Tomic wins first up in Shanghai
In one of the few first-round matches to be contested on Sunday in Shanghai, Bernard Tomic passed his opening test with flying colours.
Bernard Tomic has advanced to the second round of the Shanghai Masters with a win over Spain’s Fernando Verdasco.
The Australian overcame Verdasco in straight sets for a 6-3 7-6(3) victory on Sunday.
Tomic is joined at the ATP Masters 1000 event by compatriot Nick Kyrgios, who faces Andreas Haider-Maurer on Monday.
In earlier first-round play, Croatian teenager Borna Coric took two hours to win the first match of the tournament, beating Alexandr Dolgopolov of the Ukraine 6-3 1-6 7-6(5).
Top-seeded Federer and two-time winners Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray lead the 56-player draw, with Tokyo champion Stan Wawrinka seeded fourth.