MOSCOW, October 8 (RIA Novosti)
German veteran Tommy Haas became the first unseeded player to oust a seed at this year’s Shanghai Masters on Monday, knocking out Nicolas Almagro in the first round.
Haas, 34, came back from a set down to beat ninth seed Almagro 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-2.
Earlier, 10th seed Marin Cilic and 11th seed Richard Gasquet both booked their places in the second round with wins.
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The main event of the third day of the 11th meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi was the closing session with President Vladimir Putin. The atmosphere was calm and open, despite the current political tensions and the Russia-West confrontation. The Russian president said that it corresponded to the spirit of the Valdai Club.