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Tennis: Federer upset in opening match at Shanghai Masters

AP , Tuesday 13 Oct 2015
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Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a return shot while playing against Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain during their men's singles match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai, China Tuesday Oct. 13, 2015. (AP)
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Roger Federer was upset in his opening match at the Shanghai Masters on Tuesday by Spanish qualifier Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-3.

Federer looked rusty from the outset, failing to convert two break points in the opening set and making a flurry of backhand errors to lose the tiebreaker.

Ramos-Vinolas then broke the 17-time major winner in the eighth game of the third set with a forehand winner down the line and held the next game to close it out.

Federer hasn't played since helping Switzerland win a Davis Cup match the week after falling to Novak Djokovic in the final of the U.S. Open.

The last time he and Ramos-Vinolas played at Wimbledon in 2012, the Spaniard only won three games.

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