Shanghai Masters: Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer knocked out in quarter-finals

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Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer have been knocked out of the Shanghai Masters in the quarter-finals. World number one and defending champion Djokovic was beaten by sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, who came from a set down to win 3-6 7-5 6-3.

Alexander Zverev beat second seed Federer 6-3 6-7 (7-9) 6-3. Tsitsipas will play Daniil Medvedev – who defeated Fabio Fognini – in the semi-finals while Zverev will face Matteo Berrettini. Italy’s Berrettini beat Dominic Thiem, of Austria, 7-6 (10-8) 6-4.

Greek 21-year-old Tsitsipas lost the opening three games in seven minutes to Djokovic, a four-time champion in Shanghai.”It’s the best comeback that I have ever had probably,” he said. “It was a very difficult victory mentally too. I wasn’t really thinking that long term that I have to win two sets.”

Victory confirms Tsitsipas’ debut at next month’s ATP Finals in London and also marks the first time he has recorded a win over the current world number one.

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