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Medvedev struggles over qualifier to reach Shanghai quarters

The fourth-ranked Russian is in the form of his young career but suffered an almighty scare against the Canadian qualifier before squeezing through 7-6 (9/7), 7-5.

tennis Updated: Oct 10, 2019 12:43 IST
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Russia's Daniil Medvedev in action against Canada's Vasek Pospisil
Russia's Daniil Medvedev in action against Canada's Vasek Pospisil(REUTERS)
         

US Open finalist Daniil Medvedev saved five first-set points as he struggled into the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals with victory over 248th-ranked Vasek Pospisil on Thursday.

The fourth-ranked Russian is in the form of his young career but suffered an almighty scare against the Canadian qualifier before squeezing through 7-6 (9/7), 7-5.

The 23-year-old Medvedev plays Italian firebrand Fabio Fognini in the last eight.

First Published: Oct 10, 2019 12:38 IST

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