Kyle Edmund reaches Shanghai Masters quarter-finals

In-form Nikoloz Basilashvili ready for Alexander Zverev challenge

In-form Nikoloz Basilashvili ready for Alexander Zverev challenge

During his 2nd round match against Nikoloz Basilashvili at the ATP Shanghai Masters on Wednesday, he saw many such moments.

Zverev will face 11th seed Kyle Edmund in the last eight after the Briton defeated Chile's Nicolas Jarry 7-6 (7/5), 6-3.

After smashing a backhand victor in the first set, Zverev raised his fist and roared - terrifying the nearby ballkid, who was jolted backwards and popped out his eyes while the German approached.

The fourth-seeded Zverev was also struggling with a cold, but he beat Nicoloz Basilashvili 7-5, 6-4. I played him twice this year-once was a very tough match in Davis Cup, which went to a very long five sets, (and) the other one was in the Washington final where I played great.

"I played a solid match. Probably the hardest-hitting player I have ever played against".

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The 14-time grand slam champion, who won the Wimbledon and US Open titles this year, had his run at the French Open stopped by Cecchinato in a shock quarter-final defeat in June.

He'll now take on the victor of the late match between Juan Martin del Potro and Borna Coric for a spot in the last four.

In an interview, Swiss Tennis legend Roger Federer had said that the ball boys and ball girls need to be respected by players. If I have a good night today and I have a good recovery tomorrow morning, maybe I will feel a little bit better for tomorrow night and play better than today.

Zverev said that Basilashvili, who is up to a career-high ranking of 23, "knows how to play, definitely".

Zverev is playing in Shanghai without his coach, Ivan Lendl, who was in Beijing last week.

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