Federer, Djokovoic power into Shanghai Masters semis

Looking Back at the Shanghai Masters SPT_00010911

Looking Back at the Shanghai Masters SPT_00010911

Top seed and defending champion Roger Federer returned to form to beat Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-4 7-6 (4) and reach the Shanghai Masters semi-finals on Friday.

Coric was quick out of the blocks at the Qi Zhong Stadium as he broke in the opening game against the top seed and only lost five points on serve to clinch the first set in 34 minutes.

In the second set, Nisshikori recovered to fight from 1-3 behind force a tie-breaker, but the net cord gave favour to the 20-time Grand Slam victor in the decisive moment.

Djokovic did not face a break point en route to a 59-minute victory as he extended his winning streak to 17 ATP matches. This time even my family came, Mirka came here for the first time in ten years, she was really missing Shanghai I must tell you and now the kids for the first time.

Djokovic's win over Zverev and Federer's demise guaranteed he will move up from No. 3 to No. 2 in the world rankings on Monday, which has him swapping positions with Federer, but still trailing No. 1 Rafael Nadal.

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Having needed three sets to get beyond Daniil Medvedev and Roberto Bautista Agut in his last two outings, Federer appeared in danger of needing a decider again when he trailed 4-1 in the second-set tie-break.

Speaking in Shanghai, the 31-year-old Djokovic said there was "confusion" with the two competing events coming so close together and being so similar.

"It's all working and it's been a couple of flawless matches". He's bidding to win a record fourth Shanghai title this week. "But you always have to kind of pinch yourself, particularly at this stage of my career, and be grateful because in the end of the day, I did have an awesome career so far that has blessed me with a lot of great achievements".

Back in winning from the elbow surgery at the start of the season, Djokovoic now aims for his fourth title in the ATP 1000 showpiece in China.

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