Rafa Nadal crashes out on Day 3 of Shanghai

Day 3 showed the door to 4 top seeded players at Shanghai

As the event progressed towards the QF, 4 top seeds were knocked out.

Seeded number 4, was Rafael Nadal, who lost to Viktor Troicki in straight sets. The Spaniard known for his ferocious fame and battling qualities, says that he’ll look to restore his monstrous forehand in order to return to top form on the tour.

He admitted, “I need to recover the forehand. I know I need to hit forehands. Every time that I hit the forehand, I need to create pain for my opponent.

“It is something that is not happening very often now, and it’s something that needs to happen for the next year… If that happens, then, for sure, I need to recover a little bit the electricity in my legs. I need to move faster to hit more forehands. But I need to be more confident with the forehand to make that happen. Everything is a cycle. I need to do the things together.” He is looking to qualify for the ATP WTF London for the 12th successive year, Currently, he is ranked number 7, in Race to London, with only 3 spots left for grab.

Whereas, a Spaniard was victorious over the number 7 seeded Czech man Tomas Berdych, namely Marcell Granollers. As Berdych bowed out in straight sets (both in tie-breakers), his hopes for London were hit, now that he has suffered a blow in reserving his berth for London. He was leading the head-to-head, 5-0.

Nick Kygrios, seeded 12, was stunned by the German Qualifier Mischa Zverev, as he lost to the latter by a poor scoreline of 6-3, 6-1. In the 1st set he found himself down a break, 3-1  and from there he started serving tamely over the net, making no efforts on return, and at one point he was reportedly scolded by the chair umpire, who told him, “Nick, you can’t play like that. It’s just not professional. This is a professional tournament.” Later during a changeover he went on to argue with a fan and yelled at him to “sit down and shut up and watch”. He lashed out at his fans and insisted “I don’t owe them anything” after he was booed off court. Kyrgios could face punishment for his behaviour.

Also, in the bid for London is Marin Cilic, seeded number 8, who lost to the guy of the next gen, Alexander Zverev.

The half of the lot of the top seeded players, Novak Djokovic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Milos Raonic, Stan Wawrinka, Gael Monfils, David Goffin, Lucas Pouille and, Andy Murray are into the QFs of the event.

Conclusively, the day was quite a mixed bag. Also, Vasek Popisil defeated the Belarusian Grigor Dimitrov, French guy Gilles Simon defeated the only Chinese left, Di Wu, and the American Jack Sock knocked Feliciano Lopez out to get into the QFs.

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