Federer Stunned By 13th Seed Coric In Shanghai Semis

Federer Stunned By 13th Seed Coric In Shanghai Semis

He broke Federer in the first game of the match then won 80 per cent of his service points on the way to claiming the opener 6-4.

Three-time Shanghai Open victor Djokovic stormed past German Alexander Zverev 6-2 6-1 in Saturday's earlier semi and claimed the world number two ranking from Federer.

The Swiss 20-time Grand Slam champion, who will be replaced by Djokovic as world number two on Monday, lost 6-4 6-4 to Coric.

The 37-year-old top seed was more like his old self on Friday, defeating eighth seed Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-4, 7-6 (7/4).

Serb Djokovic thrashed German world number five 6-2 6-1 in just over an hour to reach Sunday's final.

In contrast, Coric - who is into his first Masters 1000 final - was largely untroubled on his serve.

The fourth seed, who is yet to win a Grand Slam despite his undoubted talent, angrily threw his racquet at the start of the second set as Djokovic ramped up the pressure.

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Novak Djokovic has demolished Marco Chekinato in straight sets, after a rock solid performance, to book his quarterfinal spot at the Shanghai Masters.

"I wasn't - I feel like - playing as well as I'm playing today", he warned, adding, "but also he has improved a lot and he has established himself as a top player". Kevin is a big server, big hitter from the back of the court, really aggressive, tall.

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

"It's great to finally officially make it and again be a part of the best eight, which is an elite group", the 21-year-old said.

In the second set, Nisshikori recovered to fight from 1-3 behind force a tie-breaker, but the net cord gave favour to the 20-time Grand Slam victor in the decisive moment.

"It's close to, or it's maybe equal to winning a Grand Slam, and I think other players will tell you the same thing, because just to be there, you obviously play well throughout the whole year".

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