Kyle Edmund sets up Alexander Zverev showdown


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Kyle Edmund will take on Alexander Zverev in the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters on Friday after overcoming Nicolas Jarry 7-6 (7-5) 6-3.

British number one Edmund is yet to drop a set at the tournament although he was tested at times by Chilean Jarry.

He had to win a tie-break to claim the first set, while he also found himself 2-0 down in the second before he ultimately took control.

The 23-year-old’s reward for reaching the last eight is a showdown with world number five Zverev, who comfortably dispatched of Australian Alex de Minaur 6-1 6-4 in his third-round match.

Edmund and Zverev have met three times before and the German has prevailed on each occasion, with their most recent clash at the Italian Open in May.

Zverev is priced at 1.36 to make it four wins from four against Edmund, who is available at 2.88.

Whoever wins Friday’s match will take on either Novak Djokovic or Kevin Anderson in the semi-finals.

Djokovic has won the Shanghai Masters on three previous occasions, most recently in 2015, while he beat Anderson in the Wimbledon final earlier this year.

The Serbian sealed his place in the quarter-finals with a 6-4 6-0 thrashing of Marco Cecchinato, while Anderson was also a straight-sets victor as he saw off Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 7-6 (7-1).

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