Alexander Zverev's hopes of reaching the ATP Finals in London were dealt a blow on Thursday as he was knocked out of the China Open. 

Juan Martin del Potro sealed his place in the ATP Finals by reaching the quarter-finals of the China Open, while Denis Shapovalov reached the last eight of the Japan Open at the expense of Stan Wawrinka.

Del Potro

Beaten US Open finalist Juan Martin del Potro won his first match since losing to Novak Djokovic at Flushing Meadows as he saw off Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the first round of the China Open.

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Feliciano Lopez saved three match points in a first-round defeat of Borna Coric at the China Open and Daniil Medvedev saw off Diego Schwartzman on day one of the Japan Open Tennis Championships. 

Yoshihito Nishioka became the sixth qualifier to win an ATP tour-level title in 2018 by defeating Pierre-Hugues Herbert in three sets at the Shenzhen Open.

Bernard Tomic claimed his first title on the ATP Tour in three years by beating top seed Fabio Fognini in the Chengdu Open final.

Qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka upset Fernando Verdasco to reach the first ATP final of his career and Pierre-Hugues Herbert saved two match points against Alex de Minaur to keep his Shenzhen Open title hopes alive. 

Bernard Tomic will face Fabio Fognini in his first ATP Tour final for over two years following a straight-sets defeat of Joao Sousa at the Chengdu Open. 

Andy Murray has brought his season to an end by pulling out of the China Open.

The three-time grand slam champion was due to play in his final tournament of the year in Beijing, but withdrew following a 6-4 6-4 defeat to Fernando Verdasco in the quarter-finals of the Shenzhen Open on Friday. 

Fernando Verdasco proved too good for Andy Murray for the second time in just over four weeks as the Spaniard moved into the Shenzhen Open semi-finals. 

Andy Murray completed the biggest victory of his comeback so far with a 6-3 6-4 beating of defending David Goffin at the Shenzhen Open. 

Stefanos Tsitsipas' toils were worsened on Wednesday by a straight-sets loss to Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the Shenzhen Open. 

Andy Murray came through a tougher than expected first-round test against Zhang Zhizhen at the Shenzhen Open after the 21-year-old retired due to injury.

Bernard Tomic progressed to the second round of the Chengdu Open as the Australian came from a set and a break down against Bradley Klahn to record his first tour-level win since Wimbledon. 

Dominic Thiem coasted to his first indoor title with an emphatic straight-sets defeat of Martin Klizan at the St. Petersburg Open.

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