Murray Gets Into It With Fognini In Shanghai, Federer Wins; Djokovic Wed.
Drama filled the end of the day in Shanghai on Monday as Andy Murray and Fabio Fognini got into it during their second round clash.
At 5-all in the third set, someone shouted just as Murray put away a volley. The Scot looked in the direction of the noise which seemed to indicate it came from Fognini. Things escalted on the changeover with Murray telling the Italian to “shut up!”
✋ 'SHUT UP!'
😳 Andy Murray was not happy with Fabio Fognini in their Shanghai Masters clash…pic.twitter.com/jlubh3XS0X
— Sporting Life (@SportingLife) October 8, 2019
Fognini went on to take the match in a tiebreaker 7-6(4), 2-6, 7-6(2).
“There is a lot of things that I need to get better at, and I can do much better,” said Murray. “I will go away and I’ll work on those things and be in a better position next time I play against him.
“I served for the match twice and lost after three hours, so, I want to say that’s the first time ever in my career that that’s happened,” he said. “I don’t know. But I think it’s the first time I served for a match twice and not won. So I’m disappointed about that.”
Earlier, Roger Federer eased into the third round getting through Alberto Ramos Vinolos 6-2, 7-6(5) who beat the Swiss in Shanghai four years ago.
“Had a really good first set,” said Federer who never faced a break point. “I focused and had good energy, because when you travel around the globe, you’re missing a bit of energy. Those first few games or matches can be sometimes a bit tricky. So I thought that went very well for me.”
Federer will now take on either David Goffin or Mikhail Kukushkin.
Daniil Medvedev won his 25th match in his last 28 upending Cameron Norrie 6-3, 6-1. And in a minor upset, Hubert Hurkacz eliminated Gael Monfils 6-2, 7-6(1).
On tap Wednesday, 4-time champion Novak Djokovic returns to meet Denis Shapovalov and Stefanos Tsitsipas tries to break the spell of Felix Auger-Aliassime who has never lost to the Greek either on tour or in the juniors.
TUESDAY SHANGHAI SCHEDULE
Center Court 1 Starts At 12:30 Pm
2nd Rd Felix Auger-Aliassime v (6) Stefanos Tsitsipas
Not Before 2:00 Pm
2nd Rd(5) Alexander Zverev v (Q) Jeremy Chardy
Not Before 6:30 Pm
2nd Rd(1) Novak Djokovic v Denis Shapovalov
2nd Rd(Q) Pablo Carreno Busta v (4) Dominic Thiem
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