of Russia suffered a shock 2nd round defeat in the 2nd round of the ATP Masters 1000 event in Shanghai China.
The Russian was beaten in straight sets by the German Florian Mayer and he will now have to hope for other results to go his way if he is to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London next month.
Last month Youzhny reached the semi final of the US Open in Flushing Meadows New York but he lost in straight sets to the world number 1 Rafael Nadal of Spain.
Nadal went on to win the title for the 1st time in his career when he beat the world number 2 Novak Djokovic in the final in 4 sets 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-2.
The result saw Nadal become the 7th player in history to complete the career Grand Slam in men’s tennis.