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Djokovic beats Ferrer to reach Shanghai Masters semis, extend China win streak to 28 matches

  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot against David Ferrer of Spain during their men's singles quarterfinal match of Shanghai Masters Tennis Tournament in Shanghai, China, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.  (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot against David Ferrer of Spain during their men's singles quarterfinal match of Shanghai Masters Tennis Tournament in Shanghai, China, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)  (The Associated Press)

  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot against David Ferrer of Spain during their men's singles quarterfinal match of Shanghai Masters Tennis Tournament in Shanghai, China, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.  (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot against David Ferrer of Spain during their men's singles quarterfinal match of Shanghai Masters Tennis Tournament in Shanghai, China, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)  (The Associated Press)

  • Feliciano Lopez of Spain gives a thumb up sign after he defeated Mikhail Youzhny of Russia during their men's singles quarterfinal match Shanghai Masters Tennis Tournament in Shanghai, China, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.  (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    Feliciano Lopez of Spain gives a thumb up sign after he defeated Mikhail Youzhny of Russia during their men's singles quarterfinal match Shanghai Masters Tennis Tournament in Shanghai, China, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)  (The Associated Press)

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic beat David Ferrer 6-4, 6-2 to reach the Shanghai Masters semifinals on Friday and extend his winning streak in China to 28 matches.

Djokovic could face Roger Federer in the semifinals in a rematch of their Wimbledon final, which the Serb won for his seventh career major. Federer played Julien Benneteau late Friday.

Djokovic hasn't lost in China since falling to Federer in the Shanghai semifinals in 2010. Since then, he's captured the China Open three times, and the Shanghai Masters twice.

The other semifinal has been set, with Gilles Simon of France taking on Feliciano Lopez of Spain.

Lopez, who knocked out an ailing Rafael Nadal in the second round, defeated Mikhail Youzhny 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, while Simon beat sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-0.