Ferrero and Ferrer victorious at Shanghai Masters, Melzer out

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Former world no.1 Juan Carlos Ferrero beat fellow countryman Fernando Verdasco in the second round of the Shanghai Masters 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 and will meet David Ferrer of Spain in round three.

David Ferrer, who is on a good way to qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals (currently ranked 5), eliminated Milos Raonic of Canada 7-5, 7-6 (7).

No.14 seed Jurgen Melzer failed to reach round three as went down against Colombia’s Santiago Giraldo 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5). Melzer has been struggling with his form since July.


Other 2nd round results:

Florian Mayer (GER) – David Nalbandian (ARG) – 6-3, 6-4

Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) – Donald Young (USA) – 6/7 (5), 6-4, 7-5

Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) – Albert Ramos (ESP) – 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

Matthew Ebden (AUS) – Ryan Harrison (USA) – 6-4, 6-2

Andy Roddick (USA) – Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) – 7-6 (3), 7-5

Bernard Tomic (AUS) – Mardy Fish (USA) – 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Nicolas Almagro (ESP) – Tommy Robredo (ESP) – 7-5, 6-3

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that all the time the Williams Women's spent away from tnnies has contributed to their longevity. I'm afraid the new generation is not going to be able to do what they did and give themselves time to heal.