SHANGHAI: Novak Djokovic will face Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters after the 14-time Grand Slam champion beat Kevin Anderson 7-6 (7/1), 6-3 on Friday. Djokovic saved set point in the opener before taking control of the tie break and the second set to dump out the South African seventh seed in efficient fashion. The second seed is homing in on injured Rafael Nadal ‘s year-end number one ranking. Djokovic will meet Zverev on Saturday after the rising star defeated Kyle Edmund to reach his first Shanghai Masters semi-final. Shanghai top seed and defending champion Roger Federer plays Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals later on Friday.
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