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Federer is looking for two wins in Shanghai for serial record 

Federer is looking for two wins in Shanghai for serial record


The Swiss Roger Federer needs two wins at the tennis tournament of the series "Masters" in Shanghai to ensure his stay on top of the world rankings. The 31 years old Federer has to reach at least to the quarterfinals, which will secure first place in the ATP for a record 300 week.

He can be dislodged from the leadership if eliminated earlier in the race and Novak Djokovic (Serbia) won the title.

Federer started directly from the second round against the winner of the match between the qualifier Yen-Hsun Lu (Taiwan) and involved with "wild card" Chze Tszhan (China). In the third round he can face his compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka, who is seeded 13th.

Federer returned to the top spot in the world rankings after winning his 17th Grand Slam title of "Wimbledon" in July and today started 299 th week of his career,in  which is a leader in men's tennis. "I hope to finish the year as number one. My job starts in Shanghai. I should play well and go on to the end of the season," said Federer.

Federer for the last participate in the tournament two years ago when he lost the final by Andy Murray (Britain). Djokovic did two semi-final appearances in 2009 and 2010.

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