Rusty Roger Federer downs Daniil Medvedev to advance at Shanghai Masters

Roger Federer celebrates

Roger Federer has opened up his Shanghai Masters defence with a battling win over Daniil Medvedev.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion was playing his first ATP Tour match since his shock defeat to John Millman at the US Open, and there were some signs of rust on show.

Medvedev was not going down easily either, especially after picking up his biggest title to date in Tokyo last week.

However, Federer had enough in his locker to move into round three with a 6-4 4-6 6-4 success.

He’ll now face former Shanghai Masters finalist Roberto Bautista Agut.

Shanghai Masters Last 16 draw

Roger Federer (1) v Roberto Bautista Agut
Sam Querrey v Kei Nishikori (8)
Juan Martin del Potro (3) v Borna Coric (13)
Peter Gojowczyk v Matthew Ebden
Nicolas Jarry v Kyle Edmund (11)
Alex de Minaur v Alexander Zverev (4)
Kevin Anderson (7) v Stefanos Tsitsipas (10)
Marco Cecchinato (16) v Novak Djokovic (2)

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