Speed Post News Network

Patna : Second seed Roger Federer, Switzerland, 4th seed Dominic Thiem, Austria, 5th seed Alexander Zverev, Germany, and 6th seed  Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece, advanced to the quarter-finals of Shanghai Masters, an ATP World Tour 1,000 points event, at Shanghai, China, on October 10, 2019.

World No 3 Federer beat 13th seed David Goffin, Belgium, 7-6, 6-4 in a tough contest in Round of 16 in 1hr 54 minutes. Federer fired 8 Aces in the match to 2 by the Belgian. Former Champion Federer won 2 break points in the match to 1 by the Belgian. He also won 3 games in a row in the match to 2 by Goffin. Federer won 56 service points to 55 by Goffin.

World No 5 Thiem beat World No 26 Nikoloz Basilashvili, Georgia, 6-3, 6-4 in Round of 16 in 77 minutes. He won 4 break points in the match to by Basilashvili. Thiem also won 5 games in a row to 2 by Basilashvili. The Austrian won 40 service points to 30 by the Georgian. Thiem will face World No 133 Matteo Berrittini, Italy, in the QFs on October 11, 2019.

World No 6 Zverev swept past World No 33 Andrey Rublev, Russian, 6-0, 7-6 to enter the QFs. The German won 5 break points to 2 by the Russian. Zverev won 9 games in a row in the match to 3 by Rublev. The German hammered 17 Aces in the match to 4 by the Russian.

Tsitsipas edged past World No 34 Hubert Hurkacz, Poland, in a three-set thriller 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 in Rounf of 16 to advance to the QFs. Both the players won 1 break point each in the match. Hurkacz fired 9 Aces to 7 by Tsitsipas. Both the players also won 3 games each in a row. The Greek won 72 service points to 71 by Hurkacz. Tsitsipas will face Top seed Novak Djokovic in QFs on October 11.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *