Djokovic storms through in Shanghai

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On his third match point, Murray buzzed an electric forehand pass down the line sealing a sharp 6-1, 6-3 dissection of Pouille that sent the Scot into his 11th consecutive quarterfinal at the Shanghai Rolex Masters.

Murray, who has picked up five titles this year, is battling Djokovic to finish year-end as No. 1 in the ATP Rankings.

The news overshadowed another step on the road to recovery for Djokovic, who admitted he had been struggling for motivation of late after he completed the career Grand Slam by winning the French Open in June. Ironically, the last time that Vasek Pospisil defeated an upper echelon player also came against Berdych, when the Canadian took a round of sixteen win in the 2014 Citi Open in Washington.

In other matches, former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro faded down the stretch against 11th-seeded David Goffin, dropping serve in the 11th game of the third set and losing 4-6, 6-3, 7-5. 'I was very pleased with the way I played from the first to last point.

Some exhibition matches play sets up to four games, rather than six, while the International Premier Tennis League has experimental rules including no "let" serves and a timer between points. Just when I needed to read his serve and play well, I did. The defending champion Djokovic rolled past Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 6-4.

Zverev, dubbed "the future of tennis" by Wawrinka, continued his upward trajectory on Monday when he overpowered America's John Isner 6-4, 6-2 in the first round. "We've had a lot of close matches in the past, it normally comes down to a few points against Milos". Zverev's brother Mischa, a decade older at 29, also went three sets against Marcel Granollers of Spain but he won 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-1 to set up a meeting with Djokovic.

Ninth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat unseeded Serbian Janko Tipsarevic 6-3 7-6 (6) to reach the third round while his compatriot and sixth seed Gael Monfils beat South African Kevin Anderson 7-6 (4) 6-3.

But the Frenchman rallied to win an entertaining clash in just under two-and-a-half hours and he will next face Roberto Bautista Agut in the last eight after the Spaniard saw off Viktor Troicki 6-3 6-3.

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