Djokovic dominates Zverev to reach Shanghai Masters final

Federer and Djokovic advance to Shanghai semis

Earlier in the day, second seeded Djokovoic beat Kevin Anderson of South Afica 7-6 (1), 6-3 in the rematch of the 2018 Wibledon final. But even in defeat, both Federer and Zverev have qualified for the season-ending ATP Finals, featuring the world's top eight players on November 11 in London. "It's going to be definitely a close match".

He put Nishikori under the cosh immediately, breaking the eighth seed in the first game of both sets, though the Japanese did well to recover and force the second-set tie break.

The 21-year-old got his second straight win over Federer, having beaten the Swiss to lift the Halle title in June.

Federer had to play catch-up in the tie break and said afterwards that he was relieved to avoid another three-setter.

"He had more punch on the ball".

Zverev has been suffering with a cold but ratcheted up the pressure to grab the all-important break of serve in the ninth game before closing out the match against de Minaur.

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A sublime backhand pass followed by a forehand victor sealed a break to love for Zverev in the fifth game of the second set, and he duly wrapped up victory with minimal fuss.

Djokovic did not face a break point en route to a 59-minute victory as he extended his winning streak to 17 ATP matches.

"Being number two after this tournament is also a great achievement, considering the first four, five months of the year and considering I had the [elbow] surgery", said 14-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic.

"I saw Kei was playing extremely aggressive, especially towards the end of the second set", said the Swiss world number two, who has been content with his form this week despite being pushed to three sets in his other two matches.

Djokovic is targeting his 72nd career title here on Sunday.

He is backing instead of the rival ATP World Team Cup, set to take place weeks later at the start of the 2020 season in Australia.

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