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Shanghai Masters 2013: Roger Federer vs. Gael Monfils

Thursday, October 10th, 2013 at 5:48 am , filed under Other Tournaments, Roger Federer by

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Roger Federer, the World No. 7 Roger Federer will clash against Frenchman Gael Monfils in the 2013 Shanghai Rolex Masters, schedule to kick off at 07:30 GMT on Thursday 10th October, being played here on outdoor hard courts at Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena in Shanghai.

17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has made good start in the Shanghai Masters tournament, where he has thrashed his opening round oppanent Italian Andreas Seppi with a 6-4, 6-3. Swiss Maestro hopes to continue similar form in Shanghai Masters and he wants to play aggressive tennis against best players on the tour. It is the crucial tournament for Federer to qualify for the 2013 ATP World Tour Championship Finals, which will be played next month in London.

Gael Monfils has defeated second round oppanent Canadian Vasek Pospisil with a 7-5,, 7-6, while outlasted Tatsuma Ito of Japan in first round with a 6-3, 6-2 in Shanghai Rolex Masters.

Federer has been leading with a impressive 6-1 win loss head-to-head record against Monfils and the pair is looking forward to clash for eighth time on the ATP World Tour. Both the players last meet at the 2011 French Open quarter finals and Federer won the match in three sets with a 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(3) score line. As per the predications, Federer is looking big favorite to clinch victory in third round and secure place in the 2013 Shanghai Rolex Masters fourth round at Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena in Shanghai.

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