ATP Shanghai: Alexander Zverevs stands strong. Edmund and Anderson win

Del Potro was definitely sick in Beijing final admits Nikoloz Basilashvili

Del Potro). Zverev, who is through to the Shanghai third round for the third consecutive year, lifted his third ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown earlier this year at the Mutua Madrid Open (d.

"I'm happy to have a tough match behind my back and now looking forward to what the tournament holds for me now".

One moment in the match though went viral for hilarious reasons. "He's almost top 30 and obviously playing great tennis, as well". The Argentine was the most recent player to clinch a berth, which he did last week in Beijing with a runner-up performance.

But under pressure from the 32-year-old Gasquet, the third seed belatedly found his rhythm, coming from behind in both sets to win 7-5, 7-6 (9/7).

On Tuesday, Roger Federer, who was a ball boy once himself, came out and said that players much respect the ball kids and unpaid volunteers because "they are also maybe the future of our game".

The 14-time grand slam champion, who won the Wimbledon and US Open titles this year, had his run at the French Open stopped by Cecchinato in a shock quarter-final defeat in June.

"I played alright", Zverev assessed. "I did everything that I needed to win", said Zverev.

"I would love to feel better", he added.

He was the dominant figure on the court today as well, losing 13 points in nine service games and saving all five break points he faced in two different service games when he had to work hard to stay unbroken. "I have been talking with the doctors every day". But I'm going like hour by hour and see how I'm feeling.



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