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Unconvinced, Federer goes to the second round in Shanghai

Unconvinced, Federer goes to the second round in Shanghai

The Swiss Roger Federer, 3rd in the world, qualified for the last 16 of the Shanghai Masters 1000 by defeating, without displaying a great game, the Spanish Albert Ramos (46th) 6-2, 7-6 (7/5).

The Swiss, who is playing his first official tournament since leaving the US Open quarterfinal in early September due to upper back and neck pain, dominated the first set but slowed down in the second.

Ramos reached the tie break, but Federer, a two-time winner in the Chinese city (2014, 2017) accelerated again and closed the duel on his first match point.

Exempt in the first round, he will meet Mikhail Kukushkin (57th) or David Goffin (14th) for a place in the quarterfinals.

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In addition, Argentine Guido Pella (21st in the world) lost this Tuesday in the first round against Australian John Millman 6-3, 7-5.

Pella’s defeat joins those of his compatriots Diego Schwartzman and Juan Ignacio Londero, who lost a day earlier to Vasek Pospisil and Andy Murray respectively.

In one of the matches played so far in the second round, Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili (26th) eliminated Frenchman Benoît Paire (23rd).

The Shanghai Tournament, the penultimate of the Masters 1000 category on the ATP calendar, is played on hard surfaces and distributes $ 7,473,620 in prizes.

– Results of the Shanghai Tournament:

– Men’s Individual – First round:

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Lucas Pouille (FRA) defeated Zhe Li (CHN) 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-4

John Isner (USA / N.16) bt Alex De Minaur (AUS) 7-6 (7/1), 6-4

Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) to Alexander Bublik (KAZ) 7-6 (7/5), 4-0 and abandonment

Reilly Opelka (USA) bt Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 6-3, 6-4

Matteo Berrettini (ITA / N.11) bt Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 6-2, 6-1

John Millman (AUS) bt Guido Pella (ARG) 6-3, 7-5

Andrey Rublev (RUS) bt Borna Coric (CRO / N.12) 6-4, 7-6 (7/4)

David Goffin (BEL / N.13) bt Richard Gasquet (FRA) 6-2, 6-3

– Men’s Individual – Second round:

Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO / N.15) defeated Benoît Paire (FRA) 6-4, 1-6, 6-1

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Hubert Hurkacz (POL) defeated Gael Monfils (FRA / N.9) 6-2, 7-6 (7/1)

Vasek Pospisil (CAN) to João Sousa (POR) 6-3, 7-5

Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO / N.15) to Benoît Paire (FRA) 6-4, 1-6, 6-1

Roger Federer (SUI / N.2) to Albert Ramos (ESP) 6-2, 7-6 (7/5). AFP

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