Shanghai Masters

  • Djokovic beats del Potro to win Shanghai Masters 13-10-2013 05:31 PM

    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 2-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...
  • Nadal ousted by del Potro in Shanghai Masters 12-10-2013 07:53 PM

    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...
  • Djokovic beats Tsonga to reach Shanghai final 12-10-2013 04:38 PM

    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...
  • Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal edge challengers in Shanghai 11-10-2013 07:49 PM

    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...
  • Del Potro, Tsonga reach semi-finals in Shanghai 11-10-2013 02:59 PM

    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,...
  • Roger Federer ousted by Gael Monfils in Shanghai Masters 10-10-2013 05:29 PM

    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...
  • Del Potro reaches Shanghai quarters after Haas withdraws 10-10-2013 02:21 PM

    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 10-10-2013 09:47 AM

    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 09-10-2013 04:41 PM

    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 09-10-2013 03:29 PM

    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...
  • Hewitt, Tomic eliminated from Shanghai Masters 09-10-2013 08:31 AM

    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...
  • Kohlschreiber advances to play Del Potro in Shanghai 09-10-2013 08:30 AM

    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...
  • Simon, Gasquet upset at Shanghai Masters 09-10-2013 08:22 AM

    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 08-10-2013 07:43 PM

    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...
  • Richard Gasquet ousted by Vasek Pospisil in Shanghai 08-10-2013 04:47 PM

    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...
  • Nadal says he's done with tennis politics 08-10-2013 02:16 PM

    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...
  • Federer-Zhang win doubles opener at Shanghai Masters 08-10-2013 09:03 AM

    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...
  • Roger Federer already looking forward to 'great' 2014 07-10-2013 09:15 PM

    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 07-10-2013 04:38 PM

    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...
  • Pankaj Advani rallies to beat Alan McManus 09-08-2013 04:31 PM

    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...
  • McIlroy wins Shanghai Masters in play-off 31-10-2011 06:08 PM

    Shanghai: US Open champion Rory McIlroy won $2 million in the Shanghai Masters on Sunday, beating Anthony Kim with a par on the first hole of a playoff. McIlroy holed a 2-foot putt for the victory after Kim missed a 3-footer. McIlroy had a chance to win in regulation, but...
  • London may lose ATP finals over tax, warns Nadal 16-10-2011 09:23 PM

    Shanghai: London risks losing the showcase end-of-season ATP World Tour Finals because of the high rate of British tax, world number one Rafael Nadal said. The Spaniard believes the 50 percent tax on players' appearance fees, winnings and a proportion of their worldwide endorsement earnings could see the glamour event...
  • Murray beats Ferrer to win Shanghai Masters 16-10-2011 05:03 PM

    Shanghai: Defending champion Andy Murray defeated David Ferrer 7-5, 6-4 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday, ensuring he'll vault past Roger Federer to No. 3 in the ATP rankings. The Scot, currently ranked fourth, had made finishing the season at No. 3 one of his main goals of the...
  • Murray, Ferrer reach Shanghai finals 15-10-2011 07:35 PM

    Shanghai: Andy Murray overpowered Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-0 in under an hour on Saturday to set up a Shanghai Masters final against David Ferrer. Ferrer struggled to beat fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-3, the third straight match the fifth-ranked player has come back to win after...
  • Lea-Hesh knocked out of Shanghai Masters 15-10-2011 02:24 PM

    Shanghai: Fourth seeds Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi lost in straight sets to second seeds Daniel Nestor and Max Mirnyi to bow out of the ATP Shanghai Masters, here on Saturday. The Indian Express fought back in the second set before going down 1-6, 4-6 in just 52 minutes against...
  • Murray eases into semis at Shanghai Masters 14-10-2011 10:19 PM

    Shanghai: Andy Murray eased into the semifinals of the Shanghai Masters with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Australian qualifier Matthew Ebden on Friday. The second-seeded Scot has won 23 of his last 24 matches since mid-August, with the only loss coming to Rafael Nadal in the semifinals of the U.S....
  • Roddick loses to Ferrer in Shanghai quarters 14-10-2011 07:40 PM

    Shanghai: Andy Roddick lost to David Ferrer 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (2) on Friday in the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters. Ferrer had a string of errors to drop the first-set tie-breaker in the match, but he cleaned up his game in the second set, striking winners off the forehand...
  • No plan of a players' strike, clarifies Murray 13-10-2011 11:50 PM

    Shanghai: Andy Murray rowed back on suggestions that players could strike over the crowded tennis calendar, saying that he and his rivals had been unfairly portrayed as spoilt. "Me, and not any of the players I know, want to strike," the world number four said at the Shanghai Masters. Murray,...
  • Nadal calls for standardised tournament balls 13-10-2011 11:45 PM

    Shanghai: Tennis players risked injury because of the constant change of ball designs at tournaments, world number two Rafael Nadal said on Wednesday. Nadal echoed Shanghai Masters defending champion Andy Murray in complaining that commercial pressure from tournament sponsors had resulted in three ball changes over the last three events...