Posted:Oct 8, 2017 4:48 pm
Jared Donaldson of the US scored an early birthday existing in beating Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-4 in the Shanghai Masters very first spherical on Sunday.
Donaldson, who turns 21 on Monday, saved all eight crack details he faced. He broke Cuevas’ serve the moment in every of the final two sets. The 56th-ranked Donaldson options to rejoice his birthday by heading to Disney Shanghai on Monday, right before suffering from a very first profession conference towards No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the 2nd spherical.
“I want to get a picture with Mickey, Pluto the puppy, and Daffy Duck,” Donaldson mentioned, laughing. On a significantly less lighter notice, Donaldson mentioned of taking part in Nadal: “You want to participate in towards the greatest and see how your match stacks up. Participating in towards an individual like Rafa is really exclusive. If I drop, it will let me to know what was my match lacking, what I want to increase on to beat guys like him.”
Gilles Simon of France, a 2014 Shanghai finalist, posted a 6-3, 6-4 gain over Chinese wild card Wu Yibing, who won the U.S. Open up junior boys’ title final month.