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De Minaur sets up Zverev clash in Shanghai

13 October 2018

British number one Kyle Edmund went through to the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters with victory over Chile's Nicolas Jarry 7-6 (7-5) 6-3.

German tennis star Alexander Zverev gave a ballboy the fright of his life when he let out a massive roar while celebrating a point victor during his second-round match at the Shanghai Masters in China.

Already at a career high No.33 in the world, the 19 year-old is eyeing off more rankings points as he closes in on a seeding at next year's Australian Open.

In addition, the German had the advantage in the shortest, mid-range and the longest rallies to earn his win fair and square and advance into the 10th Masters 1000 quarter-final.

"I played alright", Zverev assessed.

Zverev's opponent arrived in Shanghai after beating del Potro in Beijing to win his second career title.

But under pressure from the 32-year-old Gasquet, the third seed belatedly found his rhythm, coming from behind in both sets to win 7-5, 7-6 (9/7).

"I would love to feel better", he added.

"I mean, I played all right". I did everything that I needed to win; focused a lot-focused on my game.

On Tuesday, Roger Federer, who was a ball boy once himself, came out and said that players much respect the ball kids and unpaid volunteers because "they are also maybe the future of our game".

Zverev, who departed the Beijing hard courts by smashing his racquet, kept his cool this time to beat Basilashvili in 92 cagey minutes.

De Minaur sets up Zverev clash in Shanghai