Mayer opens Shanghai Masters with win

Oct. 9, 2011 at 10:55 AM

SHANGHAI, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Florian Mayer opened the main draw of the Shanghai Rolex Masters tennis tournament with a straight-set victory in which he lost just two games.

Mayer, seeded 15th, dumped Fabio Fognini 6-0, 6-2, losing only six points in his seven service games. He also won 61 percent of the points off Fognini's serve.

Mayer dropped a mere five points in sweeping through the first set and won 17-of-20 points on serve in the second.

The other main-draw match Sunday saw 13th-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka defeat Juan Monaco 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. Wawrinka recorded a pair of breaks in each the second and third sets in advancing.

With world Mo. 1 Novak Djokovic missing the tournament because of a back injury and No. 3-ranked Roger Federer also skipping the event, the top seeds in Shanghai are world No. 2 Rafael Nadal and fourth-ranked Andy Murray.

Murray, the Shanghai defending champion, beat Nadal Sunday in a three-set title match at the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo.

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