Shanghai Masters tennis: Medvedev continues dream run, reaches final after beating Tsitsipas

Shanghai Masters: Novak Djokovic beaten by Stefanos Tsitsipas in quarter-finals

Shanghai Masters: Novak Djokovic beaten by Stefanos Tsitsipas in quarter-finals

Djokovic, Nadal, Federer, Medvedev, Thiem and Tsitsipas have booked their places for the ATP Finals, with two spots still up for grabs for the tournament in London.

Those crucial moments included facing three break points at 4-4 in the first set and losing the game while serving for the match the first time.

Medvedev has won a tour-best 58 matches this season, 43 in straight sets.

Zverev, who will seek a 4th Masters title, has won all four meetings with Medvedev.

Sadly for us, having sided with Federer on the game handicap, he was also deservedly beaten by a lower ranked player with Alexander Zverev generating eight break point chances on Federer's serve, converting four, en route to his own 2-1 victory.

Tsitsipas had accounted for world No.1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic in thre sets in Friday's quarter-finals.

"I don't know if I'm going to be able to beat him the next time or the time after that one, but I know there's going to be a time where I'm going to find opportunities and beat him". "I hope it's just going to be a good match tomorrow".

Zverev leads an imposing 4-0 head-to-head record with Daniil Medvedev, all of which were played on hard courts, but the he has not faced the world number four since the Rogers Cup a year ago and Medvedev is a wholly different proposition now.

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A dramatic day of tennis in Shanghai saw Roger Federer receive a rare point penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct as he went down to a three-set defeat at the hands of Germany's Alexander Zverev.

The 38-year-old Federer is third in the world, while Nadal and Djokovic divvied up all four Grand Slams between them this year. This is the final the tennis world didn't know it needed, with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer out at the quarter-final stage, as these players represent the best of a quickly improving group of young challengers to the top order.

It's a mark of how their two levels have become considerably closer that in that match in 2018, Zverev was priced around the [1.15] mark pre-match, a rather large difference to the current market pricing.

In an interview with AFP last month in Zhuhai, southern China, the world number seven gave an insight into the mindset which propelled him to those victories.

"He had the high-quality tennis and he played well after his serve".

He will play Daniil Medvedev in the semi-finals after the Russian defeated Fabio Fognini 6-3 7-6 (7-4).

With Rafael Nadal absent from the tournament with a wrist injury, none of the vaunted "Big Three" will win the title on Sunday.

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