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Wu vs Nishikori ATP Shanghai live streaming, preview and tips - Wu looks to upset Nishikori in Shanghai

  • Yibing Wu vs Kei Nishikori is live from Shanghai from around 6:00pm local time on Wednesday (11:00 BST).
Kei Nishikori of Japan. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

Yibing Wu takes on Kei Nishikori in the Round of 32 match at the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday. 

19-year-old Yibing Wu is a player still trying to make a name for himself on the tennis circuit, with the youngster someone that will be looking at the aging heavyweights of the game, and fancying his chances of usurping those that have dominated tennis for so long. Wu has not appeared at a Grand Slam event yet, and he is currently ranked at 415th in the world, with his peak ranking being 299th last month. 

Opponent Kei Nishikori comes into this Round of 32 clash on the back of a fairly successful year. After missing out on the Australian Open, he was eliminated in the fourth round of the French. Instead of resting on his laurels, Nishikori powered his way to the quarter-finals of Wimbledon, before then taking another forward step with a semi-final appearance at the US Open. If the Japanese star can continue this upward trajectory, then an appearance in the final of the Shanghai Masters could be on the cards. 

Wu won his last match at the tournament in a 7-6, 6-2 win over Zhe Li, with his opponent giving him a stern test in the first set before falling apart in the second after Wu won the tie-break 7-5. Wu will get a far sterner test at the hands of his next opponent though, with Grand Slam pedigree aplenty for Nishikori. 

Nishikori does not have the most impressive record at the Shanghai Masters, playing 13 matches, and winning eight of those, with a semi-final appearance in 2011 the sum of his efforts at the competition. The Japanese star has not had a chance to warm up in the competition either, coming straight into the Shanghai Masters at the Round of 32 stage, and perhaps Wu will target this factor in their match. 

The two are actually yet to play one another in a competitive game, meaning this will be their first meeting, with both something of an unknown quantity to the other. With a place in the Round of 16 at stake, both players will be going all out to claim victory and move a step closer to hoisting aloft silverware in a few matches time. Can Nishikori use his vastly superior experience to see him take a step forward at the Masters, or will Wu clinch a huge upset? 

Yibing Wu vs Kei Nishikori Shanghai Masters Round of 32 tennis is live from Shanghai on Wednesday after 11:00 BST. 

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