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Shanghai Masters: Djokovic recovers to reach 3rd round

Shanghai: Novak Djokovic almost  sprained his right foot but recovered in time to beat Spain's Marcel Granollers 6-2, 6-0 in the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday.Even Roger Federer had fewer problems in his second-round match, rebounding

India TV Sports Desk [ Updated: October 09, 2013 20:02 IST ]
shanghai masters djokovic recovers to reach 3rd round
shanghai masters djokovic recovers to reach 3rd round

Shanghai: Novak Djokovic almost  sprained his right foot but recovered in time to beat Spain's Marcel Granollers 6-2, 6-0 in the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday.






Even Roger Federer had fewer problems in his second-round match, rebounding from an early break to defeat Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-4, 6-3.

Djokovic hit a running backhand in the first game of the second set and then leaped in the air, wincing in pain.

He called for a medical timeout after the game to have his foot wrapped and appeared slightly cautious after returning to the court, not bothering to chase after a couple of shots.

The Serb subjugated the rest of the match, however, closing it out in 70 minutes to set up a third-round match with Italian Fabio Fognini, who advanced when Spaniard Tommy Robredo retired with a wrist injury while trailing 7-6 (3), 2-1.

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