Roger Federer crashes out of Shanghai Masters

Federer, who made early exits at Wimbledon and the US Open, came to Shanghai seeking much-needed points as he bids to reach next month's World Tour Finals, which he has won a record six times.

updated: October 10, 2013 17:03 IST
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Shanghai: Roger Federer crashed out of the Shanghai Masters on Thursday at the hands of flamboyant Frenchman Gael Monfils -- another damaging defeat in a miserable season for the Swiss great.

Monfils went toe-to-toe with the 17-time Grand Slam champion during a feast of attacking tennis, eventually emerging on top 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3.

Federer, playing his first tournament since the US Open, started in the worst possible way, limply losing his first service game to immediately hand the initiative to Monfils, who went on to take the opener.

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