Andy Murray continued his heated argument with Fabio Fognini within the locker room after the pair had clashed on courtroom in Tuesday's second-round match on the Shanghai Masters. "There is Felix and Denis and Hurkacz and guys like this that are playing really well, and on a given day they can really beat anybody", he said.
"He had his chances, but it was a nice comeback for me, and overall".
Russian Andrey Rublev progressed with a 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) win over Croatia's Borna Coric and he will meet Australian John Millman, who brushed aside Argentine Guido Pella 6-3, 7-5.
Murray took the top seed to a second-set tie break in Beijing before his challenge ended in a 2-6 6-7 (3) loss. As usual, Isner served exceptionally strongly as he hit 19 aces and won over 80% of his service points.
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Roger Federer sent down eight aces and dropped just four points on his first serve in his 1 hour 24-minute opening exercise in the Rolex Shanghai Masters on Tuesday. Not only had he wasted two opportunities to serve the match out - something he later suggested had never happened before in his career - but he also felt that Fognini had treated him disrespectfully on the court.
Murray had been furious with his opponent, who knocked him out 7-6, 2-6, 7-6, after Fognini shouted out in the middle of a crucial point to put off his rival. "Fabio wanted to engage with me, I probably shouldn't have done, but I am not having him talk to me like that on court", Murray said.
It wasn't business as usual for Briton Andy Murray, who is coming back from a hip-resurfacing surgery, and reacquainting himself with the ebb and flow of competition.
"I got out the blocks quick, played a good match", the 38-year-old said afterwards.
Austrian Thiem will face Germany's second-seeded Alexander Zverev or Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in Sunday's final, while Australian Barty meets two-time Grand Slam victor Naomi Osaka of Japan, who downed defending champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2.