Djokovic advances at US Open (photo credit: AFP)

Novak Djokovic has booked a place in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters with 7-6 (7/1), 6-3 win over South Africa’s Kevin Anderson.

The 14-time Grand Slam champion will on Saturday face Alexander Zverev, who defeated Kyle Edmund to reach the last eight of the competition for the first time.

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Djokovic saved set point in the opener before taking charge of the tie break and the second set to see off the seventh seed.

Top seed and defending champion Roger Federer takes on Kei Nishikori in another quarter-final clash on Friday.