With the year-end closing on fast, two of tennis' greatest players are on a collision course with only 1000 points separating them in the ATP ranking. After winning the elusive Shanghai crown last week, Roger Federer has posed a direct challenge to the top-ranked Novak Djokovic.
American twins Bob and Mike Bryan added another accolade to their lengthy resume after taking the Shanghai Masters men`s doubles title on Sunday to become the first pair to win all nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments.
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.
Fifth seed David Ferrer knocked Andy Murray out of the Shanghai Masters third round on Thursday, coming from a set down to prevail 2-6 6-1 6-2 and boost his chances of qualifying for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London.
Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka crashed out of the Shanghai Masters with a second round loss to Gilles Simon on Wednesday, while Andy Murray advanced with an assured 7-5 6-2 win over Jerzy Janowicz.
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.