Pink Roger scrapes by Medvedev

It feels like it took quite a few years with Nike before Roger Federer could be persuaded to wear .. pink.

Once he did, it popped up in the rotation occasionally.

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But barely three months after Federer walked out on Centre Court at Wimbledon wearing the whites of his new clothing sponsor, Uniqlo they’ve got him in the pink – so to speak.

It very nearly was not his lucky color. Federer eked out a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 win against an in-form Daniil Medvedev in his Shanghai opener Wednesday night.

Success on second serve was a sub-par 36 per cent.

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