ATP Shanghai: Novak Djokovic & Filip Krajinovic end doubles campaign


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ATP Shanghai: Novak Djokovic & Filip Krajinovic end doubles campaign

Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Filip Krajinovic have finished their doubles campaign at the Shanghai Masters. Djokovic and Krajinovic stood no chance against doubles specialists Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski, who claimed a win in just under an hour of play.

Murray and Skupski, who recently made the US Open semifinal, dropped just five games en route to beating Djokovic and Krajinovic 6-3 6-2. Murray and Skupski were struggling a bit in their serve at the beginning of the match but Djokovic and Krajinovic failed to capitalize.

Murray and Skupski saved a break point in the opening game of the match and two more break points in the third game, before they claimed the first and lone break of the opener in the sixth game. Murray and Skupski lost the opening game of the second set but that didn't distract them as the Britons went on a five-game run to take a comfortable a 5-1 lead.

Djokovic and Krajinovic saved three match points in the seventh game but that didn't lead to a comeback as Murray and Skupski routinely served out for the match in the following game. Murray and Skupski will fight against No. 4 seeds Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus for a place in the Shanghai semifinal.