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Roger Federer receives Shanghai Masters boost after surprise result

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Roger Federer will face Albert Ramos-Vinolas in round two of the Shanghai Masters after world No 3 Marin Cilic lost this morning.

The Croatian was expected to breeze past Albert Ramos-Vinolas but fell to a straight-sets 6-4, 6-4 defeat.

Federer received a bye in the opening round and will sleep a little easier knowing his campaign does not start against Cilic.

“The draw is tough here,” Federer said. “It also depends on your opponents a little bit.   It’s not just every match on my racquet, unfortunately, but I feel like I have good energy left in the tank to go and finish strong.”

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