British number one Kyle Edmund crashed out of the Shanghai Masters in the quarter final stage 6-4, 6-4 to fourth seed Alexander Zverev overnight.
The Germany, who is ranked fifth in the world, produced an impressive performance taking just 72 minutes to see off Edmund in front of a capacity crowd in China. With only 12 unforced errors in the whole match compared to Edmund’s 25, Zverev was in control from the start breaking Edmunds serve in the opening game, before forcing another break in serve midway through the second set.
The germen will now play Novak Djokovic in the semi finals after the World number three beat South African Kevin Anderson 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 to reach the final four.
The win see’s Zverev secure his place in the end of season ATP finals in London, where at present he will be joining Rafael Nadal, Rodger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro.
Edmund who was recently promoted to a career high of 14 in the world rankings is currently 12 in the race to qualify for the event at the O2 Arena, With only the top eight competing the Brit will have to overcome a points difference of 1,590 which is how far he is behind Dominic Thiem who currently sits in the eighth and final place.