Result: Nicolas Almagro progresses at Shanghai Masters

Result: Almagro progresses in Shanghai
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Nicolas Almagro is into the second round of the Shanghai Masters with a 7-6(5) 6-2 win over Japanese qualifier Go Soeda.

Nicolas Almagro has booked his place in round two of the Shanghai Masters thanks to a straight-sets win over Japanese qualifier Go Soeda.

Both players failed to drop a service game during the opening set, but it was the Spanish 15th seed who eventually came through a close tie-break 7-5.

However, it was more straightforward for Almagro in the second as he broke Soeda twice before closing out the match 6-2.

He will now face Jeremy Chardy for a place in the third round.

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