Novak Djokovic & Roger Federer win in Shanghai Masters

Novak Djokovic eased past John Isner at the Shanghai Masters
Novak Djokovic is bidding for a fifth Shanghai Masters title, following wins in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2018

World number one Novak Djokovic produced another high-quality display to ease past American John Isner in the Shanghai Masters third round.

Serb Djokovic, 32, did not face a break point as he won 7-5 6-3 against the big-serving 16th seed.

Switzerland's Roger Federer, 38, also reached the quarter-finals with a 7-6 (9-7) 6-4 win over Belgium's David Goffin.

Goffin could not convert any of five set points in the opener.

Federer, who won the Shanghai title in 2014 and 2017, will take on German fifth seed Alexander Zverev in the last eight, while Djokovic faces Greek sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Zverev, 22, won 6-0 7-6 (7-4) against Russian Andrey Rublev, who trailed 3-0 and 5-2 in the second before finally pushing his opponent, with 21-year-old Tsitsipas beating Poland's Hubert Hurkacz 7-5 3-6 7-6 (7-5).

Defending champion Djokovic, who won the Japan Open last week, has not dropped a set in seven matches since injury forced him out of the US Open.

"I'm very happy with the way I am playing. This is one of the best serving matches I've played," said Djokovic, who won 85% of his service points.

Later on Thursday, Djokovic and compatriot Filip Krajinovic lost 6-3 6-2 to British pair Jamie Murray and Neal Skuspki in the doubles.

Russian third seed Daniil Medvedev saved five set points in the first set before squeezing past Canadian qualifier Vasek Pospisil.

The US Open runner-up, who won the St Petersburg Open last week, earned a 7-6 (9-7) 7-5 victory to extend his record to two defeats in his past 24 matches.

Those losses came against Spanish world number two Rafael Nadal, who is not playing in Shanghai, in the US Open final last month and the Rogers Cup final in August.

Medvedev, 23, will play 10th seed Fabio Fognini in the last eight after the 32-year-old Italian beat Russian seventh seed Karen Khachanov 6-3 7-5.

Italian 11th seed Marco Berrettini progressed with a 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 win over Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut, boosting his chances to qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals in London next month.

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