Shanghai Open: Roger Federer defeats Daniil Medvedev

Rex Christensen
October 13, 2018

It soon went from bad to worse for the top seed as Bautista Agut struck a clean forehand up the line to break again as he reeled off four games in a row to lead 4-1. "It's fast, it's heavy, it's heavy balls and cold conditions so I feel that you have to take a big cut of the ball to make real damage". I was a bit disappointed with my play there.

"When she won the Grand Slams I think more people chose to try tennis and try to believe in themselves".

But soon, Medvedev settled down and got the break back nearly immediately to level the set at 2-2 as Federer started making a lot of errors, especially on the forehand side.

He will face Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut for a quarter-final spot as he continues his quest for a third title in Shanghai.

Federer will play eighth-seeded Kei Nishikori, a finalist in Tokyo last week, in the quarterfinals. Nishikori ousted Sam Querrey 7-6 (7), 6-4 on Thursday.

Del Potro will face Borna Coric in the next round.

Then a game later, he played another very poor game to gift the set to an ailing Del Potro 7-5.

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In 2015 Novak Djokovic, now a 14-time Grand Slam victor, apologised to a Wimbledon ball girl after he screamed in her direction, leaving her looking shaken.

After his victory, he said: "It was extremely hard, that is why I was very happy at the end". "I was aggressive when I needed to be".

Federer's large cheering squad - decked out in matching red T-shirts - looked on in disbelief as Medvedev grabbed the second set.

The 16th seed will have to raise his game against Djokovic, who was fuming after suffering a shock loss to the Palermo native in the quarter-finals of the French Open in June. The Serb is on a 15-match winning streak, which includes title runs at Cincinnati and the U.S. Open.

Novak Djokovic stepped up his bid to dethrone Rafael Nadal from the top of the world rankings with a 6-3 7-5 win over Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in the second round of the Shanghai Masters on Tuesday. Djokovic defeated Anderson in straight sets in the Wimbledon final in July.

Rising star Alexander Zverev was similarly emphatic as he brushed aside Australia's new number one, teenager Alex de Minaur, 6-1, 6-4.

Fifth-seeded Marin Cilic became the highest seed toppled in Shanghai when 48th-ranked Nicolas Jarry of Chile rebounded for a 2-6, 7-6 (6), 7-5 second-round win.

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