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2019 Shanghai Masters awaits the final between Djokovic vs Federer

2019 Shanghai Masters awaits the final between Djokovic vs Federer

The results of the draw on October 5th promises to create a dramatic final between Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer for the Masters 1000 in Shanghai.

The opponent of the second seed of Roger Federer will probably be Marin Cilic if the Croatian player passes Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the first round.

In the previous 10 encounters, Federer won nine times, including the quarter-finals of Shanghai Masters 2012. If Cilic - the US Open champion of 2014 - could cause the "Express Train" to derail in Shanghai times hey, you are going to be the tenth player still playing the 500-match mark.

And if they pass Cilic, Federer can meet David Goffin in the next round, before he can meet fifth seed Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals. But on the way there, the 22-year-old German player will meet "obstacles" like Borna Coric - who lost to Djokovic in the Shanghai Masters final last year, or an Andrey Rublev playing in the game.

Fourth-seeded Dominic Thiem is likely to be a rival for Swiss tennis players in the semi-finals. Thiem has won three ATP titles this season, including the first Masters at Indian Wells. But before taking into account the Federer meeting in the semi-finals, the Austrian will have to overcome Bautista Agut in the quarter-finals. Agut reached the final of Shanghai three years ago and lost to Murray.

In the upper bracket, top seed Djokovic will begin his journey to defend the Shanghai Masters title by meeting the match-winner between two young talents, Denis Shapovalov of Canada or Frances Tiafoe from the United States. Serbia's next opponents are also not easy to bully at all, be it John Isner in the third round, or the sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarterfinals.

Sharing the same branch with Djokovic, third seed Daniil Medvedev will battle Gilles Simon in the match. The Russian won 24 of the last 27 matches, including the first Masters in Cincinnati, the first ATP championship in his home town of St. Petersburg and the first Grand Slam final at the US Open 2019, where he lost to Nadal in the final.

Medvedev may face Andy Murray - the three-time Shanghai Masters winner (2010, 2011, 2016) or compatriot Karen Khachanov in the quarter-finals. If these two obstacles can be overcome, Medvedev has a chance to confront Djokovic in the semi-finals.

Federer and Djokovic had 48 encounters, with the Serbian player winning 26. But the two had just met twice in Shanghai, and in both of those semi-finals (2010, 2014), the victory was won by the player. Switzerland.

The Shanghai Masters 2019 takes place from October 6 to October 13 at the Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena. The world number one player Novak Djokovic is holding a record with four crowns in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018.

Top 8 seeds (exempt from first-round competition)

1. Novak Djokovic

2. Roger Federer

3. Daniil Medvedev

4. Dominic Thiem

5. Alexander Zverev

6. Stefanos Tsitsipas

7. Karen Khachanov

8. Bautista Agut