| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

American Mardy Fish was defeated 6-4, 1-6, 4-6 by 18-year-old Australian Bernard Tomic at the Shanghai Open. Fish, ranked ninth in the world, defeated Tomic just days earlier in the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships quarterfinals. Tomic also defeated the fifth-ranked Swede Robin Soderling at Wimbledon this year.

"It's been a good year," said Tomic. "I can't expect much more from myself. I've had a good six months. I'm playing well here. The surface, conditions suit me. I think it's been a good run. I've got to play well now in the third round. I think I've got a lot more to improve in the next few years. I don't think I should set targets because when you set goals, things change, things happen. I think you've just got to play tennis, have fun, not have a lot of pressure. In the juniors, everything was under a lot of stress and you'd play. But if you have fun, good things happen."