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- Porsche Tennis Grand Prix results - Day 2
- Stuttgart WTA results - 4th update
- WTA Marrakech results -- 2nd update
- WTA Marrakech results -- 1st update
- Nishikori makes winning return
- WTA Marrakesh results
- WTA Stuttgart Grand Prix results
- ATP Barcelona Open results -- collated
- Nadal makes no excuse for Monte Carlo loss
- Wawrinka plays down French Open hopes
- Vekic upsets Cibulkova for maiden WTA title
- Germany, Czech Republic into Fed Cup final
- Wawrinka beats Federer for Monte Carlo title
- Fed Cup - Czech Republic 4 Italy 0
- Germans toast Fed Cup win with mid-air slumber party
- Czechs beat holders Italy to reach Fed Cup final
- Fed Cup - Czech Republic 3 Italy 0
- Germany into Fed Cup final as Kerber downs Stosur
- Fed Cup - Australia 1 Germany 3
- Kerber puts Germany into Fed Cup final
- Fed Cup - Australia 0 Germany 3
- Struggling Nadal seeks homeground solution
- Sharapova targets hat-trick of Stuttgart titles
- Vekic upsets Zhang for final Cibulkova date in Malaysia
- I don't know when I'll be back, says injury-hit Djokovic
- Germany, Czechs head towards Fed Cup final
- Wrist injury puts Djokovic in French Open fear
- Federer, Wawrinka into all-Swiss Monte Carlo final
- Czechs shrug off power cut lead Italy in Fed Cup
Federer doubles up with China's Zhang in Shanghai
Tennis superstar Roger Federer will make a rare appearance on the doubles court when he teams up with Chinese number one Zhang Ze at the Shanghai Masters, organisers said.
Federer, with a record 17 Grand Slam singles titles and now striving to stay at the top of the game, has played doubles only once this year although he won the Olympic title in 2008.
"We know that Roger does not play a lot of doubles through the year so having him take to the doubles court in Shanghai is a wonderful addition to what is already shaping up to be a fantastic week of tennis," tournament director Michael Luevano said in a press release.
He added: "It is just amazing that Roger has chosen to play with a Chinese player. It is a great testament to his affection with China and his Chinese fans, he really could have played with anyone."
The 23-year-old Zhang, nicknamed "Big George", is China's highest ranked singles player at 180 -- compared to Federer's world number six -- with a doubles rating of 334.
"I know I am going to be quite nervous to be the doubles partner of Roger," said Zhang. "He is such a big name all over the world and has achieved so much success."
The October 6-13 Shanghai Masters is shaping up as an important week for Federer, 32, as he bids to stay inside the world's top eight and reach the end-of-year ATP World Tour Finals in London.