The 30-year-old defeated Murray within the Sydney ultimate of their solely earlier Lexus ATP Head2Head assembly in January 2022 and ensured he maintained his 100% document towards the Scot with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory on the Chinese language ATP 250 hard-court occasion.
Karatsev was aggressive off each wings all through the two-hour and 54-minute conflict. Murray provided up an growing variety of quick balls because the match went on, with Karatsev hitting by means of the 36-year-old to seal his sixth Prime 50 win of the yr.
The World No. 63, who’s chasing his first tour-level title since Sydney in 2022, will subsequent face second seed Cameron Norrie in his third quarter-final of the yr.
Murray was aiming to succeed in his second tour-level quarter-final of the yr after advancing to the ultimate in Doha in February. The Scot has lifted 5 titles on Chinese language soil, together with three Shanghai crowns.
Norrie defeated Australian qualifier Marc Polmans 6-0, 6-3 in 76 minutes. The British lefty received 90 per cent (26/29) of his first-serve factors and didn’t face a break level en path to victory. The World No. 17 is looking for his second title of the season this week, having triumphed in Rio.
Norrie is at the moment fifteenth within the Pepperstone ATP Stay Race To Turin. He’ll want a robust Asian Swing to spice up his probabilities of qualifying for the Nitto ATP Finals.
In different motion, Sebastian Korda improved to 13-2 towards Frenchmen when he defeated Alexander Muller 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 to succeed in his fourth tour-level quarter-final of the season.
The American is aiming to win his first title of the season this week on the Chinese language ATP 250 occasion, having fallen within the ultimate to Novak Djokovic in Adelaide at the beginning of the yr. The fourth seed will subsequent play Tomas Martin Etcheverry after the Argentine defeated #NextGenATP Czech Dalibor Svrcina 6-2, 6-3.