Ten­nis - Chi­nese wild card Wu beats Cuevas at Shang­hai Mas­ters

Malta Independent - - SPORTS -

Chi­nese wild card Wu Di up­set 16thseeded Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (2) in front of his home­town fans in the open­ing round of the Shang­hai Mas­ters yes­ter­day. Wu, who lives in Shang­hai, had failed to get past the open­ing round in five pre­vi­ous ap­pear­ances in the main draw of the tour­na­ment. The 184thranked Chi­nese player broke Cuevas seven times in the match, in­clud­ing five in the third set. The play­ers traded 10 breaks of serve in the de­cid­ing set. It was just the sec­ond win on the ATP Tour for Wu, who won his first match last month against Rus­sia’s Kon­stantin Kravchuk in the open­ing round of the Chengdu Open. In other matches, South Africa’s Kevin An­der­son de­feated another Chi­nese wild card, Li Zhe, 6-1, 6-3; Italy’s Fabio Fognini beat Spain’s Al­bert Ramos-Vi­no­las 7-5, 63; and Ser­bia’s Janko Tip­sare­vic ousted Philipp Kohlschreiber of Ger­many 6-2, 64.

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