Shanghai Rolex Masters 2016: Monday Tennis Scores, Results and Updated Schedule

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistOctober 10, 2016

SHANGHAI, CHINA - OCTOBER 10:  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France returns a shot to Florian Mayer of Germany during the first round of ATP Shanghai Rolex Masters 2016 on Day 2 at Qi Zhong Tennis Centre on October 10, 2016 in Shanghai, China.  (Photo by Kevin Lee/Getty Images)
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga sailed through the first round of the 2016 Shanghai Rolex Masters on Monday, as he swept aside Florian Mayer in straight sets.

Meanwhile, Alexander Zverev knocked out John Isner, Benoit Paire did the same for Joao Sousa, Nicolas Almagro dumped out Mikhail Youzhny and qualifier Kyle Edmund overcame Federico Delbonis.

Here are all the scores and results from Monday's action:

Monday's Shanghai Rolex Masters Results
Benoit Paire bt. Joao Sousa6-3, 5-7, 6-1
Alexander Zverev bt. John Isner6-4, 6-2
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga bt. Florian Mayer6-3, 6-2
Steve Johnson bt. Martin Klizan6-4, 6-3
Kyle Edmund bt. Federico Delbonis6-3, 5-7, 6-4
Mischa Zverev bt. Ze Zhang6-1, 6-2
Vasek Pospisil bt. Ivo Karlovic7-6 (5), 6-4
Taylor Fritz bt. Stephane Robert7-6 (2), 2-6, 6-3
Viktor Troicki bt. Lukas Rosol6-2, 6-4
Nicolas Almagro bt. Mikhail Youzhny3-6, 6-2, 6-2
ATP World Tour

Here is Tuesday's schedule, courtesy of ATP World Tour:

Tuesday's Shanghai Rolex Masters Schedule
First RoundLucas Pouille vs. Fernando Verdasco
First RoundJuan Martin del Potro vs. David Goffin
First RoundFeliciano Lopez vs. David Ferrer
First RoundNick Kyrgios vs. Sam Querrey
First RoundGrigor Dimitrov vs. Richard Gasquet
First RoundMarcel Granollers vs. Yuichi Sugita
First RoundGuido Pella vs. Jack Sock
First RoundBernard Tomic vs. Roberto Bautista Agut
First RoundGuillermo Garcia-Lopez vs. Paolo Lorenzi
First RoundGilles Simon vs. Pablo Carreno Busta
Second RoundNovak Djokovic vs. Fabio Fognini
Second RoundAlexander Zverev vs. Marin Cilic
Second RoundGael Monfils vs. Kevin Anderson
Second RoundJo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. Janko Tipsarevic
ATP World Tour


Monday Recap

Tsonga played for the first time since his retirement in the U.S. Open because of a knee injury. As TennisTV revealed, the first six games of the opening set followed serve:

Tennis TV @TennisTV

.@tsonga7 and Mayer share the first six games in Shanghai. It’s 3-3 first set. Watch live: https://t.co/dfARzEbIVQ #ATP https://t.co/VvIac9QmE6

The Frenchman then showed his ruthless nature, breaking Mayer on the way to taking three successive games and the lead in the tie.

Tsonga broke the German twice more as he cruised through the second set, and, encouragingly, he saved all five of the break points he faced over the course of the match.

Per British Tennis, Edmund celebrated his ascent into the men's top 50 in the ATP rankings on Monday:

British Tennis @BritishTennis

And congratulations to @kyle8edmund for breaking into the @ATPWorldTour Top 50 for the first time today at No.48! #BackTheBrits https://t.co/uTMvNNyrEq

He also celebrated a victory, as he held off a comeback from Delbonis to win. The Argentinian had levelled the scores after losing the first set, but as the BBC's David Law noted, the Davis Cup star was able to see out the win:

David Law @DavidLawTennis

Kyle Edmund 6-4 in the third against Delbonis on his Shanghai debut. Faces Stan Wawrinka next. Edmund just ploughing on. Impressive.

Paire comfortably took the first set in his match with Sousa, breaking him twice while the Portuguese player struggled for a look-in, winning just one point on his opponent's first serve.

Sousa made a strong start to the second, converting his first break point of the match to kick off the set and doing so twice more in succession to take a 4-1 lead. 

After allowing his opponent to level proceedings at 4-4—with both having broken the other three times—the 27-year-old was finally able to take the second 7-5.

He would offer little challenge in the decider, however, as Paire eased to victory and provided one of the highlights of the match, per ATP World Tour:

Record's Jose Morgado was unimpressed with Sousa:

José Morgado @josemorgado

That was, well, poor from Sousa. 12 winners, 34 errors.

Almagro went a set down early on in his fixture opposite Russian Youzhny, but the Spaniard hit back with back-to-back set wins of 6-2 to complete a superb turnaround in Shanghai.

Meanwhile, Morgado also took note of 18-year-old Taylor Fritz's result, as he took another impressive step in his fledgling career:

José Morgado @josemorgado

Taylor Fritz gets just his 2nd career ATP Masters 1000 MD win to reach the R2 in Shanghai. Important.

He'll play the winner of Bernard Tomic's clash with Roberto Bautista Agut.

On Tuesday, the likes of Novak Djokovic, Marin Cilic and David Ferrer will all be in action as they begin their Shanghai campaigns.  


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