Result: Roger Federer through in Shanghai

Roger Federer
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Roger Federer progresses in Shanghai at the expense of Lu Yen-Hsun.

World number one Roger Federer overcame the challenge of Lu Yen-Hsun to move into round three of the Shanghai Masters this afternoon.

Federer, who needs to reach at least the quarter-finals to remain top of the rankings, took the first set 6-3.

His opponent from Taipei provided more resistance during the second set as the two players held their opening five service games each.

However, Federer then broke for a 6-5 lead, before serving out to win the match.

Switzerland's Federer will now take on fellow countryman Stanislas Wawrinka for a place in the final eight.

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1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060