October 10, 2018 -- Shanghai, China


Defending his title, Roger took the court against Daniil Medvedev for his opening match at the Rolex Shanghai Masters. 


The young Russian played with confidence as he just captured the biggest title of his career last week in Tokyo. He kept the pressure on Roger through the match forcing Roger to break in the third set to serve it out. 


Playing with style, the Swiss star took advantage of the speedy courts and found ways to win points quickly at the net. The 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 win sets up a match against Roberto Bautista Agut in the next round.