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Murray Paradox

Andy Murray Shanghai Rolex Masters title

Andy Murray has been showing some incredible results lately, winning three tournaments in as many weeks, including ATP Masters 1000 Tournament in Shanghai. This is a milestone achieved by only a few players. By defending the title in Shanghai, the British number one officially became the third-ranked player in ATP, and is likely to finish the year on the third place.

Well, of course many will say that Shanghai Rolex Masters field was not very strong, due to the absence of red-hot Djokovic, always strong Federer, as well as Soderling and Del Potro, and after Nadal, Fish and several other top players were ousted in earlier rounds, yet it can’t be used as a reason to diminish Murray’s achievement, and the tremendous form he showed during the last three weeks. The Scott should only regret that the top form visited him two weeks after the last Grand Slam tournament of 2011 was over, and three months ahead of the Australian Open 2012.

Shanghai Masters Quater-Finals Results

David Ferrer Win over Andy Roddick

Friday was the time of quater-final battles at Shanghai Rolex Masters.

The first match of the day featured a battle of two famed veterans, No. 3 seed David Ferrer up against Andy Roddick, seeded No. 10th. It was yet another dramatic match for the Spaniard, who had to battle all the way from losing the first set at tie-break.

Ferrer got his game to another level in the second set, taking it by storm at 6-2. In the early games of the third set, Roddick earned three break-points, but failed to realize them, boosting Ferrer’s confidence.

Rafael Nadal sensationally ousted in Shanghai by Mayer

Rafael Nadal lost to Florian Mayer in Shanghai

Florian Mayer scored the biggest win of his career on Thursday, when he sensationally ousted World No. 2 Rafael Nadal 7-6(5), 6-3 to reach the Shanghai Rolex Masters quarter-finals. German No. 15 seed needed one hour and 48 minutes to send the Spanish superstar packing.

Nadal withstood pressure from Mayer, saving two set points at 4-5 and even led 4-2 in the tie-break, yet Mayer remained more than consistent on his serve to clinch the 64-minute first set,dropping only 7 points on serve.

Stanislas Wawrinka visits Shanghai Children Hospital

Stanislas Wawrinka Visits Shanghai Children Hospital

Stanislas Wawrinka paid a visit to the Shanghai United Children Hospital on after getting to the third round at the Shanghai Rolex Masters.

The 26-year-old Swiss number Two met with kids, their parents and doctors at the hospital.