The Swiss maestro is off to a good start as he returns to the ATP World Tour this week for the Shanghai masters. Ignoring a death threat from several days ago, Federer cruised to a straight sets victory over Yen-Hsun Lu, 6-3 7-5. The 17 time grand slam champion has been since surrounded by heavy security in Shanghai, and decided to carry on and play. He said he was aware that the Chinese blogger had since apologized.
“I felt fine”Federer said. “There was maybe one quick thought. I saw one of the bodyguards outside of the court. I thought, still around, obviously. I have bodyguards every time I play a match on a center court, which is normal.”
“Once the match started, got underway, I never thought about it again.” Federer will face Swiss teammate Stan Wawrinka on Thursday in the third round.
View the full draw here. See Federer’s Nike outfit for the Shanghai masters here.
Watch full coverage of the 2012 Shanghai Rolex Masters on FF07tv.