There were few surprises in the third round of the Shanghai Rolex Masters, as top seeds Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray all advanced, with only Federer needing three sets to punch his ticket to the quarterfinals.
From small headlining gigs to playing Lollapalooza and then curating this year's ATP, The Afghan Whigs are enjoying their time back together, which brought them to a sold-out crowd at Manhattan's Terminal 5 on Friday night.
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic cruised to straight-set victories in the second round of the Shanghai Rolex Masters, as the world number one and two played their first matches in Shanghai in nearly two years.
"Maybe it's a little bit of a distraction, there's no doubt about it. But you have to be aware of what's happening around you," explained Federer, who was threatened in an online chat room by an anonymous netizen.
Coming off successive titles in Bangkok and Tokyo, Murray played a mistake-free match, holding serve throughout and converting four-of-11 break point opportunities, and is now in great position to win his third straight tournament.