Shanghai Rolex Masters 2016: Wednesday Tennis Scores, Results, Updated Schedule

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistOctober 12, 2016

Andy Murray of Britain hits a return against Steve Johnson of the US during their men's singles match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai on October 12, 2016. / AFP / JOHANNES EISELE        (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Andy Murray cruised through the second round of the 2016 Shanghai Rolex Masters on Wednesday, beating Steve Johnson, but Rafael Nadal suffered a shock upset at the hands of Viktor Troicki, losing in two sets.

Stan Wawrinka swept aside Kyle Edmund in straight sets to progress to the third round. Meanwhile, Marcel Granollers stunned seventh seed Tomas Berdych. David Goffin avoided a similar upset against Benoit Paire, and Milos Raonic eased past Paolo Lorenzi.

Nick Kyrgios caused controversy once again after he appeared to deliberately concede points against Mischa Zverev, who beat the 12th seed in straight sets.

Here are Wednesday's results and the upcoming schedule, courtesy of the ATP World Tour:

Wednesday's Shanghai Rolex Masters Results
(3) Stan Wawrinka bt. Kyle Edmund6-3, 6-4
Gilles Simon bt. Di Wu6-2, 6-2
Viktor Troicki bt. (4) Rafael Nadal6-3, 7-6 (3)
(2) Andy Murray bt. Steve Johnson6-3, 6-2
Marcel Granollers bt. (7) Tomas Berdych7-6 (4), 7-6 (1)
(5) Milos Raonic bt. Paolo Lorenzi6-2, 6-4
Vasek Pospisil bt. Grigor Dimitrov7-5, 7-6 (2)
Roberto Bautista Agut bt. Taylor Fritz6-4, 6-4
(11) David Goffin bt. Benoit Paire6-1, 7-6 (0)
Jack Sock bt. Feliciano Lopez6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Mischa Zverev bt. (12) Nick Krygios6-3, 6-1
(13) Lucas Pouille bt. Nicolas Almagro6-4, 7-6 (10)
ATP World Tour
Thursday's Shanghai Rolex Masters Schedule
Third Round(9) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. Alexander Zverev
Third Round(1) Novak Djokovic vs. Vasek Pospisil
Third Round(13) Lucas Pouille vs. (2) Andy Murray
Third RoundGilles Simon vs. (3) Stan Wawrinka
Third RoundMischa Zverev vs. Marcel Granollers
Third Round(5) Milos Raonic vs. Jack Sock
Third RoundViktor Troicki vs. (15) Roberto Bautista Agut
Third Round(6) Gael Monfils vs. (11) David Goffin
ATP World Tour

The event's full schedule can be found on the official website.



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Fresh from winning the China Open on Sunday, Murray had little difficulty against Johnson on his way to the third round in Shanghai.

The Scot edged out his opponent in the first set 6-3 before quickly racing to a double-break up in the second.

Nick Howson of IBTimes Sport noted the comfort with which Murray cruised through the second set:

Nick Howson @NickHowson

.@andy_murray making short work of Steve Johnson in Shanghai. Far cry from #Rio2016, where he gave most of the country heart failure.

From there, Murray remained in control as Johnson struggled to trouble him.

Nadal and Troicki were evenly matched in the early stages of their match, until the latter won three games in succession—two of which were breaks—to draw first blood in the contest.

The fourth seed's subpar returns hindered his ability to get back into the match—with Troicki up 4-3 in the second set, Rafa had won just nine return points, according to TennisTVThe Spaniard was able to produce some exceptional rallies on his serve, though:

Tennis TV @TennisTV

WATCH! @RafaelNadal is getting PUMPED! Great rally from Troicki & Nadal in Shanghai! https://t.co/BmumqVcmrF #ATP https://t.co/GmiuNnCm9R

It was soon match point for the Serbian, but Nadal held him off in style:

Tennis TV @TennisTV

RAFA SURVIVES! Incredible dig from @RafaelNadal match point down against #Troicki. https://t.co/BmumqVcmrF #ATP https://t.co/YJlsErMTAL

The 14-time Grand Slam winner took the match to a tiebreaker, but Troicki managed to retain his lead as he saw it out in relative comfort.

Wawrinka and Edmund raced through the first set with neither troubling the other's serve until the third seed broke the qualifier to go 5-3 up in the contest.

From there, the Swiss star quickly went ahead. TennisTV revealed his success at the net and impressive number of winners:

Tennis TV @TennisTV

.@stanwawrinka in a hurry on @SHRolexMasters Stadium as he takes the first set 6-3 off #Edmund in 23 mins. Watch: https://t.co/jVk4rPCJcq https://t.co/L2Ha6WfAFl

Edmund was broken again early in the second set but responded well and hit back with a break of his own.

Wawrinka was simply too strong, however, and broke the Brit once more on the way to taking the second set and the match in just 61 minutes.

Sports writer Neil Harman was nevertheless impressed with Edmund:

Neil Harman @Neil_Harman57

For Kyle Edmund to take Stan Wawrinka to a couple of very tight sets in Shanghai is further evidence of his progress. Been a breakout year

Meanwhile, per the tournament's official Twitter feed, Wawrinka thanked the fans for his warm reception and looked forward to the rest of the year:

SH Rolex Masters @SH_RolexMasters

Lots of love for @stanwawrinka in Stadium during his opening win, d. Edmund 63 64 "Thanks for all your support," he says to the fans. 🇨🇭❤️🙌 https://t.co/3HBR3Kqrfw

SH Rolex Masters @SH_RolexMasters

.@stanwawrinka on the remainder of his 2016 season: "I'm excited to keep playing and keep the confidence that I have" #SHRolexMasters https://t.co/paMuBm37SB

The Swiss star will take on Gilles Simon in the round of 16 after he cruised past Di Wu 6-2, 6-2.

Kyrgios lost to Zverev 6-3, 6-1 and on occasion made no attempt to play the ball, per TennisTV (BT Sport's Max Bentley):

Max Bentley @MaxBentley1

Nick Kyrgios: The Mario Balotelli of the tennis world https://t.co/NqiHp2ehdQ

According to sports reporter Reem Abulleil, the Australian then got in an argument with a spectator:

Reem Abulleil @ReemAbulleil

Guy in a crowd: You gotta respect the game. Kyrgios: You wanna come here and play? .... Sit down & shut up and watch

Per journalist Carole Bouchard, Kyrgios continued to court controversy in his press conference after the match, but he did take to Twitter to apologise afterward:

Carole Bouchard @carole_bouchard

Baffling press conference w/ Kyrgios... Doesn't give a f. about fans paying tickets to see him tank. "Couldn't care less" of the ATP Finals.

Nicholas Kyrgios @NickKyrgios

Not good enough today on many levels, I'm better than that. I can go on about excuses but there are none. Sorry #StillAWorkInProgress 🙏🏽😢😞

Raonic glided past Lorenzi in two sets and appeared to have recovered well from the injury that forced him to withdraw from the China Open earlier in October.

He'll face Jack Sock in the next round. The American needed three sets to beat Feliciano Lopez, who showed remarkable skill to save match point, via TennisTV:

Tennis TV @TennisTV

POINT OF THE WEEK! @feliciano_lopez with some CRAZY tennis to save MP v Sock in Shanghai! https://t.co/BmumqVcmrF https://t.co/ZOLZGAUyRP

The Spaniard would nevertheless succumb, which set up Sock for a tie with the fifth seed in the next round.

As for Berdych, he and Granollers were evenly matched throughout their contest.

There was just a single break-point opportunity in the entirety of the first setwhich Granollers failed to takeand both were guilty of some loose play. According to TennisTV, the Spaniard made 16 unforced errors, while Berdych had 18. 

Granollers edged out his opponent in the resulting tiebreaker. The second set followed much the same pattern as the first, with Granollers unable to take what few break points came his way, while Berdych had none.

Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic hits a return against Marcel Granollers of Spain during their men's singles match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai on October 12, 2016. / AFP / JOHANNES EISELE        (Photo credit should read JOHANNES

However, the Spaniard was much more decisive in the second tiebreaker as he sailed through to victory.

Goffin strolled through his first set with Paire comfortably. The Frenchman responded well, and they exchanged multiple breaks in the second set, but when it came to the tiebreaker, the Belgian was decisive and did not give up a single point.

The 11th seed will take on Gael Monfils in the next round, while Granollers will play Zverev.


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