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Roger Federer wins Shanghai Masters

  • World number three Roger Federer defeated unseeded Gilles Simon in straight sets 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (7-2) to win his first Shanghai Masters title, according to media reports.

    The Frenchman was leading 6-5 in the second set with two set points but unforced errors gave the 33-year-old Federer the chance to claw back in. Federer, a 17-time Grand Slam winner, said winning Asia’s biggest tournament was a “treat.” 

    Though the 29-year-old Simon and his Swiss opponent were equally matched when it came to the baseline, Federer was far better at the net.

     

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