Djokovic dominates Zverev to reach Shanghai Masters final

Kyle Edmund

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.

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.

Related News:

  • Avalanche kills 9 climbers on Mount Gurja in Nepal

    Avalanche kills 9 climbers on Mount Gurja in Nepal

    Relatives and friends broke down in tears as the bodies were carried out from the choppers after they landed outside a hospital in Kathmandu .
    Knicks officially waive Joakim Noah, still owe former All-Star $38 million

    Knicks officially waive Joakim Noah, still owe former All-Star $38 million

    Noah, the 2013-14 NBA Defensive Player of the Year, will become an unrestricted free agent after clearing waivers next week. Along with the injuries, he also beefed with then-head coach Jeff Hornacek, and was essentially exiled from the team.
    How Jurgen Klopp addressed his Liverpool players for the first time

    How Jurgen Klopp addressed his Liverpool players for the first time

    After starting the season with seven straight victories, Liverpool have now failed to win any of their past four matches. However, Guardiola admitted his plan for a slower tempo to stop Liverpool springing onto the counter-attack had worked.
  • Manchester United set to move for Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey

    Manchester United set to move for Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey

    Arsenal fans were far from impressed after sitting down to watch contract rebel Aaron Ramsey in action during the worldwide break. Asked if he would give Ramsey a new deal in the circumstances, Wenger replied: 'We tried that before and it still can happen'.
    Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl's resignation

    Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl's resignation

    This development leaves Cardinal Wuerl the biggest name within the Catholic Church to resign over a growing sexual abuse scandal. Wuerl was appointed to his role in Washington by Pope Benedict XVI in 2006, according to the National Catholic Reporter .
    Saudi threatens to retaliate against any sanctions over Khashoggi disappearance

    Saudi threatens to retaliate against any sanctions over Khashoggi disappearance

    Saudi Arabia firmly denies any involvement in his disappearance and says Khashoggi left the consulate that afternoon. He mysteriously vanished more than a week ago, and was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Ariana Grande Pete Davidson Break Up, Call Off Engagement, Split

    Ariana Grande Pete Davidson Break Up, Call Off Engagement, Split

    TMZ first reported that the 25-year-old pop star and the 24-year-old Saturday Night Live star called it quits over the weekend. From getting tattoos dedicated to each other, to adopting a pet pig - Davidson and Grande seemed like they were all in.
    Creative genius Kanye West's iPhone passcode is 000000

    Creative genius Kanye West's iPhone passcode is 000000

    The two men were getting ready for lunch with National Football League great Jim Brown , Ivanka Trump , and Jared Kushner . West said he made the hat in his speech, and photos from the Trump meeting show him wearing the revised hat and grinning.
    Turkish prosecutor seeks 10-year jail term for U.S.  pastor

    Turkish prosecutor seeks 10-year jail term for U.S. pastor

    He is one of thousands caught up in a Turkish government crackdown following a failed 2016 coup against the Turkish government. He was transferred to house arrest in July because of poor health, but US officials had expected him to be freed at that time.
  • Man Utd boss Mourinho actively consider re-signing Ibrahimovic

    Man Utd boss Mourinho actively consider re-signing Ibrahimovic

    And according to a report from Mundo Deportivo , there's a very good reason why nothing likely will. I think they've got the right man who can handle that sort of situation".
    Astronauts safe after failed rocket launch, emergency bail-out

    Astronauts safe after failed rocket launch, emergency bail-out

    Officials are also investigating the odd hole recently found in a Soyuz spacecraft aboard the International Space Station . He didn't say if he suspected any of the current crew of three Americans, two Russians and a German aboard the station.
    'Changed Forever': Florida Panhandle devastated by Michael

    'Changed Forever': Florida Panhandle devastated by Michael

    Emergency officials in SC are reporting no injuries or deaths so far as Tropical Storm Michael moves across the state. Patients were evacuated from damaged hospitals and nursing homes in Panama City, a town with a population of 35,000.


Most liked

Sears To File For Federal Bankruptcy Today
Formed in 1886 by railroad station agent Richard Sears, the company started as a watch business in North Redwood, Minnesota. He's explored using his hedge fund to buy the store's Kenmore and Sears home improvement businesses.

Messages might brick your PlayStation 4
The bug, in some instances, has been used during matches to cause the opposing team to crash and be unable to complete a match. Before we go any further: To set you PlayStation account to private, fire up your console and head to the Settings menu.

Samsung's mobile boss confirms new details for the long-awaited foldable Galaxy F
The big release in 2019 for Samsung will remain the Samsung Galaxy S10, as we expected - but there's something else going on. It is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 660 chipset , having four cores clocked at 2.2GHz and four cores clocked at 1.8GHz.

Hurricane Michael brings 'unimaginable destruction' to Florida
As of 11:00, Michael was centred about 60km south of Charlotte, North Carolina, with winds of 85km/h. In North Carolina's mountains, motorists had to be rescued Thursday from cars trapped by high water.

US Calls for "Transparent" Saudi Probe into Journalist’s Disappearance
Mr Trump also says he has reached out to Mr Khashoggi's fiance, Hatice Cengiz, and invited her to the Oval Office. Other members included alleged Saudi intelligence officers and special forces troops, Turkish media said.

Buckingham Palace shares Princess Eugenie's official wedding photos
George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, feature images of the couple's immediate families and bridal party . The caped back is held together with gorgeous embroidered replicas of the White Rose of York.

Mnuchin: Trump respects Fed but likes low interest rates
Even worker wages are finally showing signs of life after idling for most of the recovery that followed the housing crash. Third-quarter S&P 500 earnings are projected to soar by 20%. "I think the fundamentals are still very strong".

Thousands march in Chicago to encourage voting in midterms
Men divide about evenly on both, while women disapprove of the confirmation by 58-35 percent and of the committee's work by 56-38 percent.

Pacific Northwest gas prices could spike after pipeline explosion
There are no reports of injuries, he said. "So far, we're OK-the weather being so nice", Dennis Hougham, another resident, said. In an earlier news release, Enbridge said it is working with other companies to find alternate supplies of gas to meet demand.

England rue Rashford misses in Croatia stalemate
They have been great in training - good, humble and they just want to work hard and that is what we want. Much of that was to do with England's industry and always playing on the front foot.

Death toll from Hurricane Michael reaches 6
As of Thursday morning, the storm was centered about 40 miles west-northwest of Columbia, South Carolina, and is headed northeast. A Panhandle man was killed by a tree that toppled on a home, Gadsden County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Anglie Hightower said.

This Bollywood actor cancelled ‘Housefull 4’ shooting amid Sexual harassment allegations
Then I realised, why should I let go of an opportunity because a man can't keep his d**k in his trousers . The filmmaker has denied the allegations, called them "a fashion to malign anyone".

Washington Cardinal Wuerl apologizes to faithful
Wuerl had submitted his resignation to Francis almost three years ago, when he turned 75, the normal retirement age for bishops. Those factors led to calls for Cardinal Wuerl's resignation and demonstrations outside of his Washington residence.

Yet another royal wedding: 5 memorable moments from Princess Eugenie’s big day
The stunning royal looked radiant in her elegant gown by Peter Pilotto as she emerged from St George's Chapel after the ceremony. The one notable absence will be the Duchess of Cornwall, who is attending a longstanding engagement at a Scottish school.

Ferrari chief fumes when asked about Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen incident
Briatore acknowledged, however, that Ferrari also "made a lot of strategy mistakes in the last three or four races". Despite the sudden turnaround Vettel says the team is still operating with a positive mindset.