Andy Murray showed more positive signs in his injury comeback as he pushed Italy’s Fabio Fognini close before going down in a tetchy three-set battle in the Shanghai Masters second round.
Britain’s Murray, 32, matched Fognini in a long opening set decided by a tie-break, overpowering him in the second. A tight decider saw an angry Murray tell the world number 12 to “shut up” and fail to serve out for victory. Fognini kept cool to dominate a tie-break and win 7-6 (7-4) 2-6 7-6 (7-2). Meanwhile, Swiss second seed Roger Federer eased past Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas in his opening match.
Federer, 38, dominated the first set against the world number 46 before a tighter second saw the 20-time Grand Slam champion secure victory by claiming the final three points of a tie-break to win 6-2 7-6 (7-5).
Cameron Norrie’s chances of becoming the new British number one are over after losing 6-3 6-1 against US Open finalist Daniil Medvedev in his second-round match.