Federer crashes out of Shanghai Masters in second round

Johannesburg, Oct.13 (ANI): World number three and defending champion Roger Federer crashed out of the Shanghai Masters after suffering a second round defeat at the hands of Albert Ramos-Vinolas on Tuesday.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion, who returned to action after three weeks, was beaten 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-3 by his Spanish opponent in a contest that lasted over two hours.

Although Federer staged a strong comeback to secure the second set, the Swiss looked rusty throughout the match as he succumbed in the decider against the 70th-ranked qualifier, Sport24 reported.

Ramos-Vinolas will next face either France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or Victor Estrella Burgos in the third round. (ANI)

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