Andy Murray continued to make progress in his comeback from injury by winning his first-round match at the Shanghai Masters on Monday. Tsitsipas would log an impressive performance on serve, firing off four aces and only facing break point once after the initial opening trade, when serving for the set at 6-3.
"There is a lot of things that I need to get better at and I can do much better", a fuming Murray said. Heading into the match, the 20 year old held an 0-2 record against Djokovic and the 16-time Grand Slam champion was fresh off a stroll to the Japan Open title last week, during which he didn't lose a single set.
The event features Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, but Murray's immediate thoughts are trained on Fabio Fognini, the world No 12, who has his sights set on a place at the year-end ATP Finals in London.
But Fognini dug deep to record a 7-6, 2-6, 7-6 victory over three hours and nine minutes. Not only had he wasted two opportunities to serve the match out - something he later suggested had never happened before in his career - but he also felt that Fognini had treated him disrespectfully on the court. "The more I do that, the better chance I have".
"I think this (week) was maybe the best in terms of how I played since I came back", Murray said.
Andy Murray has expressed his disappointment with Fabio Fognini after an on-court row at the Shanghai Masters.
The 32-year-old from Serbia, who could again face Medvedev in the Shanghai semi-finals, said it was hard to find a weakness in the Russian's game."He's improved his movement, his fitness".
But Murray has still made great progress in China, with seven matches played in three weeks. But I think with experience I know that they'd rather see me win the match, not play as pretty and as spectacular, but see me in the next round rather than me trying to hit the insane shots all the time and trying to please them.
Pospisil won 100 per cent of those points (33/33) in his first-round upset of 14th seed Diego Schwartzman of Argentina, and the Canadian dropped only three (31/34, 91%) in the second round against Portugal's Joao Sousa to advance 6-3, 7-5.