Tennis: Federer upset in opening match at Shanghai Masters

AP , Tuesday 13 Oct 2015

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)

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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