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Federer fires to join Djokovic in Shanghai semis

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Zverev, now under the tutelage of Ivan Lendl, said he is pleased with his overall progress, even if a maiden Grand Slam remains elusive.“I think every year you feel more mature. Every year you spend on tour, you feel kind of different,” he said.“Last year was the first time I kind of broke through to the top 10 and was a top-five player.“It’s always easier to get there — but then staying there is always the tougher part.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Usain Bolt scores 2 goals in first A-League trial start Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img The 31-year-old from Serbia is in blistering form, winning Wimbledon, the Cincinnati Masters and US Open in recent months, after having elbow surgery in February.The second seed is desperate to grab injured Rafael Nadal’s year-end number one ranking.Djokovic and Zverev met on clay in the final of the Rome Masters in May last year, the 21-year-old German winning 6-4, 6-3.Djokovic, who endured a turbulent last season with injury and off-court issues, said they were “both different players” now.“I wasn’t — I feel like — playing as well as I’m playing today,” he warned.“But also he has improved a lot and he has established himself as a top player.“It’s going to be definitely a close match.”Touted as a potential future multiple Grand Slam winner, fourth seed Zverev eased past Kyle Edmund to reach his first Shanghai semi-final.The 6-4, 6-4 victory over the 11th-seeded Briton seals Zverev’s place in the season-ending ATP Finals in London next month, which bring together the top eight men.The top four players in the world — Nadal, Federer, Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro — had already qualified for London. Zverev is ranked fifth. Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts after winning against Kei Nishikori of Japan during their men’s singles quarter-final match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)Roger Federer blazed into the Shanghai Masters semi-finals with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) victory over Kei Nishikori as the Swiss great’s title defense belatedly caught fire on Friday.The 20-time Grand Slam champion and top seed will meet 13th seed Borna Coric on Saturday after the Croatian defeated unseeded Australian Matthew Ebden 7-5, 6-4.ADVERTISEMENT “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.“I knew I had to step it up too, and I was able to do it, so it’s a good feeling to have, no doubt about it.”– Djokovic wary of Zverev –Djokovic said that he was relishing facing “top player” Zverev after the 14-time Grand Slam champion beat Kevin Anderson 7-6 (7/1), 6-3.Djokovic saved set point in the opener before taking control of the tie break and the second set to dump out the South African seventh seed.ADVERTISEMENT The other semi-final tees up Novak Djokovic against young German star Alexander Zverev, just the second time they will have met.The 37-year-old Federer was forced to battle through the first two matches of his title defence, first to Daniil Medvedev and then Roberto Bautista Agut.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBut 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 a second-set tie break.Federer had to play catch-up in the tie break and said afterwards that he was relieved to avoid another three-setter. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ View commentslast_img read more