Shanghai (AFP) - World No. 1 Novak Djokovic dismissed Canadian qualifier Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 6-4 to storm into the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals on Thursday.
The 12-time Grand Slam winner came into the tournament with questions over his motivation but he left little room for doubt in a comprehensive victory.
Djokovic weathered 12 aces and 28 winners from Pospisil before completing the 79-minute victory with a searing forehand to the corner.
The Serb insists he is no longer chasing titles or rankings points after suffering a crisis of motivation since he completed a career Grand Slam at the French Open in June. But he is now into the Shanghai last eight without dropping a set and will face 110th-ranked Mischa Zverev for a place in the semi-finals.