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Gilles Simon: Roger Federer "more opportunistic"

Gilles Simon concedes that he was not good enough when it came to playing out the bigger points during today's Shanghai Masters final defeat to Roger Federer.

Gilles Simon has conceded that Roger Federer was better when it mattered during their meeting in the final of the Shanghai Masters earlier today.

Frenchman Simon had chances to win both sets, but he was eventually beaten by the former world number one in two tiebreaks.

"Well, he was just more opportunistic," he told reporters. "We had a close match. I had a set point in the first, two in the second. It's just a few points deciding it, and he was always really good on these points. He played some great shots.

"He's putting a lot of pressure. He's always showing you that he is ready to be really aggressive on every shot. So he keeps you under pressure."

The title was the fourth that Federer has won in 2014.

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Roger Federer of Switzerland kisses the trophy after winning the Shanghai Masters on October 12, 2014
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