Young gun stuns Federer in just 73 minutes

Bautista-Agut and Federer. Image GettyMore

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Djokovic, 31, is on a 17-match winning streak.

Roger Federer was turfed out of the Shanghai Masters semi-finals on Saturday by 13th-seeded Borna Coric, the Croatian stunning the Swiss great 6-4, 6-4. He squandered a first break point by firing a forehand into the net, but claimed the advantage on his second chance when his opponent shanked an terrible forehand long.

The first set went with serve, and some big serves at that, until Djokovic grabbed the break to go 4-2 up. Touted as a potential future multiple Grand Slam victor, fourth seed Zverev eased past Kyle Edmund to reach his first Shanghai semi-final. With this stunning win, Djokovic has rattled off 38 victories in his last 42 matches and secures himself the world number two position on next Monday as he edges closer than ever to the top spot, now held by Rafael Nadal. "I wasn't, I feel like, playing as well as I'm playing today".

Serb Djokovic thrashed German world number five 6-2 6-1 in just over an hour to reach Sunday's final. It was part of the tactics, but obviously Alexander can play much better than he played tonight.

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Coric didn't let up on his energetic and dynamic play in the next set, breaking Federer once again in the first game.

After the match, Federer admitted he had no answer to Coric's quality on serve. Many top players have skipped the Davis Cup in recent years to ease their schedule, and Zverev expects that trend to continue even with the new format, which was supposed to attract more of the star names.

Zverev is the fifth player to qualify for the season-ending tournament in London, joining Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro in the eight-player field.

Fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany also advanced to the quarterfinals by pasting Alex de Minaur of Australia 6-1, 6-4. There is still a lot more tennis going on till the end of the year. Then I guess you come to a point when you just can't let it affect you, you just have to remind yourself how hard you had to work to actually get there.

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