The 21-year-old Zverev suffered an early exit last week at the China Open in Beijing, where Basilashvili beat Del Potro for just his second ATP title on Sunday.
"I mean, I played all right".
Zverev started the match strongly but was aided by De Minaur who produced several uncharacteristic errors to surrender the first set in quick time. "He's almost top 30 and obviously playing great tennis, as well".
Zverev is playing in Shanghai without his coach, Ivan Lendl, who was in Beijing last week.
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Despite suffering his third loss to world No.5 Zverev in as many meetings, the 19-year-old is expected to reach a career-high ranking of 31st on Monday. "Probably the hardest-hitting player I have ever played against".
"I think all the top guys will say the same thing". Obviously, it's not going to be an easy match, especially on this surface.
Meanwhile Novak Djokovic earned a revenge win over Italy's Marco Cecchinato to enter the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals with an eventual 6-4 6-0 stroll. Del Potro maintained his outstanding current form by beating Richard Gasquet 7-5, 7-6 (7) on Wednesday in Shanghai.
On Tuesday, Roger Federer, who was a ball boy once himself, came out and said that players much respect the ball kids and unpaid volunteers because "they are also maybe the future of our game". Image sourceThough I do feel bad for the poor boy, I've got to admit this clip made me laugh. "I played every single point as if there was no tomorrow".