Tennis – Shanghai Masters ’18: Roger Federer Cruises Into Semis
The defending champion and the World No.2 Roger Federer beat Japan’s Kei Nishikori in an amazing and high-quality quarter-final in the Shanghai Masters.
The 37-year-old won 6-4 7-6 (7-4) against the world number 12 in the wake of originating from 4-1 down in the tie-break.
What. A. Match. @rogerfederer battles past an in-form Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-6(4), reaching his seventh semi-final of the season 👊.
How impressed are you with the top seed’s level? pic.twitter.com/2nlZqQCjvU
— ATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) October 12, 2018
Roger Federer, going for his first Masters title since winning this same event a year ago, will play Croatia’s nineteenth positioned Borna Coric in Saturday’s semi-finals.
The 20-time Grand Slam winner will confront Novak Djokovic or Alexander Zverev in Sunday’s final.
Last year, Coric defeated the Swiss national, Roger Federer in the Halle final this year.
Coric proceeded with the greatest year of his professional tennis career by achieving his second Masters semi-finalwith a 7-5 6-4 triumph over Australia’s Matthew Ebden.
Roger Federer is still clutch! 💪 pic.twitter.com/EZ1q1qHFy0
— Tennis Memes (@ATPWTAMemes) October 12, 2018
Serbian 2nd seed Djokovic, who could move above Federer into the 2nd spot on the world tennis rankings, beat South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in a rematch of the current year’s Wimbledon final.
Meanwhile, Alexander Zverev, positioned 5th on the world tennis rankings, beat British number one Kyle Edmund in the quarter-finals.
England’s Jamie Murray and Brazilian accomplice Bruno Soares achieved their second successive Masters doubles final with a 6-3 6-4 prevail upon 5th seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah.
Just putting everything aside for a second, can we just acknowledge the fact that this matchup produces such quality ball striking and creative tennis. Of course it’s another matchup with Roger Federer involved.
— Vishnu (@Rfighterer) October 12, 2018
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