Tennis – Shanghai Masters ’18: Roger Federer Cruises Into Semis

Roger Federer

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.

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.

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.

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