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Medvedev "took off" from the "masters" in Shanghai

14 October, 2018, 05:34 | Author: Candice Daniels
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"I know that this is where I could be playing a lot of tennis, depending on how I play".

Torrential downpours delayed the start of play by more than four hours and the world number 13 did not come out on court until 10.21pm, but said she had remained focused on the game during the extended build-up.

Federer, who was uncharacteristically flustered at times, said he was pleased with his performance, but admitted it had been a nervy one.

Imperious Novak Djokovic declared that he was "a completely different player" from the first half of this year after he beat France's Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 7-5 to roll into the Shanghai Masters third round on Tuesday night.

Third-seeded Del Potro, who has been playing with a cold throughout the week, was playing Borna Coric when he fell near the end of the first set.

Federer was made to work hard for his 6-3 2-6 6-4 win against Roberto Bautista Agut to make it eight wins in a row against the Spaniard.

"It was the same length, actually, as all three of my matches went the same length basically, an hour and 52 (minutes)", Federer said. But I think I played with all my strength in the important moment of the match.

Zverev will qualify for the season-ending tournament in London if he reaches the semi-finals this week and he remains on course to do just that after seeing off Basilashvili 7-5 6-4. "I played every single point as if there was no tomorrow".

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He is oozing confidence as was evident from a radio transmission during Friday's second practice session in Suzuka. It was meant to be the year Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel were finally going to go head to head.

"I would love to feel better", he added.

But the world number three exploded back to life mid-season, winning Wimbledon, the Cincinnati Masters and US Open. I did everything that I needed to win.

The Frenchman saved the first match point with a brilliant serve and volley but after he failed to force a tie-break, a long forehand gave Djokovic passage to the second round, where he will meet Marco Cecchinato or Hyeon Chung.

He moves on to face Anderson, who neutralised the threat of Greek young gun Stefanos Tsitsipas with aplomb to wrap up a 6-4, 7-6 (7/1) victory.

From there, he served out the match with confidence to complete a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 victory and set up a quarter-final meeting with Kei Nishikori.

Djokovic will play South Africa's seventh seed Kevin Anderson and said he was arrowing in on Rafael Nadal's top ranking.

Rising star Zverev was similarly emphatic as he brushed aside Australia's new number one, teenager Alex de Minaur, 6-1, 6-4.

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