October 12, 2017 -- Shanghai, China
Roger took another step forward in Shanghai today after defeating Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-4, 6-2. Looking to be in control the whole match, he only faced one break point. He advances to the Quarterfinals for the fourth time in six appearances and will face Richard Gasquet next.
"I felt good in the first match," he said. "So I felt, I think, the same. I think maybe the matchup was maybe a bit easier and I took my chances more. Had a better ratio of winning on the break points that I didn't quite have against Schwartzman. That's maybe the biggest difference of both matches, so I'm happy I was able to do better today on the break points."
Roger is currently ranked No. 2 in the Emirates ATP Rankings and is looking to gain his sixth title of the season.