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13:10  05 october  2019
13:10  05 october  2019 Source:

Murray masters Londero in Shanghai, Shapovalov sets up Djokovic duel

  Murray masters Londero in Shanghai, Shapovalov sets up Djokovic duel Andy Murray battled back after losing the first set to Juan Ignacio Londero and reached the second round of the Shanghai Masters. Murray was impressive in making the quarter-finals of the China Open, where his run was ended by Dominic Thiem following a gruelling contest with compatriot Cameron Norrie in which the Scot appeared a spent force in the second set.The former world number one, a three-time winner in Shanghai, needed to work just as hard to see off Londero, who won the first set but could not complete what would have been a memorable victory as Murray prevailed 2-6 6-2 6-3 in an engrossing battle.

Obviously I've been drawn in Federer 's group, Roddick's got a lot of experience at the Masters Cup Murray 's first assignment is against Roddick, who is one of only two players in the field who have Federer is the clear favourite to top the table, but the Swiss has lost his last match against all three of

Djokovic, Nadal, Federer , Murray Reunite In Shanghai ; When Is The Draw & More. Nitto ATP Finals hopefuls will look to gain up to 1,000 ATP Race To London points in Shanghai . BNP Paribas Open champion Dominic Thiem, who would qualify should he reach the Beijing final this week, is currently

Andy Murray hitting a ball with a racket: Brit Andy Murray © Getty Images Brit Andy Murray

Andy Murray has been handed a favourable draw at the Shanghai Masters, while Roger Federer could face a test in the second round.

Murray, continuing his comeback after hip surgery, accepted a wildcard into the ATP 1000 tournament, and the Brit will meet a qualifier in his opener.

The three-time grand slam champion will take on either Italian 10th seed Fabio Fognini or American Sam Querrey if he progresses.

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Murray showed his form is improving by reaching the quarter-finals at the China Open, where he lost to top seed Dominic Thiem.

Serene start for Federer in Shanghai

  Serene start for Federer in Shanghai Four years on from his defeat to the same opponent at the same stage, Roger Federer eased past Albert Ramos Vinolas at the Shanghai Masters.Federer, whose only previous matches since his US Open campaign ended in a thrilling five-set defeat to Grigor Dimitrov were at the Laver Cup, saw off an opponent he lost to at the same stage in 2015 in relatively straightforward fashion.

ROGER FEDERER appears to have been handed a kind early draw for the Australian Open while Rafael Nadal could face big-serving John Isner Roger Federer appears to have been given an easier draw than Rafael Nadal. But the world No 1’s first real test of the Australian Open could come in the

The top two men in the world will play for a place in Sunday's showdown in Shanghai . Third seed Andy Murray will rise to world number two when the ATP rankings are published on Monday. It follows his run to the semi-final of the tournament and the second round elimination of Roger Federer .

Federer, meanwhile, has a bye into the second round as the second seed, but the Swiss great could face Marin Cilic in his opening match.

Cilic, who has fallen to 30th in the rankings after a difficult year, takes on Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the first round.

World number one and defending champion Novak Djokovic will face either Frances Tiafoe or Denis Shapovalov in the second round, while Stefanos Tsitsipas is in the Serbian's quarter.

Rafael Nadal withdrew from the tournament on Friday due to a wrist injury.

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