Alex de Minaur's star continues to rise, with the Australian reaching the final 16 of a Masters 1000 event for the first time in his career.
The 19-year-old strengthened his standing as Australia's top-ranked male player after he completed a dominant straight sets win over Frenchman Benoit Paire at the Shanghai Masters.
De Minaur's 6-4 6-3 win over Paire set the youngster up for a clash against arguably the best player of his generation - German star Alexander Zverev.
Fifth-ranked Zverev - the youngest player in the top 10, at 21 years old - already boasts three Masters titles, and enjoys a 2-0 career record over de Minaur.
Their most recent meeting was in the final of the Citi Open in Washington in August, with Zverev cruising to victory.
In January, the pair put on a show in an entertaining Davis Cup match in Brisbane, which Zverev won in a deciding-set tiebreaker.
However, de Minaur has enjoyed a late-season surge, having impressed at the US Open, and has effectively guaranteed himself a seeding for the first time in a Grand Slam at next year's Australian Open.
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While the German will go into the match as the favourite, de Minaur will be looking to use his hardcourt smarts to great effect - which he did against Paire.
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The win over Paire saw de Minaur join fellow Australian Matt Ebden in the third round in Shanghai.
Ebden rocked his way to a sterling victory over world No.7 Dominic Thiem, setting up a third round clash with Germany's Peter Gojowczyk.
Should the 30-year-old defeat Gojowczyk, he could crack the top 40 for the first time in his career.
Ebden could also overtake Nick Kyrgios in the rankings, who had a shocker against American qualifier Bradley Klahn in the first round.
As Klahn worked his way towards a win, a frustrated Kyrgios engaged in an argument with French umpire Damien Dumusois.
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