Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Federer forced to battle again on way to Shanghai quarters

Roger Federer says he is in top condition for his title defence Roger Federer says he is in top condition for his title defence. More
Sidney Guerrero | 12 October, 2018, 00:28

Nevertheless, the top seed insisted he was content with how he's playing. He beat the Croatian 6-4 6-3 6-1 in the US Open fourth round last month. I played some great tennis at the end to make a difference and I am happy to be in the next round tomorrow.

Curiously, Bautista Agut - who is better known for his durability and baseline rallies - served more aces than Federer and he had the better of proceedings in the second and third sets. I mean, he really caught fire, I thought. "I am feeling very fresh and have a lot of energy so I'll have no excuses".

Juan Martin del Potro and Alexander Zverev had to overcome illness.

Normal order appeared to have been restored when the 20-time Grand Slam champion comfortably claimed the first set against Bautista Agut.

Bautista Agut, a finalist here in 2016, finally offered Federer an opening to take control by surrendering his serve in the ninth game of the third set. Nishikori ousted Sam Querrey 7-6 (7), 6-4 on Thursday. Del Potro had the knee wrapped but called it quits after losing the first set 7-5.

Djokovic enjoyed a measure of revenge as he booked his spot in the quarter-finals with a 6-4, 6-0 demolition of Marco Cecchinato.

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"It's very important I won today after Beijing because it gives me a lot of confidence for a big match that I have", Basilashvili said. "I was aggressive when I needed to be".

The Swiss looks some way short of his best form and for the second match in a row dropped a set.

Since Djokovic lost that French Open match to Cecchinato, he's won 28 of his 30 matches. The Serb is on a 15-match winning streak, which includes title runs at Cincinnati and the U.S. Open. He's bidding to win a record fourth Shanghai title this week.

Djokovic will play South Africa's seventh seed Kevin Anderson and said he was arrowing in on Rafael Nadal's top ranking.

Novak Djokovic, the hottest player on the men's tour in the second half of the year, never faced a break point in putting away Jeremy Chardy of France 6-3, 7-5 at the Shanghai Masters on Tuesday.

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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