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Jun 07, 2020 PRINT EDITION
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Medvedev struggles over qualifier to reach Shanghai quarters

 US Open finalist Daniil Medvedev saved five first-set points. 
 Shanghai Masters quarter-finals with victory ove
October 10, 2019
  • US Open finalist Daniil Medvedev saved five first-set points.
  • Shanghai Masters quarter-finals with victory over 248th-ranked Vasek Pospisil on Thursday.
  • The 23-year-old Medvedev plays Italian firebrand Fabio Fognini in the last eight.

SHANGHAI: 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.