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Shanghai | Edmund falls to Zverev

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.

About The Author

Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.

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