Former world no.1 American Andy Roddick got through to the second round at the Shanghai Rolex Masters. He defeated Lu Yen-Hsun of Taiwan 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.
Roddick has been struggling with his form this season and had lost a few first round matches. The American had to pull out of Roland Garros due to injury and lost in the third round at Wimbledon. As a result he dropped to no.15 in the rankings.
In other matches, the Australian Bernard Tomic beat Kevin Anderson of South Africa 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3, David Nalbandian of Argentina outsted Ernest Gulbis of Latvia 7-5, 6-4, Albert Montanes of Spain eliminated Mihkail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (5) and Grigor Dimitrov made his way to the second round by overcoming Marsel Ilhan of Turkey 2-6, 6-1, 6-4.