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Sport Murray masters Londero in Shanghai, Shapovalov sets up Djokovic duel

17:40  07 october  2019
17:40  07 october  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

Murray gets favourable draw, Federer faces test in Shanghai

  Murray gets favourable draw, Federer faces test in Shanghai A wildcard at the Shanghai Masters, Andy Murray was given a favourable draw at the ATP 1000 tournament.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.

Denis Shapovalov booked a blockbuster second-round clash against Novak Djokovic at the Rolex Shanghai Masters on Monday, following a Denis Shapovalov records his third victory in four FedEx ATP Head2Head meetings against Frances Tiafoe. Shapovalov Sets Djokovic Clash In Shanghai .

The Shanghai Masters is underway and Andy Murray is the biggest name in the draw today. And Murray faces Londero today at around 11.30am UK time. Frances Tiafoe plays against Denis Shapovalov in Novak Djokovic eases into Japan Open final with straight- sets win over David Goffin.

Andy Murray holding his hand up: Andy Murray after his win over Juan Ignacio Londero © Getty Images Andy Murray after his win over Juan Ignacio Londero

Three-set tussles have played a defining role in Andy Murray's comeback on the ATP Tour, and he had to come through another to see off Juan Ignacio Londero in reaching 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.

Murray irked by Fognini 'hindrance' in fiery Shanghai clash

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Preview: Murray Eyeing More Positive Momentum In Shanghai ; View Schedule. The 32-year-old wild card will face Argentine qualifier Juan Ignacio Londero , No. 59 in the ATP Rankings, for the first Shapovalov leads their series 2-1, which includes his three- set win in the Miami Open presented by

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As Murray continues to try to work his way back to the top of men's tennis, a rising star in the sport, Denis Shapovalov, set up an enticing second-round clash with Novak Djokovic by beating Frances Tiafoe.

Meanwhile, there was a surprise defeat for Marin Cilic, who was beaten in straight sets by Albert Ramos Vinolas.

 

MURRAY SCRAPS INTO THE SECOND ROUND

Three-time grand slam champion Murray was not shy about letting his frustration show as he was made to work extremely hard for his place in the second round by Londero.

Murray served poorly in the first set but found form in the second, though he rarely looked satisfied with his performance and shouted an expletive as he gave a break of serve back in the decider.

Murray irked by Fognini 'hindrance' in fiery Shanghai clash

  Murray irked by Fognini 'hindrance' in fiery Shanghai clash Fabio Fognini came out on top against Andy Murray after the pair were embroiled in a heated altercation at the Shanghai Masters.An irritated Andy Murray accused Fabio Fognini of "hindrance" in their fiery second-round clash at the Shanghai Masters on Tuesday.

Shanghai Rolex Masters (ATP). Djokovic and Federer are the top two seeds, while Murray , who is coming back from hip surgery It was clean and clinical enough to make him the favorite to defend his title in Shanghai as well, despite the fact that the competition will be tougher and the court quicker.

The Rolex Shanghai Masters provides players with the chance to earn up to 1,000 ATP Rankings points, which could prove crucial in the ATP Race To The last nine Shanghai titles have been won by three players – top seed Novak Djokovic , second seed Roger Federer and wild card Andy Murray

However, a searing cross-court forehand saw Murray break once more and he did not the let the initiative slip again, winning a match in which he seemed to battle himself as much as Londero in two hours and 17 minutes.

He had to save two break points to serve it out, securing a victory that books a meeting with Fabio Fognini, who overcame Sam Querrey in straight sets.

"I've always enjoyed playing here, I enjoy the faster conditions but it's a tricky one. Since I came back to play these are by far the fastest conditions I have played in and I struggled a bit with that early on, with my movement and stuff," Murray said.

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"But it's nice to be back, nice to get the win and hopefully [I'll] start the next match a little bit quicker.

"I got better as the match went on so hopefully I'll be a bit better in the next match. I know what to expect, I know you can't hang back and let the opponent dictate. Try to be more aggressive.

Djokovic downs Shapovalov to reach Shanghai third round

  Djokovic downs Shapovalov to reach Shanghai third round A fifth Shanghai Masters title is on the agenda for Novak Djokovic, who eased past Denis Shapovalov to reach the last 16.The reigning champion set up a last-16 clash with John Isner following a commanding display during which he dropped just one point on serve in the first set.

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"Fabio has had a great year, he's a very talented guy. I think he's playing for one of the last spots in London [ATP Finals] so I'm sure he'll be up for it. He played a very good match in the first round so it'll be a tough one."

SHAPOVALOV SET FOR DJOKO DUEL

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Two players each expected to be future heavyweights met as Shapovalov faced Tiafoe, but it is the Canadian who is clearly further along in his development, and he provided evidence of that in a comfortable victory.

The world number 36 eased to a 6-4 6-2 win over the American, who won only two points against his opponent's first serve.

Shapovalov's win marked his first at the Masters 1000 tournament and means he will face world number one Djokovic for the third time this year.

Djokovic beat Shapovalov in four sets en route to winning the Australian Open and also defeated the 20-year-old in straight sets in Rome.

ROGER NEXT FOR RAMOS VINOLAS

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Cilic would have faced Roger Federer in a rematch of the 2017 Wimbledon final had he seen off Ramos Vinolas​, but did not have a break point as he was defeated 6-4 6-4.

Dominant Djokovic dispatches Isner as Shanghai title defence rolls on

  Dominant Djokovic dispatches Isner as Shanghai title defence rolls on Shanghai Masters champion Novak Djokovic was in no mood to give John Isner a chance as he moved into the last eight with a 7-5 6-3 victory.Defending champion Djokovic was flawless at times on Thursday in a clinical display, controlling Isner's powerful serve.

Novak Djokovic finds himself in the same quarter as Stefanos Tsitipas at the Shanghai Masters while Roger Federer could face Marin Cilic in the second The seventh seeded Khachanov will face either Fernando Verdasco or Taylor Fritz in the second round while wildcard Murray is up against a qualifier.

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It will now be the Spaniard who takes on the 20-time grand slam champion, who is eyeing a third Shanghai title.

Ninth seed Gael Monfils needed three sets to progress in his opening-round match with Lorenzo Sonego and 15th seed Nikoloz Basilashvili went the distance in his triumph over Radu Albot, but Diego Schwartzman suffered a shock loss to Vasek Pospisil.

Pospisil's fellow qualifiers Norrie and Jeremy Chardy also reached the second round, coming through against Kyle Edmund and Gilles Simon respectively.

Elsewhere in the draw, there were wins for Taylor Fritz, Cristian Garin, Hubert Hurkacz, Benoit Paire, Mikhail Kukushkin and Joao Sousa.

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