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Nadal crashes out in Shanghai Rd 3

World No 2 Rafael Nadal crashed out of the Shanghai Masters yesterday, losing to Germany's Florian Mayer 6-7 (5/7), 3-6. The Spanish top seed lost a first set tie-break to Mayer, seeded 15th, and two breaks of serve for the German in the second set of the third round match gave him the victory.


Rafael Nadal after yesterday's Rd 3 Shanghai Masters loss.
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Meanwhile, Defending champion Andy Murray survived a testing encounter with Stanislas Wawrinka to reach the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters yesterday as David Ferrer saved three match points to progress.

Second seed Murray won 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 under the roof at the Qi Zhong stadium. Earlier, Spain's Ferrer edged into the last eight when he beat injured compatriot Juan Carlos Ferrero 1-6, 7-5, 6-2. American 10th seed Andy Roddick reached the last eight after an impressive 6-3, 6-4 win over Nicolas Almagro, seeded seven, of Spain.

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