Rolex Shanghai Masters—Shanghai, China
Top seed Carlos Alcaraz and No. 2 seed Daniil Medvedev made winning starts to their campaigns at the Rolex Shanghai Masters on Saturday.
First up, Medvedev struck 60 winners in ousting Cristian Garin 6-3, 6-3. Medvedev will next face Sebastian Korda for a place in the fourth round.
Next up, top seed Alcaraz needed one hour and 42 minutes to defeat Gregoire Barrere 6-2, 7-5. The Spaniard will take on Daniel Evans or Mikhail Kukushkin for a spot in the sweet 16.
Other matches on the day saw No. 4 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, No. 12 seed Tommy Paul and No. 22 seed Nicolas Jarry all advancing to the next round. No. 21 seed Jan-Lennard Struff wasn’t as lucky, losing in three sets to Matteo Arnaldi.
Sunday’s schedule of play in Shanghai will be highlighted by Medvedev, Casper Ruud, Andrey Rublev and Frances Tiafoe.
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(1) Carlos Alcaraz Defeats Gregoire Barrere 62 75
(2) Daniil Medvedev Defeats Cristian Garin 63 63
(4) Stefanos Tsitsipas Defeats Rinky Hijikata 64 62
(12) Tommy Paul Defeats Sebastian Ofner 63 60
Matteo Arnaldi Defeats (21) Jan-Lennard Struff 63 36 64
(22) Nicolas Jarry Defeats Terence Atmane 75 62