Shanghai Masters

  • Djokovic beats del Potro to win Shanghai Masters October 13, 2013

    Shanghai: Novak Djokovic successfully defended his title at the Shanghai Masters on Sunday, holding off Juan Martin del Potro 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (3) in a 2½-hour final. The Serb was coming off a win in the China Open in Beijing last week over Rafael Nadal. He also won back-to-back titles in...
  • Nadal ousted by del Potro in Shanghai Masters October 12, 2013

    Shanghai: Top-ranked Rafael Nadal was eliminated in the semifinals of the Shanghai Masters on Saturday, losing 6-2, 6-4 to Juan Martin del Potro. The fifth-ranked Del Potro overpowered Nadal with his deep, punishing groundstrokes, breaking the Spaniard twice at the start of the match to race out to a 4-0 lead. The...
  • Djokovic beats Tsonga to reach Shanghai final October 12, 2013

    Shanghai: Defending champion Novak Djokovic advanced to the final of the Shanghai Masters on Saturday with a 6-2, 7-5 win over France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The top-seeded Serb extended his winning streak in China to 19 straight matches dating back to last year when he won the China Open in Beijing and...
  • Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal edge challengers in Shanghai October 11, 2013

    Shanghai: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic overcame tough challenges in their quarter-finals at the Shanghai Masters on Friday and moved a step closer to a possible showdown in the final. Top-ranked Nadal saved three set points and finally closed out a 20-minute tiebreak in the first set against Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka...
  • Del Potro, Tsonga reach semi-finals in Shanghai October 11, 2013

    Shanghai: Juan Martin del Potro and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga closed in on qualifying for the ATP Finals with quarter-final wins at the Shanghai Masters on Friday. Del Potro had 27 winners and only eight unforced errors in a 6-3, 6-3 win over Spain's Nicolas Almagro. Tsonga dispatched Germany's Florian Mayer 6-2, 6-3. Del...
  • Roger Federer ousted by Gael Monfils in Shanghai Masters October 10, 2013

    Shanghai: Roger Federer fell to another early loss on Thursday, with Gael Monfils beating him 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3 in the third round of the Shanghai Masters. The 17-time Grand Slam champion, who has slipped to No. 7 in the rankings, was playing in his first tournament since losing in the...
  • Del Potro reaches Shanghai quarters after Haas withdraws October 10, 2013

    Shanghai: Sixth seed Juan Martin del Potro became the first player to reach the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Open on Thursday after Tommy Haas withdrew injured. German Haas, who beat compatriot Daniel Brands and American Sam Querrey to reach the third round, had been unable to play due to a...
  • Nadal dismisses Dolgopolov to start campaign in Beijing October 10, 2013

    Beijing: Spain's Rafael Nadal coasted to a 6-3, 6-2 victory on Wednesday over Alexandr Dolgopolov in his opening match at the Shanghai Masters. Nadal dominated his service games against the Ukrainian and did not face a single break point during the match, which he wrapped up in just under an...
  • Djokovic canters as Federer makes winning return October 9, 2013

    Shanghai: Top seed Novak Djokovic launched his Shanghai Open title defence in fine style, breezing past Spain's Marcel Granollers 6-2 6-0 on Wednesday. Later Roger Federer, playing his first singles match since a fourth-round exit at the U.S. Open, made a brisk return to wining ways, beating Andreas Seppi 6-4,...
  • Del Potro hangs on to advance in Shanghai October 9, 2013

    Shanghai: Juan Martin del Potro overcame a tough challenge and 22 aces from Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber to advance to the third round of the Shanghai Masters with a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) victory on Wednesday. The sixth-seeded Argentine is coming off a win at the Japan Open last week and is...
  • Hewitt, Tomic eliminated from Shanghai Masters October 9, 2013

    Sydney: Australian tennis players Lleyton Hewitt and Bernard Tomic both have been knocked out of the Shanghai Masters in their first-round matches, local media reported on Wednesday. Hewitt lost 6-4, 6-2 to Italian Andreas Seppi in straight sets on Tuesday night, as reported. The Australian player grabbed an early break to lead...
  • Kohlschreiber advances to play Del Potro in Shanghai October 9, 2013

    Beijing: Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber and Italy's Andreas Seppi won their first-round matches Tuesday at the Shanghai Masters. They will now take on Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro and Switzerland's Roger Federer respectively. Kohlschreiber defeated Chinese wildcard Mao-Xin Ghong 7-5, 6-2 in just over an hour, hitting nine aces and winning 90...
  • Simon, Gasquet upset at Shanghai Masters October 9, 2013

    Shanghai: Ninth seed Richard Gasquet and 13th seed Gilles Simon were both shocked at the first round of the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament here on Tuesday. Gasquet was beaten 6-3, 6-4 by Canada's Vasek Pospisil. After the defeat, the Frenchman's chance of qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals was...
  • Rafael Nadal eyes record Masters title at Shanghai October 8, 2013

    Shanghai: World No.1 Rafael Nadal looks forward the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament, seeking to win a record sixth ATP Tour Masters 1000 title of the season. The 27-year-old currently leads the way with 26 Masters crowns, his closest challenger being Swiss mogul Roger Federer with 21. No male tennis player has...
  • Richard Gasquet ousted by Vasek Pospisil in Shanghai October 8, 2013

    Shanghai: Richard Gasquet was dealt a setback in his bid to qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals, losing to Vasek Pospisil of Canada 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday in the first round of the Shanghai Masters. The Frenchman, who played in the year-end championships in 2007, is in ninth place in the...
  • Nadal says he's done with tennis politics October 8, 2013

    Shanghai: Rafael Nadal says his belief that too many tournaments are played on hard courts hasn't changed with his success on the surface this year - he's simply given up trying to change the system. The Spaniard, who retook the No. 1 ranking from Novak Djokovic this week, has compiled a...
  • Federer-Zhang win doubles opener at Shanghai Masters October 9, 2013

    Beijing: The wildcard team of Roger Federer and Zhang Ze needed just 48 minutes to beat Kevin Anderson of South Africa and Russian Dmitry Tursunov 6-2, 6-1 in the opening round of the Shanghai Rolex Masters men's doubles event on Monday. The Swiss/Chinese pairing saved the only break point they faced,...
  • Roger Federer already looking forward to 'great' 2014 October 7, 2013

    Looking back is a waste of time, as far as Roger Federer is concerned. While tennis fans and pundits are obsessed with his below-par performance at the four majors this year which has left him in danger of missing the cut for the season-ending ATP finale for the first time...
  • John Isner rallies to beat Santiago Giraldo in Shanghai October 7, 2013

    Shnaghai: John Isner rallied to beat Colombian qualifier Santiago Giraldo 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 on Monday in the first round of the Shanghai Masters. The 14th-seeded American fought off three break points at 5-5 in the third set, then broke Giraldo for the second time to close out the match. Isner could meet...
  • Pankaj Advani rallies to beat Alan McManus August 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani overcame a stiff challenge from Scotland's Alan McManus to reach the penultimate round of the Shanghai Masters snooker qualifiers at the Doncaster Dome in Sheffield, England. A best of 9 frames encounter that lasted almost six hours saw the Glaswegian engage in heavy scoring...
  • Paes-Stepanek win Shanghai Masters October 14, 2012

    Shanghai: Indo-Czech pair of Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek beat the all Indian pairing of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna to lift the Shanghai Masters men's doubles title here on Sunday. After losing the hard fought first set 6-7, Paes and Stepanek came back strong to win the next two. It...
  • It's Paes vs Bhupathi in Shanghai doubels final October 13, 2012

    Shanghai: Indian duo of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna has set up a summit clash with Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek after both the pairs won their respective semifinal matches in the Shanghai Masters here Saturday. The seventh seeded Indian combo reached its second ATP World Tour Masters...
  • Novak Djokovic reaches Shanghai Masters final October 13, 2012

    Shanghai: Novak Djokovic moved into his 10th final of the season Saturday after beating fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-4 in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters. Djokovic is looking for his fifth title of the year and second straight after winning in Beijing last week. He will play the winner...
  • Federer and Murray set up Shanghai semi-final clash November 16, 2012

    Shanghai: For the first time in the four-year existence of the Shanghai Masters, the top four seeds have reached the semi-finals. Top-seeded Roger Federer, No. 2 Novak Djokovic, No. 3 Andy Murray, and No. 4 Tomas Berdych succeeded in meeting the expectations of their seedings on Friday. The top four men's...
  • Bhupathi-Bopanna move into Shanghai semi-finals October 12, 2012

    Shanghai: Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna may meet Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek in the summit clash of the Shanghai Masters, after reaching the semi-finals of the elite ATP tournament, here on Friday. Bhupathi and Bopanna, seeded seventh, shocked second seeds Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor 7-6(7), 6-4 in one hour...
  • Murray, Djokovic reach Shanghai Masters semi-final November 16, 2012

    Shanghai: Two-time defending champion Andy Murray reached the Shanghai Masters semi-finals with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 win over Radek Stepanek on Friday. Murray, who improved to 11-0 in Shanghai, will next play either top-seeded Roger Federer or Marin Cilic. "I just managed to turn it around in time," Murray said. "I played...
  • Roger Federer wins, to stay No. 1 for 300th week October 12, 2012

    Shanghai: Roger Federer assured himself the No. 1 ranking for the 300th week of his career by beating Davis Cup teammate Stanislas Wawrinka 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-0 on Thursday in the third round of the Shanghai Masters. "It's obviously an amazing number and I never thought of anything like this when...
  • Murray dispatches Dolgopolov in Shanghai Masters October 11, 2012

    Shanghai: Britain's Andy Murray ousted Ukraine's Alexander Dolgopolov in their third-round match at the Shanghai Masters on Thursday. It was the first game of the tournament for the defending champion and third seed who got a bye in the first round and saw second-round opponent Florian Mayer pull out through...
  • Djokovic cruises into Shanghai Masters quarters November 16, 2012

    Shanghai: Novak Djokovic reached the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters here Thursday after beating Spain's Feliciano Lopez in straight sets. The players spent a little over an hour on the court before the World No.2 sealed a 6-3, 6-3 win. The Serbian next faces either compatriot Janko Tipsarevic, seeded six, or...
  • Bhupathi-Bopanna, Paes-Stepanek progress in Shanghai October 11, 2012

    Shanghai: Indian doubles tennis players advanced to the quarterfinals of the Shanghai Masters here Thursday. Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna and Indo-Czech pairing of Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek registered straight set victories to advance in the penultimate ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event of the year. Bhupathi and...