Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer have been knocked out in the quarter-final Point of the Rolex Shanghai Experts.
The world No 1 fell in the hands of Stefanos Tsitsipas, while Federer was defeated by Alexander Zverev on a stunning day in China.
Djokovic, Tsitsipas conqueror, has struggled lately but found his form to make a superb 3-6 7-5 6-3 victory – his second career win over Djokovic.
Djokovic sits at the top of the rankings but trails Rafa Nadal in the standings and, together with the Spaniard absent in Shanghai, had expected to make up significant ground in China.
He deserved the victory, Djokovic explained. He was the better player in the second and third collections. I began well in the first group, but I was not sharp.
[Stefanos]d the high quality tennis and he played very well after his serve, that the Serb added on the ATP Tour website.
He was backing his serve up with really good and aggressive first shots at the rally. I didnt create him shield enough. I just gave him sufficient time to really dictate the play by the rear of the courtroom and then that he deserved to win
In Asia, Djokovic had won 24 straight sets until the match of Friday, a streak that included a years Shanghai Masters and the title in Tokyo.
Tsitsipas success ensured he will make his debut in London in the ATP Finals next month.
Federer followed Djokovic from this competition by dropping a dramatic last eight conflict 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 3-6 to Alexander Zverev.
Zverev, who has burst into life after a tough period, missed five game points in the second group, with Federer then rescuing two match points at the tie-break and finding some magic to recuperate from 40-0 at 6-5.
There was drama in the set, with Federer engaging in a dialogue with the umpire after being given a rare point punishment for a hitting a ball into the stands for another time and quickly going down 3-0.
Zverev managed to keep his cool and served out the victory at the next time of asking, taking his sixth game point. He will face Matteo Berrettini or Dominic Thiem.
In another quarter-final clash, the third-seed Daniil Medvedev conquer Fabio Fognini 6-3 7-6 (7-4) and Medvedev is going to soon be Tsitsipas semi-final opponent.
The Russian can be 40-1 on courts that are hard when he has won the first group and leads the tour 57 game wins this year. The only time after winning the first set, that he dropped a game was against Gael Monfils at Rotterdam.
Ahead of Fridays match, Fognini stated Medvedev was one of the most reckless players.
If a few top players like Fabio can say that about mepersonally, it shows that I am on the good way, Im playing great, and its not simple to play mepersonally, Medvedev said.
Certainly, yeah, thats what I tried to demonstrate today on the match and it worked out.