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Federer battles past Medvedev to begin Shanghai title defence

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By ITN News Editor October 11, 2018 13:31

Federer battles past Medvedev to begin Shanghai title defence

Top seed and defending champion Roger Federer battled past in-form Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-4 4-6 6-4 to reach the last-16 at the Shanghai Masters.Federer, playing his first Tour-level match since suffering a shock fourth-round defeat by John Millman at the U.S. Open last month, broke Medvedev twice to take the opening set.Fresh off the biggest title of his career in Tokyo, Medvedev saved a break point early in the second set and that gave him momentum to grab a break of his own to force a decider.Both players failed to take their opportunities to take an early lead in the final set before two unforced errors from Medvedev handed Federer a break in the ninth game.The 37-year-old Swiss served out the match in just under two hours to keep hopes of a third Shanghai title alive. He will next face Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut, who beat American Mackenzie McDonald 3-6 6-4 6-1.

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By ITN News Editor October 11, 2018 13:31
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