Donaldson sets up meeting with Nadal in Shanghai Masters

SHANGHAI — Jared Donaldson of the U.S. enjoyed an early birthday present in beating Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-4 in the Shanghai Masters first round on Sunday.

Donaldson, who turns 21 on Monday, saved all eight break points he faced. He broke Cuevas' serve once in each of the last two sets.

The 56th-ranked Donaldson plans to celebrate his birthday by going to Disney Shanghai on Monday, before experiencing a first career meeting against No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the second round.

"I want to get a picture with Mickey, Pluto the dog, and Daffy Duck," Donaldson said, laughing.

On a less lighter note, Donaldson said of playing Nadal: "You want to play against the best and see how your game stacks up. Playing against someone like Rafa is really special. If I lose, it will allow me to know what was my game lacking, what I need to improve on to beat guys like him."

Gilles Simon of France, a 2014 Shanghai finalist, posted a 6-3, 6-4 win over Chinese wild card Wu Yibing, who won the U.S. Open junior boys' title last month.

Also Sunday, Lucas Pouille of France defeated Daniil Medvedev of Russia 6-4, 6-2, and Italy's Fabio Fognini beat Fernando Verdasco of Spain 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.

You may also interested in

Chapecoense beats Colombia's Nacional in emotional match

Apr 5, 2017

Brazilian club Chapecoense beat Colombia's Atletico Nacional 2-1 on Tuesday in a highly emotional match that commemorated the victims of last year's fatal air crash in South America

Judge HR sparks NY, Yanks beat Astros 6-4 to level ALCS at 2

Oct 18, 2017

Aaron Judge ignited a rousing rally with a home run, then doubled during a four-run eighth inning to spur the New York Yankees over the Houston Astros 6-4 and level their AL Championship Series 2-2

Is that a kick? Taekwondo fighters devise new ways to score

Aug 20, 2016

Taekwondo may be best known for its flashy and acrobatic kicks, but the electronic scoring system used at the Olympics apparently doesn't care whether or not fighters use the correct technique

People also read these

Chapecoense beats Colombia's Nacional in emotional match

Apr 5, 2017

Brazilian club Chapecoense beat Colombia's Atletico Nacional 2-1 on Tuesday in a highly emotional match that commemorated the victims of last year's fatal air crash in South America

Judge HR sparks NY, Yanks beat Astros 6-4 to level ALCS at 2

Oct 18, 2017

Aaron Judge ignited a rousing rally with a home run, then doubled during a four-run eighth inning to spur the New York Yankees over the Houston Astros 6-4 and level their AL Championship Series 2-2

Is that a kick? Taekwondo fighters devise new ways to score

Aug 20, 2016

Taekwondo may be best known for its flashy and acrobatic kicks, but the electronic scoring system used at the Olympics apparently doesn't care whether or not fighters use the correct technique

Top News
What's Trending
Weather, 20 December
Houston Weather
+7

High: +11° Low: -2°

Humidity: 83%

Wind: NNE - 7 KPH

Canberra Weather
+27

High: +27° Low: +17°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: W - 20 KPH

Roissy-en-France Weather
+6

High: +6° Low: -5°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: ENE - 7 KPH

Florence Weather
+9

High: +9° Low: +6°

Humidity: 97%

Wind: ENE - 17 KPH

Parga Weather
+7

High: +16° Low: +4°

Humidity: 100%

Wind: SE - 25 KPH

About Us

The Score Daily brings to you the up-to-date record of your favorite sports team. Whether it is soccer, football, basketball, tennis, or rugby - you can get all the latest news update right here as we’ve got you covered.

Contact us: sales@thescoredaily.com

Latest News