Shanghai Rolex Masters 2016: Sunday Tennis Scores, Results and Updated Schedule

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Published: October 9, 2016

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Fabio Fognini will face reigning champion Novak Djokovic, after the Italian won his first-round match at the 2016 Shanghai Rolex Masters on Sunday. Fognini beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas in straight sets to set up a second-round clash with Djokovic, after the Serb was placed in the same half of the main draw as Rafael Nadal. 

British player Kyle Edmund also progressed by beating 10th seed Dusan Lajovic in qualifying. But there was a minor shock when Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci, the seventh seed, was eliminated at the same stage, thanks to Czech Republic player Lukas Rosol.

Here are the full results from Sunday's matches:

     



The tournament's official Twitter feed confirmed the qualifiers for Sunday's main draw:



For the updated schedule, visit the ATP Tour official site here.

All scoring and match information per the same source.

      

Recap Fognini stayed strong on serve to beat Ramos-Vinolas. A pair of aces sent the Italian on his way to winning the first set, but he needed to claim a seventh game to do it.

Things went easier in the second set, where Fognini converted four of nine break points and nine of 13 returning off second serve to frustrate his opponent. With his service game disturbed, Ramos-Vilonas became guilty of more than a few costly errors.

Fognini closed things out with a little room to spare, but he'll know things are about to get a lot tougher. There's no other way to describe the prospect of meeting defending champion Djokovic.



Fognini is first up for the world No. 1 after he was placed in the same half as Nadal, according to Ma Yue of Shanghai Daily. The same source also reported how Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka headline the other half of the draw.

Edmund's also in the mix after surviving the serving power of Lajovic, who boo...
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