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World No.1 tennis star Novak Djokovic marked his way to the quarterfinals of ongoing Shanghai Masters 2019 after beating American star John Isner in the ‘Round of 16’ on Thursday. The reigning champion of the prestigious tournament Djokovic outclassed the World no. 17 Isner in 74 minutes of action with a comfortable margin of 7-5, 6-3 in the worth-watching battle.

The top-ranked player started the match in his vintage style as he took the early lead against Isner and comfortably beat the 16th-seeded champion by 7-5 scoreline in the first set. This was then followed by Djokovic’s stellar performance in the second set also and eventually he finished the match with an ace against Isner. The next up for the World No. 1 will be either Stefanos Tsitsipas or Herbert Hurkacz in the quarter-final round.

The 32-year-old tennis legend Novak Djokovic expressed himself after winning the match by saying, “I just try to have a good position and react well and have a good balance. Sometimes you kind of use the experience of playing him before and knowing his patterns of where he might go, his favorite spot”.

Here’s see the match highlights of the enthralling battle between World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and John Isner at  Rolex Shanghai Masters tournament 2019:

Later in a day, World No. 3 Roger Federer is going to lock horns with 14th-ranked David Goffin of Belgium in the third-round battle on Thursday. Federer reached the ‘Round of 16’ at Shanghai Masters 2019 after beating old-foe Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain with a close margin of  6-2, 7-6 (5) in the second round. The Swiss veteran Federer took one hour and 26 minutes to topple the brilliant Spaniard. Earlier both the stars faced each other at Shanghai Masters 2015 where Albert crushed the hopes of Roger Federer to win the title. But this time Federer took his revenge in the ongoing tournament by thrashing the Spanish star at an early stage.

It will be interesting to see that how will the 20-time Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer perform against David Goffin in the upcoming battle. Only time will tell whether the third-seeded be able to book his spot in the quarterfinals or David Goffin will end up his journey in the tournament.