The two sides had six previous career encounters, each taking half of the victory. In particular, it is worth mentioning that they always win alternately, and no one wins two games in a row. The most recent encounter was in the semi-final of last years final final, with zwillev Jr. holding Federer in two sets.
At the beginning of the game, Federer and Zwerev Jr. were in their best form. The deadlock was first broken by the German youngster, who took the lead in breaking in the sixth inning of the first set, and then won the first set by 6-3 in just over 20 minutes.
The competition between the two sides in the second set has turned white-hot. Federer, who adjusted his form, broke in the second set first, followed by zvilev in the third. At the critical moment, the German youngster broke in 11 innings, but Federer magically saved three points and the game went into Rescue 7.
In Rescue 7, Federer showed resilience again and continued to save two games before winning the second set 7-6.
Zvelev Jr. was successfully promoted to the top four.
But in the third set, little Zwerev broke continuously, Federer was warned by the referee for hitting the ball to the bleacher, and then he was even punished in the game. In the interval after that, Federer has also been in the referee theory.
The affected Swiss Emperor was finally unable to reverse in the third set, losing 3-6 to Zvelev Jr.
In addition to the 22-year-old Zivelev winner, 21-year-old Greek teenager Sisypas also eliminated the top seed Djokovic earlier in the day. After the game, the Serbs also praised the Greek youngster: I think he is likely to become the worlds number one in the future.
In addition, Medvedev, a 23-year-old Russian player who has already made the top four, Tim, a 26-year-old new China Open champion, and beredini, a 23-year-old Italian player, are the same post-90s players in this years Shanghai Masters, which has never appeared before.