Published: Thu, October 10, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Roger Federer, Daniil Medvedev reach third round at Shanghai Masters

Roger Federer, Daniil Medvedev reach third round at Shanghai Masters

Fognini squeezed past Murray in three sets 7-6, 2-6, 7-6 on a tie break in the deciding set to book his place in the last 16, but the win was ladened with bad tempered incidents in the match.

Andy Murray was involved in an angry exchange with Fabio Fognini at the Shanghai Masters on Tuesday, telling his opponent to "shut up" on his way to a second-round defeat.

But Murray emerged on the better side of the volley of breaks and served for the match after more than two hours.

Four years after a stunning second-round loss to Albert Ramos-Vinolas at this venue, No. 2 seed Roger Federer defeated the Spaniard 6-2, 7-6 (5) on Tuesday at the Shanghai Masters in China.

"These last few weeks I have played more matches", Murray said.

Former number one Andy Murray was annoyed he twice served for the match but failed to win. I wished to know where the sound got here from and it got here from him, which you're no longer allowed to make.

Murray, who is now ranked 289th in the world, played in the doubles and mixed doubles at Wimbledon, partnering Serena Williams in the latter, and made his singles return in Cincinnati in August.

"I focused and had good energy, because sometimes, you know when you travel around the globe, you're missing a bit of energy", Federer said.

He had also charged the net more often, in a striking attempt to take the initiative with some aggressive play.

The 21-year-old was forced to save three consecutive set points at 3/6 in the first-set tie-break and nearly let a 5-1 lead slip in the second set, before converting his sixth match point.

US Open runner-up and third seed Daniil Medvedev, on the other hand, claimed a thumping win over British qualifier Cameron Norrie 6-3, 6-1 in the second-round clash which lasted for 54-minutes. Djokovic is playing with great control and confidence and I see him having too much for John Isner in this match. The 29-year-old Canadian has dropped only three first-serve points in his first two matches.

The 32-year-old from Serbia, who could again face Medvedev in the Shanghai semi-finals, said it was hard to find a weakness in the Russian's game."He's improved his movement, his fitness".

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