Swiss Maestro Roger Federer outclassed Alexandr Dolgopolov at the Shanghai Masters to clinch a win in the third round.
His victory effectively moves him into the quarter-finals of the tournament, the last time Federer achieved this feat was in 2014.
In the last 3 years, the competition has been an elusive dream for the Swiss, his match opener ended in a loss to Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas.
Last year’s edition was another miss for him due to his inability to make an appearance as a result of an injury to his knee.
Federer is currently in pursuit of another title in Shanghai, bringing to bear his desire and superiority on the court.
2017 might end on a high if the injury to his back doesn’t keep coming in between the Swiss and his desire to win.
Roger was smart enough to take a much-needed pause before the commencement of the Laver Cup proceedings.
The Swiss had faced a tough time earlier on after crashing out of the US open in a crunch quarter-final battle with Juan Martin del Petro of Argentina.
Roger Federer in one fell swoop finished off Ukraine’s Dolgopolov in just two sets in what goes down in the history books as a white-wash.
Confidence On A High
The currently ranked world number two is quite ecstatic with the win, and his confidence level is high ahead of a potential confrontation with world number one Rafael Nadal.
Reeling from a landslide victory, Roger Federer is all set to take on the outcome of the match between Frenchmen Gilles Simon and Richard Gasquet in the quarter-finals.