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Federer vs Medvedev ATP Shanghai live streaming, preview and tips - Federer begins his defence of the Shanghai Master against Medvedev on Wednesday

  • Roger Federer vs Daniil Medvedev is live from Shanghai from around 7:20pm local time (12:20 BST).
Roger Federer of Switzerland. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for The Laver Cup)

Roger Federer takes on Daniil Medvedev at the Shanghai Masters as the Swiss star looks to defend the crown he won at the competition last year. 

Roger Federer has enjoyed a fairly good season by the standards of many of the other players on the tour, but by his own high standards, it has been a disappointing campaign for the Swiss ace. An Australian Open triumph earlier in he year was followed by the star missing the French Open, before he reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon, with the US Open only enjoying Federer until the fourth round of the tournament. Federer will be looking to put his disappointing US Open run behind him with a win at the Shanghai Masters then.

Opponent Daniil Medvedev has not enjoyed the most-prolific of seasons, with no appearances in the latter-stages of major tournaments to speak of. Indeed, elimination at the second round of the Australia Open, the third round of Wimbledon and the US Open, along with the ignominy of an exit in the first round of the French has seen his stock fall somewhat, and he is still searching for his first massive win, with a sole win over Stan Wawrinka in 2017 constituting his biggest victory. 

At the Shanghai Masters, Federer boasts an impressive win record of 81.8%, with 18 wins and four losses in 22 matches. Triumphs in the competition in 2014 and 2017, with his win last year coming against Rafael Nadal in a 6-4, 6-3 victory, means he will go into this tournament confident, although he faces a very tough task to defend his crown this time around. 

Medvedev on the other hand is only making his second appearance at the Shanghai Masters, with his budding career seeing the youngster a long way behind his opponent with regard to games played and the amount of tournaments he has taken part in. Last year, Medvedev was beaten in the Round of 64 by Lucas Pouille, and he will want to ensure he does not add another loss to his name at the competition. 

The two are yet to play one-another in a competitive fixture, with Medvedev an unknown quantity for Federer. For Medvedev, he will surely have seen a lot of his opponent as the Swiss has played a massive role in so many of the major tournaments over the past decade and more. However, watching Federer play to work out how to beat him and actually beating him are two very different things, and Medvedev faces the biggest challenge of his career on Wednesday.

While Federer has not been at his best in the latter-stages of this year, he is still one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Able to defeat the very best by playing near-impossible shots, the Swiss star will be looking to get up and running with a win, thus allowing him to attempt to protect the Shanghai Masters crown he won last year, and he is likely to have too much for Medvedev if he can hit top form. 

Roger Federer vs Daniil Medvedev Shanghai Masters Round of 32 tennis is live from Shanghai on Wednesday after 7:20pm local time (12:20 BST.) 

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Federer vs Medvedev ATP Shanghai live streaming, preview and tips - Federer begins his defence of the Shanghai Master against Medvedev on Wednesday

Reigning Shanghai Masters champion Roger Federer takes on Daniil Medvedev as the Swiss star looks to defend his crown

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