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Neal Skupski and Jamie Murray save all three break points they face to eliminate Novak Djokovic and Filip Krajinovic in Shanghai.

Skupski/Murray End Djokovic's Doubles Run In Shanghai

Kubot/Melo move to the verge of London berth

Novak Djokovic and Filip Krajinovic sprung an upset in the first round of the Rolex Shanghai Masters, defeating reigning Roland Garros champions Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies in a Match Tie-break. But that was as far as their run went.

Brits Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski eliminated the Serbians on Thursday, winning 6-3, 6-2 in 58 minutes to advance to the quarter-finals of this ATP Masters 1000 tournament.

Murray and Skupski have now reached at least the quarter-finals at five consecutive tour-level events they have played. They will next face fourth seeds Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus, who beat two-time Nitto ATP Finals champions Henri Kontinen and John Peers 6-7(3), 6-1, 10-8. 

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Second seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo battled past dynamic Indian-Canadian duo Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 3-6, 10-7. The defending Shanghai champions can guarantee their spot at the Nitto ATP Finals by reaching the semi-finals, since Jean-Julien Rojer/Horia Tecau and Krawietz/Mies both failed to make the last eight.

Kubot and Melo will next face last week’s Beijing winners, Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek, who outlasted Rojer and Tecau 7-6(3), 6-7(4), 10-7 after two hours.

Sixth seeds Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, who triumphed last week in Tokyo, advanced to the quarter-finals when Matteo Berrettini, who was playing with Felix Auger-Aliassime, withdrew from doubles due to fatigue. Mahut and Roger-Vasselin will face Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury for a spot in the last four.