Shanghai Rolex Masters 2016: Friday Tennis Scores, Results and Updated Schedule

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Published: October 14, 2016

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Novak Djokovic suffered a scare as he came from behind to beat Mischa Zverev in three sets in the quarter-final of the 2016 Shanghai Rolex Masters on Friday.

He remains on course to meet Andy Murray in the final after the second seed navigated a tricky contest with David Goffin.

Earlier, Roberto Bautista Agut became the first man through to the semi-finals as he beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets. 

In the last quarter-final, Gilles Simon edged past Jack Sock in a fiercely contested match, eventually coming through in a tiebreak in the deciding set.

Here are the day's results and the upcoming schedule:



      

Recap Djokovic had chances to break early on in both of Zverev's first two service games, but the German remained steadfast and held off his illustrious opponent before grabbing a break of his own.

Zverev was able to shut out the Djoker for the remainder of the set and even picked up another break for good measure. As TennisTV revealed, Zverev had success at the net, winning 11 points, while the Serbian was uncharacteristically sloppy with 18 unforced errors.

Journalist Carole Bouchard was critical of the 12-time Grand Slam winner:



As TennisTV demonstrated, it wasn't just Djokovic playing badly—Zverev was producing some sublime moments:



A double-fault from Djokovic handed his opponent a 2-0 lead in the second set, but the world No. 1 quickly hit back to level the scores at 2-2. The pair exchanged breaks once again, with the Djoker moving ahead for the first time in the match before being broken immediately at 4-4.

As BBC Radio 5 live's David Law noted, the 29-year-old was still far from his best:



Nevertheless, he was able to force a tiebreaker, and a missed smash and a loose volley from Zverev helped Djokovic take the ...
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