Shanghai Rolex Masters 2016: Wednesday Tennis Scores, Results, Updated Schedule

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Stan Wawrinka swept aside Kyle Edmund in straight sets as he progressed to the third round at the 2016 Shanghai Rolex Masters on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Marcel Granollers stunned seventh seed Tomas Berdych, but David Goffin avoided a similar upset against Benoit Paire.

Later in the day, the likes of Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray will be among those in action.

Here are Wednesday’s results and the upcoming schedule:

Wednesday’s Shanghai Rolex Masters Results

Result Score (3) Stan Wawrinka bt. Kyle Edmund 6-3, 6-4 Gilles Simon vs. Di Wu (4) Rafael Nadal vs. Viktor Troicki (2) Andy Murray vs. Steve Johnson Marcel Granollers bt. (7) Tomas Berdych 7-6 (4), 7-6 (1) (5) Milos Raonic vs. Paolo Lorenzi Grigor Dimitrov vs. Vasek Pospisil Roberto Bautista Agut vs. Taylor Fritz (11) David Goffin bt. Benoit Paire 6-1, 7-6 (0) Jack Sock vs. Feliciano Lopez (12) Nick Krygios vs. Mischa Zverev (13) Lucas Pouille vs. Nicolas Almagro

The event’s full schedule can be found on the official website.

Recap

Wawrinka and Edmund raced through the first set as it followed service, with neither troubling the other’s serve until the third seed broke the qualifier to go 5-3 up in the contest.

From there, the Swiss star quickly went ahead. TennisTV revealed his success at the net and impressive number of winners:

.@stanwawrinka in a hurry on @SHRolexMasters Stadium as he takes the first set 6-3 off #Edmund in 23 mins. Watch: https://t.co/jVk4rPCJcq pic.twitter.com/L2Ha6WfAFl

— TennisTV (@TennisTV) October 12, 2016

Edmund was broken again early in the second set but responded well and hit back with a break of his own.

Wawrinka was simply too strong, however, and broke the Brit once more on the way to taking the second set and the match in just 61 minutes. Sports writer Neil Harman was nevertheless impressed with Edmund:

For Kyle Edmund to take Stan Wawrinka to a couple of very tight sets in Shanghai is further evidence of his progress. Been a breakout year

— Neil Harman (@Neil_Harman57) October 12, 2016

Meanwhile, per the tournament’s official Twitter feed, Wawrinka thanked the fans for his warm reception and looked forward to the rest of the year:

Lots of love for @stanwawrinka in Stadium during his opening win, d. Edmund 63 64 "Thanks for all your support," he says to the fans. 🇨🇭❤️🙌 pic.twitter.com/3HBR3Kqrfw

— SH Rolex Masters (@SHRolexMasters) October 12, 2016

.@stanwawrinka on the remainder of his 2016 season: "I’m excited to keep playing and keep the confidence that I have" #SHRolexMasters pic.twitter.com/paMuBm37SB

— SH Rolex Masters (@SHRolexMasters) October 12, 2016

As for Berdych, he and Granollers were evenly matched throughout their contest.

There was just a single break-point opportunity in the entirety of the first set—which Granollers failed to take—and both were guilty of some loose play. According to TennisTV, the Spaniard made 16 unforced errors and Berdych 18.

Granollers edged out his opponent in the resulting tiebreaker. The second set followed much the same pattern as the first with Granollers unable to take what few break points came his way, while Berdych had none.

However, the Spaniard was much more decisive in the second tiebreaker as he sailed through to victory.

Goffin strolled through his first set with Paire comfortably. The Frenchman responded well, and they exchanged multiple breaks in the second set, but when it came to the tiebreaker the Belgian was decisive and did not give up a single point.

The 11th seed will take on Gael Monfils in the next round, while Granollers will play either Nick Kyrgios or Mischa Zverev.