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16:40  08 october  2019
16:40  08 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.

Shanghai is one of two ATP Masters 1000 events in which Ramos-Vinolas has reached the quarter-finals or better. After a difficult start to the season, resulting in a drop from the Top 100 of the ATP Rankings for the first time since 2014, the Barcelona native regained his stride by reaching the

Roger Federer talks about the overwhelming fan support he receives at the Rolex Shanghai Although keeping a low profile at the Qi Zhong Tennis Center isn’t quite possible for Federer , he has He has a challenging draw that will see him start against Croatian Marin Cilic or Spaniard Albert

a baseball player holding a racket: Roger Federer at the Shanghai Masters © Getty Images Roger Federer at the Shanghai Masters

Roger Federer started his Shanghai Masters campaign by exacting revenge on Albert Ramos Vinolas to progress to the third round.

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.

The 20-time grand slam champion, who was hindered by back problems in his loss to Dimitrov, needed only an hour and 24 minutes to see off Ramos Vinolas 6-2 7-6 (7-5).

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It was far from vintage Federer, as he committed 31 unforced errors. However, Ramos Vinolas, who knocked out Marin Cilic in the opening round, never looked to have the firepower to pull off another shock as Federer set up a clash with either David Goffin or Mikhail Kukushkin.

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.

Roger Federer is back in action for the first time since the US Open this week at the Rolex Shanghai Masters. But before he entertains the fans with his play at the ATP Masters 1000 event, he did so in a Roger Federer enjoys a dance-off with Mickey Mouse at the Shanghai Rolex Masters on Saturday.

The Spaniard upset Federer during the 2015 Shanghai second round, snapping an 0-15 record against Top 10 players to stun the defending champion in Read Report: Ramos-Vinolas Upsets Federer In 2015 Shanghai . You May Also Like: Berrettini Starts Shanghai Campaign; Fellow London Contender

Federer trailed 4-1 in the second-set tie-break, but won six of the next seven points to secure his progression as he seeks a third title in Shanghai.

"I got out the blocks quick, played a good match," the 38-year-old said afterwards. "Ramos had his chances in that tie-break up 4-1, that was a nice comeback there."

The likelihood of Federer, who sent down 32 winners, needing a comeback at any stage did not seem high when he breezed through the first set.

He dropped only two points on serve and was clinical in taking his opportunities when returning, breaking Ramos Vinolas three times.

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The Spaniard proved more obdurate in the second, however, with neither player having an opportunity to break serve.

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.

ATP Masters 1000 Roger Federer Shanghai Masters. Federer Makes Winning Start in Shanghai . Jonathan October 10, 2012. I said in my Shanghai Draw post it'd be great if Chinese Wild Card Zhang got through his match and faced Roger today as it'd have been great for the fans.

Roger Federer reflects on his first-round win over Yen-Hsun Lu on Wednesday in Shanghai . Video courtesy TennisTV.com.

A repeat of Ramos Vinolas' success of four years ago looked a possibility when he forged ahead in the tie-break, but Federer was not to be denied and moved a step closer to a 29th Masters 1000 title.

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Federer plans to play at Tokyo 2020 .
Roger Federer has said that he plans to play at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The 20-time Grand Slam champion had previously spoken about his schedule up until the Wimbledon Championships and has now confirmed his desire to be present in Tokyo."At the end of the day my heart decided I would love to play the Olympic Games again," Federer told reporters. © Getty (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage) "I've been debating with my team for a few weeks now, months actually, what I should do in the summer after Wimbledon and before the U.S. Open [in 2020].

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