Shanghai | Edmund falls to Zverev
It was the end of the road for Kyle Edmund in Shanghai where he was eliminated after 71-minutes from the penultimate Masters of the season in straight sets at the quarter-final stage by Alexander Zverev, the world No.5
Edmund was seeking to reach his first Masters 1000 semi-final but the German maintained his 100 per cent record against the Briton with a 6-4 6-4 victory which secured him a place in next month’s ATP Finals at the O2.
Zverev took both of his break point opportunities and made only 12 unforced errors, as opposed to his opponent’s 23, to set up a last-four clash against either Novak Djokovic who beat Kevin Anderson 7-6(1) 6-3.
Zverev’s latest win earns him a spot at the Nitto ATP Finals in London for which Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer, Djokovic and Juan Martin Del Potro have already qualified.
In the top half Roger Federer survived a strong challenge from Kei Nishikori eventually going through 6-4 7-6(1) while earlier Borna Coric brought unseeded Mat Ebden’s run to an end 7-5 6-4.