Novak Djokovic is bidding for a fifth Shanghai Masters title, following wins in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2018

Earth quantity just one Novak Djokovic made another significant-high-quality screen to ease earlier American John Isner in the Shanghai Masters third spherical.

Serb Djokovic, 32, did not face a break position as he received 7-five 6-3 from the large-serving sixteenth seed.

Defending champion Djokovic, who won the Japan Open up very last week, has not dropped a set in 7 matches considering that injury compelled him out of the US Open.

He faces Greek sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas or Pole Hubert Hurkacz following.

“I am quite joyful with the way I am actively playing. This is just one of the ideal serving matches I’ve played,” explained Djokovic, who won eighty five% of his support details.

Russian 3rd seed Daniil Medvedev saved five established points in the initially established right before squeezing earlier Canadian qualifier Vasek Pospisil.

The US Open up runner-up, who gained the St Petersburg Open past 7 days, gained a 7-six (nine-seven) seven-five victory to increase his document to two defeats in his previous 24 matches.

Individuals losses arrived versus Spanish entire world variety two Rafael Nadal, who is not enjoying in Shanghai, in the US Open ultimate last thirty day period and the Rogers Cup closing in August.

Medvedev, 23, will participate in tenth seed Fabio Fognini in the previous eight right after the 32-calendar year-aged Italian conquer Russian seventh seed Karen Khachanov 6-three 6-5.

Italian 11th seed Marco Berrettini progressed with a 7-6 (seven-five) 6-four gain above Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut, boosting his odds to qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals in London subsequent thirty day period.

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