Khachanov Fights Through Shanghai Opener
Karen Khachanov, playing at a career-high No. 24 in the ATP Rankings, picked up his first win at the Rolex Shanghai Masters on Sunday, beating American Steve Johnson 6-7(6), 6-3, 6-4. The Russian hit 17 aces and saved all three break points faced in the final two sets.
Khachanov will next meet either 10th seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, who recently qualified for the Next Gen ATP Finals, or Frenchman Gael Monfils.
In other day one action at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event, German Peter Gojowczyk beat Jack Sock of the U.S. for the second time this season (Auckland) 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-3. The German will next face Bosnian Damir Dzumhur or Marton Fucsovics of Hungary.
Chile’s Nicolas Jarry hit 18 aces and beat Mischa Zverev of Germany 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(5) to set a second-round meeting with fifth seed Marin Cilic, and Frenchman Jeremy Chardy swept German Maximilian Marterer 6-3, 7-6(5) and will next meet second seed Novak Djokovic.