Shanghai Masters Second Round
Shanghai Men’s Singles Second Round Wed Oct 8
1- Novak Djokovic beat Dominic Thiem 6-3 6-4
Feliciano Lopez beat 2-Rafael Nadal 6-37-6(6)
3-Roger Federer beat Leonardo Mayer 7-5 3-6 7-6(7)
Gilles Simon beat 4-Stan Wawrinka 5-7 7-5 6-4
5-David Ferrer beat Martin Klizan 4-6 7-6(4) 6-4
6-Tomas Berdych beat Richard Gasquet 6-3 6-1
Jack Sock beat 7-Kei Nishikori 7-6(5) 6-4
Juan Monac0 beat 8-Milos Raonic 5-2 ret.
Julien Benneteau beat 10-Grigor Dimitrov 7-5 6-3
11-Andy Murray beat Jerzy Janowicz 7-5 6-2
13-John Isner beat Steve Johnson 7-6(6) 7-6(7)
14-Roberto Bautista Agut vs Vasek Pospisil
Malek Jaziri beat Wang Chuhan 6-0 6-4
Mikhail Youzhny beat Ivan Dodig 7-6(7) 6-7(4) 6-3
Federer Edges Mayer; Nadal, Stan, Nishikori, Dimitrov, Raonic Exit; Djokovic, Murray Win
atpworldtour.com: October 8 2014 Shanghai, China - Roger Federer saved five match points on Wednesday as he opened his quest for a first Shanghai Rolex Masters title.
The third seed, who finished runner-up to Andy Murray in the 2010 final, beat Leonardo Mayer in a 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(7) second-round victory, which lasted two hours and 42 minutes. It was the second-most match points he has saved in his career. Federer saved seven match points in his 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(10) first-round win over Scott Draper at the 2003 Western & Southern Open. Federer will play No. 14 seed Roberto Bautista Agut during Thursday’s night session
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic clinched his 50th win of the season Wednesday as he opened his Shanghai Rolex Masters title defence with a 6-3, 6-4 win over rising star Dominic Thiem. The Serb is undefeated in his past 26 matches in China, with that run taking in back-to-back victories in Shanghai in 2012-13 and three successive triumphs at the China Open in Beijing from 2012-14.
In his first meeting with the 21-year-old Thiem, Djokovic withstood impressive shot-making from the Austrian to advance in 88 minutes. The Belgrade native won 76 per cent of his service points and converted two of his eight break points.
Andy Murray avoided the spate of upsets of Barclays ATP World Tour Finals contenders on Wednesday at the Shanghai Rolex Masters, but Kei Nishikori and Grigor Dimitrov saw their bids halted for the time being. For the second week in a row, Murray overcame Jerzy Janowicz, finishing strongly to beat the ailing Pole 7-5, 6-2 in 89 minutes. The 27-year-old Murray is chasing his third title in Shanghai, having won this ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title in 2010 (d. Federer) and 2011 (d. Ferrer).
Jack Sock recorded his first Top 10 win (1-5 record) as he upset Nishikori 7-6(5), 6-4 in the second round. The American fired 13 aces and won 80 per cent of his service points as he ended Nishikori’s nine-match winning streak with victory in 84 minutes. Nishikori came into Shanghai on the back of titles in Kuala Lumpur (d. Benneteau) and Tokyo (d. Raonic).
The 22-year-old Sock had battled past Bernard Tomic in the first round and improves to a 23-17 mark on the season. The right-hander is making his main draw debut in Shanghai and goes on to face Julien Benneteau for a quarter-final spot after the Frenchman pulled off another upset.
Dimitrov was looking for a big week to make up ground in the Emirates ATP Race To London, but was beaten 7-5, 6-3 by recent Kuala Lumpur runner-up Benneteau. The Bulgarian is No. 11 in the year-to-date standings, three places off a qualification spot for the season finale, where he is looking to make his debut.
Rafael Nadal plans to play out the rest of the 2014 season, sharing on Wednesday in Shanghai that he plans to have surgery to remove his appendix following the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
“My thought is to continue with Basel, Paris and London,” said the World No. 2. “It's true that the past few months I did not have the best of luck. I didn't have the best of luck since Wimbledon. I was playing a good year, very positive year. After that I was unlucky with the wrist, what's going on now. Now there remains three more tournaments for me.”
Nadal had returned to the court for the first time since Wimbledon last week in Beijing, before being diagnosed with appendicitis on Sunday ahead of the Shanghai Rolex Masters. He received an aggressive course of antibiotics intravenously, and was able to play his second-round opening match against Feliciano Lopez on Wednesday. Nadal lost 6-3, 7-6(6).