Djokovic wins, Raonic crashes in Shanghai

Top seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia cruised into the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters while fifth-seeded Milos Raonic crashed out on Thursday.

Djokovic was a straight sets winner against Vasek Pospisil of Canada, winning 6-4, 6-4 while American Jack Sock beat Canadian Raonic 0-6, 6-4, 7-6(8) in just under two hours.

World number one Djokovic always had the edge against the 26-year-old Pospisil, beginning in the opening set when he broke the Canadian’s serve twice in the opening three games to lead 3-0.

Pospisil did, however, break back in the sixth game but Djokovic went on to win the set 6-4.

In the second set, Pospisil could not create a single break point, but the Serb did, when in the seventh game Djokovic broke to lead 4-3. 

Things went with serve thereafter for the Serb to win the set and match 6-4 and set up a clash with Mischa Zverev of Germany next.

Zverev battled for over two hours to defeat Spain's Marcel Granollers 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-1.

Crowd favourite and French ninth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga came back from a set down to beat German youngster Alexander Zverev 6-7(4), 6-2, 7-5 in two hours and 29 minutes.