|(October 12, 2016) Rafael Nadal lost in his opening match at the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday. The fourth seed and14-time major champion was beaten for the first time by Viktor Troicki 6-3, 7-6 (3).
Nadal was trying to solidify his spot in the ATP World Tour Finals said in press he was uncertain if he was going to continue playing this year:
“I cannot say now what I’m going do during the next month,” Nadal said. “Sometimes keep competing is not the solution. Sometimes the solution is practice………. and have a process of training. And maybe that’s an opportunity to do it.”
“I have two months and a half to put myself at the level that I need to be,” Nadal said about preparing for the 2017 Australian Open, “and I have the confidence that I’m going to do it.”
“It was a great feeling on the court playing like this and playing like this against Rafa Nadal, who is a great champion,” said the 31st -ranked Troicki. “It makes it extra special to beat him for the first time, especially in such a big tournament like Shanghai.”
Advancing to third round on Wednesday included second and third seeds Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka.
Twelfth seed Nick Kyrgios was booed by fans in Shanghai for a lack of effort in his loss to German qualifier Mischa Zverev 6-3, 6-1. Kyrgios even argued with a fan.
“This is a professional tournament,” Chair Umpire Ali Nili said in reprimanding Kyrgios during a changeover. “You have to act like a professional.”
Kyrgios from his news conference on his behavior during the match:
“It’s my choice. If you don’t like it, I didn’t ask you to come and watch. Just leave.
“If you’re so good at giving advice and so good at tennis, why aren’t you as good as me? Why aren’t you on the tour?
“You want to buy a ticket? Come watch me. You know I’m unpredictable. It’s your choice. I don’t owe you anything.”
He later apologized on his twitter account:
Shanghai Rolex Masters
RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 12 OCTOBER 2016
Singles – Second Round
Doubles – Second Round
Doubles – First Round
SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 13 OCTOBER 2016
STADIUM start 1:00 pm
Not Before 6:00 pm
Not Before 8:00 pm
UNION PAY 3 start 1:00 pm
Not Before 6:00 pm
GRANDSTAND start Not Before 3:00 pm
COURT 4 start Not Before 3:00 pm