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Sport Federer battles past Goffin into Shanghai Masters quarter-final

17:00  10 october  2019
17:00  10 october  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

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  Federer battles past Goffin into Shanghai Masters quarter-final © Andy Wong/AP Photo

Roger Federer was pushed to the limit by David Goffin as the world number three battled through to the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters.

Backed by vociferous support from the crowd, Federer was firmly tested by Goffin but the 38-year-old eventually came out on top 7-6 (9-7) 6-4 on Thursday.

  Federer battles past Goffin into Shanghai Masters quarter-final © Andy Wong/AP Photo   Federer battles past Goffin into Shanghai Masters quarter-final © Andy Wong/AP Photo

While fellow favourite Novak Djokovic cruised through his tie with John Isner, Federer was far from at his sharpest, with world number 14 Goffin capitalising on some rusty play from the veteran in the opening set.

Goffin squandered a break point as Federer laboured to a hold of serve in the third game, though the Belgian had to save a set point at 4-5 down.

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Roger Federer is going for his third Rolex Shanghai Masters title this week. Goffin rebounded in the second set, but Federer broke in the seventh game when Goffin netted a forehand approach. The Belgian was looking to add 90 points to his ATP Race To London tally by making the quarter - finals .

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The momentum seemed to have swung in Goffin's favour when he broke to take a 6-5 lead but the second seed responded in style, forcing the tie-break with a delicate lob at the culmination of a thrilling rally.

  Federer battles past Goffin into Shanghai Masters quarter-final © Zhe Ji/Getty Images   Federer battles past Goffin into Shanghai Masters quarter-final © Andy Wong/AP Photo

An arduous first set was finally settled after Goffin failed to land a shot down the line - Federer planting a firm cross-court forehand to clinch the lead.

Both players passed up break points throughout the early exchanges of another attritional set, though Federer took the upper hand when Goffin sent a weak effort into the net.

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  Federer battles past Goffin into Shanghai Masters quarter-final © Andy Wong/AP Photo   Federer battles past Goffin into Shanghai Masters quarter-final © Fred Lee/Getty Images

With Federer holding the next game with ease, Goffin served brilliantly to stay in the match.

It was to no avail, though, a cushioned drop shot setting the 20-time grand slam champion up to serve out a hard-fought victory with an ace.

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