Wawrinka, Raonic cruise on in Shanghai

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Swiss third seed Stanislas Wawrinka and Milos Raonic of Canada were both victorious in their second round matches at the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday.

US Open champion Wawrinka was too good for Britain's Kyle Edmund, winning 6-3, 6-4 to set-up a third round match-up with Frenchman Gilles Simon after he beat China's Wu Di 6-2, 6-2, while the fifth-seeded Raonic defeated Paolo Lorenzi of Italy 6-2, 6-4.

Wawrinka started the match off by holding his serve and things proceeded with no breaks until the eighth game where the Brit dropped his serve to fall behind 3-5. Wawrinka then comfortably held his serve to love to claim the set 6-3 in just 24 minutes.

The second set started with Edmund being broken and Wawrinka holding his serve to lead 2-0 but two games later the Swiss was broken and the Brit evened things up at 2-2.

The match then proceeded on serve but in the ninth game Edmund was broken for the second time in the set and Wawrinka went on to win the set and match 6-4.

In some other second round action, 11th seed David Goffin of Belgium beat Frenchman Benoit Paire 6-1, 7-6(0) and American Jack Sock downed Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in one hour and 54 minutes.

In an upset, unseeded Marcel Granollers of Spain needed one hour and 46 minutes to beat seventh seed Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 7-6(4), 7-6(1) and Vasek Pospisil of Canada downed Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov 7-5, 7-6(2).

In a match that courted a bit of controversy, unseeded German Mischa Zverev beat 12th seed Nick Kyrgios of Australia 6-3, 6-1 in a meeting where it was clear to see that the Aussie had very little interest in playing and was clearly not giving it 100 percent. 

This is hot on the heels after winning his third ATP title last week when he won the Japan Open.