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Federer Takes Down Simon to Win First Shanghai Masters 1000 Title

Federer Wins Shanghai Masters 1000 Title

Hey all, what a week for the GOAT huh? Save 5 match points on Wednesday and then lift the title on Sunday. As if beating Djokovic in sublime style wasn’t enough, Roger topped off his week in Shanghai defeating surprise package Gilles Simon 7-6(6) 7-6(2) to lift his 23rd Masters 1000 title overall and 1st in Shanghai. This one wasn’t ... Read More »

Federer Masterclass Breaks Djokovic Win Streak in Shanghai

Federer takes down Djokovic Shanghai 2014

Boom! Masterclass from Federer here as he snapped the Djokovic 28 match winning streak in Asia with a 6-4 6-4 victory in 1 hour 35 minutes. Both players said they had to play their A game before the encounter but it was Fed who executed the peRFect gameplan. Dominating with his serve + forehand and then using chip & charge ... Read More »

Electric Federer Defeats Benneteau in Shanghai

Federer defeat Benneteau Shanghai

A high quality encounter here as Federer took down an in form Julien Benneteau 7-6(4) 6-0 to book his spot in the Shanghai Semi Finals. Without doubt Roger’s best match of the week and Benneteau threw the kitchen sink at him in the first set but Roger matched him all the way. The tie break was a bit of an ... Read More »

Federer Brushes Aside Bautista Agut in Shanghai

Federer defeats Agut Shanghai

A drama free day today as Federer comprehensively beat Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4 6-2 to book his spot in the Shanghai Quarter Finals. A much improved performance from his one against Mayer yesterday night; any rust appears to have worn off as the Swiss hit 33 winners and didn’t drop serve in the 1 hour 14 minute encounter. As I ... Read More »

Federer Saves 5 Match Points En Route To Shanghai Win vs Mayer

Federer Defeat Mayer Shanghai 2014

Hey guys, the GOAT’s underway in Shanghai and if you were expecting a routine drama free match then this one will certainly have caught you by surprise. I’m still not quite sure how Fed won it really but he did so 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(7) saving 5 match points in the process. Mayer clearly should have won this one in straights ... Read More »

Roger Federer’s Outfit for the Shanghai Rolex Masters 2014

Federer Shanghai Outfit 2014

I’m a little late posting this but here’s Roger’s outfit for the Shanghai Rolex Masters 1000 2014. I wasn’t sure what he would be taking to the court in and originally thought this one was for the World Tour Finals, but he’s been practising in the red trainers so I’m guessing he’ll be stepping onto the Qizhong Forest Sports City ... Read More »

Shanghai Draw 2014: Federer Returns to Action

Shanghai Masters 1000 Draw 2014

Hey all, it’s been a while since Fed was last in action but he returns next week at the Shanghai Rolex Masters for his first tournament back after the US Open loss to Cilic. Shanghai has been a reasonable tournament for the Swiss in sense that he always plays quite well but he’s never been able to play his best ... Read More »

Shanghai Turns Into Shanglow For Federer

Monfils defeats Federer Shanghai

Hey all, another Masters 1000 comes to a disappointing and premature end as Roger lost to Monfils 6-4 6-7(5) 6-3 to bow out in the last 16 for the second tournament in row. It’s meant his World Tour Finals qualification hopes have taken another hit but perhaps more worryingly this was another telling loss at the hands of an opponent ... Read More »

Federer Defeats Seppi in Shanghai

Federer def Seppi in Shanghai

Roger Federer’s Shanghai campaign got off to an almost hiccup free start as he defeated Andreas Seppi 6-4 6-3 to move into the third round where he’ll meat Gael Monfils. It was Roger’s first competitive match since his loss to Robredo at the US Open so it was difficult to know what to expect from him or where his game ... Read More »

Shanghai Draw 2013 – Federer Could Face Djokovic in Quarters

Federer Shanghai Draw 2013

The Shanghai Rolex Masters 2013 draw is out and it looks fairly decent from Roger’s perspective as he’s landed in Djokovic’s Quarter and has some potentially nice matchups should he make the latter stages. It’s of course the first time he’s played since the US Open where he played a terrible match vs. Robredo so nothing is a given in ... Read More »