stay the same", said Medvedev, who added that other players "start to talk to you differently".

Roger Federer conceded he had more than his fair share of good fortune in his Shanghai Masters win over David Goffin. "He's got the big serve, he's got the height and he uses angles very well", said Djokovic. He reached his first Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open, and then won titles in Cincinnati and St. Petersburg.

Medvedev - another of the next generation - sent down 12 aces to help see off Fognini and said: "I don't know what happened, my serve was crushing it".

Some people on social media have mentioned Tsitsipas" "clutch' ability and if such a phenomenon exists, it was on display against the improving Polish man, given that Tsitsipas saved four of his five break points, and converted one of his two - plus won the final set tiebreak.

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The 21-year-old has now defeated all the "Big Three" this year - Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal - and faces another major talent in his Saturday semi-final against 23-year-old Daniil Medvedev. When, at 5-3 up, the Serbian took a 40:0 lead on Shapovalov's serve it seemed inevitable he would take one of the three available match points.

The young Greek, struggling in recent months after a stellar start to the season, was superb on Friday in a 3-6 7-5 6-3 victory in just over two hours, claiming a second career win over Djokovic.

"I never really felt like I had the upper hand over David today, I thought he did a really good job".

Fourth-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria beat No. 15 Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3, 6-4 and next faces 11th-seeded Matteo Berrettini.

Zverev beat Andrey Rublev of Russian Federation 6-0, 7-6 (4) in the final match of the night.