Rolex Shanghai Masters 2023: Results & updates
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Follow the latest results and updates from the British tennis stars in action at the Shanghai Masters from 4-15 October.
- Cam Norrie and Rinky Hijikata exit in the semi-final
- Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof defeated in quarter-finals
- Dan Evans defeated by Carlos Alcaraz 7-6(1), 6-4
- Andy Murray knocked out by Roman Saufiullin in first round
- Singles draw
- Doubles draw
- Live scores
- Watch the Shanghai Masters live exclusively on Prime Video
Day ten: Norrie and Hijikata exit in semi-final defeat
Cam Norrie and Rinky Hijikata's doubles dream in Shanghai came to an end in semi-final defeat against Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos, 6-2, 6-3.
The British, Australian duo put up a strong fight in their first semi-final together as a doubles duo, but it was the experienced seventh seeds who eventually prevailed as they wrapped up the match win in just over an hour.
Second seeds Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof's run in Shanghai has come to an end after being defeated by Sadio Doumbia and Fabien Reboul 7-6(5), 6-4 in their quarter-final match.
The three-time Masters 1000 winning pair were edged by the French duo in the first set tie-break before Doumbia and Reboul needed just one break in the second to wrap up the win in an hour and 51 minutes.
Unseeded doubles duo Cam Norrie and Rinky Hijikata are into the semi-finals of the Rolex Shanghai Masters having knocked out fifth seeds Maximo Gonzalez and Andres Molteni 6-4, 3-6, 10-8 in an hour and 37 minutes.
Playing in only their first event together, Norrie and Hijikata have now won three consecutive matches in deciding tie-breaks en route to the final four at the ATP Masters 1000.
They will play seventh seeds Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos for a place in the final on Friday.
Having lost the opening set, Norrie and Hijikata saved break point in the first game of the second, before edging out the four-time major champions in two close tie-breaks.
Norrie and Hijikata move on to face fifth seeds Maximo Gozalez and Andres Molteni for a place in the final four.
Dan Evans bowed out in the third round of the Rolex Shanghai Masters after losing out to world No.2 Carlos Alcaraz 7-6(1), 6-4.
“Every time I play Dan it’s a tricky match and I always have to play my best,” Alcaraz said. “It was one of the toughest matches I’ve played outside of a Grand Slam.”
Evans got off to the stronger start – breaking early to take a 3-1 lead, but it wouldn’t take long for the Wimbledon champion to find his feet.
Forcing the Brit to a tie-break in the opening set, Alcaraz showcased his full athletic ability, finding an answer for everything Evans threw at him. The Brit could but look on in disbelief as the 20-year-old conjured up four winners from seemingly impossible positions as he put the set to bed in just under an hour and a half.
In an impressive performance from the Brit, the 33-year-old also held a break advantage in the second and had four further chances to break on the Spaniard’s following service game, but the top seed refused to let him pull away.
In the end, Alcaraz found the killer blow when he needed it most – a clean backhand return winner to break Evans for the final time at 5-4, rounded off a hugely entertaining battle in Shanghai.
Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof are through to the quarter-finals thanks to a solid 7-6(2), 6-4 victory over Gonzalo Escobar and Aleksandr Nedovyesov
Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram will face Cam Norrie and Rinky Hijikata in the second round. Salisbury and Ram beat Alexei Popyrin and Aleksandar Vukic 6-4, 6-4, while Norrie and Hijikata knocked out Hubert Hurkacz and Ben Shelto 7-5, 5-7, 10-6.
However, Jamie Murray and Michael Venus lost to fifth seeds Maximo Gonzalez and Andres Molteni 6-2, 6-4.
Dan Evans is through to take on the world No.1 Carlos Alcaraz in the third round of the Rolex Shanghai Masters after coming through against Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin 6-2, 3-0 (RET).
With the match having been delayed by heavy rain the day before, Evans came out firing and won the first set in just over 30 minutes, before Kukushkin was forced to retire early in the second.
However, it wasn’t to be for Cam Norrie who lost a close contest against J.J Wolf 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(4).
Having come from a set down, Norrie had the chance to serve for the match at 5-4 in the decider, but the American proved resilient and broke back to eventually force a tie-break. With the match on the line at 5-4 in the breaker, Wolf clinched the mini break he needed to see out the win in almost three hours.
Skupski and Wesley Koolhof came from a set down to beat Mackenzie McDonald and Frances Tiafoe 6-7(3), 6-1, 10-3, while Murray and Michael Venus won 6-4, 1-6, 10-6 against Rafael Matos and Marcelo Melo.
Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara's time at the Rolex Shanghai Masters was to be short-lived, after the British, Finnish duo lost to wild cards Gonzalez Escobar and Aleksandr Nedovyesov 6-4, 6-4.
Despite taking an early 2-0 advantage in the second set, Glasspool and Heliovaara suffered a crucial double break to give Escobar and Nedovyesov the lead they needed to see out the win.
Skupski and Wesley Koolhof will play Mackenzie McDonald and Frances Tiafoe, with Zhuhai champions Murray and Michael Venus up against Rafael Matos and Marcelo Melo. Norrie is teaming up with Australian Rinky Hijikata to play Hubert Hurkacz and Ben Shelton.
Andy Murray was knocked out by Roman Safiullin 6-3, 6-2 on the first day of the Rolex Shanghai Masters.
Safiullin proved the more efficient of the two in the biggest moments of the match - winning five games against the Brit's serve on eight break points, while Murray took just one of his seven break opportunities.
Norrie will play either J.J Wolf or Pedro Cachin, while Evans is set to face Mikhail Kukushkin or Alexandre Muller.