A feisty Roger Federer overcame Novak Djokovic in a gripping Shanghai Masters semi-final Saturday, ending the Serb's incredible winning streak in China and his hopes of clinching a third successive title.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal enter this week`s Shanghai Masters bidding to unseat current champion Novak Djokovic, who appears on an unstoppable march to ending the year as number one for the third time.
Rafael Nadal crashed out of the China Open Friday, tiring at the end of a gruelling three-set quarter-final against qualifier Martin Klizan, while reigning women`s champion Serena Williams withdrew injured.
World number one and current China Open champion Serena Williams withdrew from the tournament Friday because of a left knee injury, organisers told AFP, the second consecutive tournament she has withdrawn from early.
World number three Petra Kvitova opened her campaign to win a second consecutive tournament in China in commanding style Wednesday as she dumped out home-crowd favourite Peng Shuai in the $5.4 million China Open.