World No. 3 tennis legend Roger Federer has finally returned the favour back to brilliant Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas in this year’s Rolex Shanghai Masters tournament on Tuesday. The 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer who lost his title in the 2015 Shanghai Masters due to disappointing loss against Spanish star, finally took the revenge and thrashed Albert Ramos in the second round of the ongoing tournament.
The Swiss veteran Federer took one hour and 26 minutes to topple the old-foe by 6-2, 7-6 (5) margin. In his second encounter of the prestigious tournament, Federer seemed to look very aggressive against Albert as he started the game fiercely. The experienced third-ranked player took the early lead in the first set of the game and wrapped up the round in 33 minutes only. However, in the second-set, Albert Ramos tried his best to bounce back but Federer successfully sealed the match with a clinical win.
Earlier in the campaign opener, the 31-year-old experienced Spaniard Albert easily clinched the win over Croatian star Marin Cilic by 6-4, 6-4 scoreline. In this way, he set his meeting with the tennis great Roger Federer in the next round at ATP Masters 1000 event in China. But Federer ended all his hopes and cruised past the talented with a perfect win.
In the post-match presentation when Federer was reminded of the 2015 loss against the Spaniard, he said, “I was thinking about it. Watched highlights. Remember how it felt. I had my chances. I won many more points at that time than I lost, so I should have actually won that match”. The next opponent for Federer has not been confirmed so far but one thing is for sure that the upcoming battles for the Swiss in Shanghai Masters are going to much more exciting.
Apart from Roger Federer, World No. 4 tennis star Daniil Medvedev of Russia and 13th-ranked Matteo Berrettini of Italy also paved their ways to the third round of Shanghai Masters 2019. When on one side, the Russian professional Medvedev beat British player Cameron Norrie in the second round by 6-3, 6-1 comfortable margin, the Italian Berrettini on the other, defeated Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany by 6-2, 6-1 in the second encounter.