Andy Murray wins Shanghai Masters opener
Andy Murray's bid to make the end of season ATP World Tour Finals remains on course as he powered through his Shanghai Masters opener yesterday
Shanghai: Andy Murray's bid to make the end of season ATP World Tour Finals remains on course as he powered through his Shanghai Masters opener yesterday, defeating Russia’s Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-1, 7-5.
The 27-year-old Scot is desperate to book his place in next month’s tournament, which features the world’s top eight players, and would need a deep run in Shanghai to help his cause. The 11th seed took one hour 25 minutes to overcome the 29-year-old qualifier in a game in which he got off to a flying start.
Meanwhile, World No 17 Fabio Fognini suffered an embarrassing defeat at the hands of 553-ranked Wang Chuhan of China, who showed great composure under pressure to seal a 7-6(7/5), 6-4 victory.