Novak Djokovic advances in Shanghai Masters despite foot scare

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic, who recently fell from number 1 in the standings to number 2, ran into a little bit of a problem during his second round match against Marcel Granollers of Spain in the Shanghai Masters.

Djokovic had already won the first set 6-2, and was playing in the first game of the second set. He hit a running backhand, then spectators saw him jump in the air, obviously in some kind of pain. He landed on his right foot awkwardly during the run towards the backhand. In an article on ESPN, Djokovic described what he felt,

It was just an awkward movement, I was running and I made a quick movement that caused a sharp pain. It’s all good now.

It’s safe to say the injury didn’t hinder his performance in the match, as he cruised to a 6-0 second set victory, which also won him the match.

As for some of the other top players, Rafael Nadal was able to advance to the third round with a 6-3, 6-2 victory of Alexandr Dolgopolov. Roger Federer, seeded seventh, beat Andreas Seppi 6-4, 6-3 to move onto the third round of the Shanghai Masters as well.

Up next for the three stars include Carlos Berlocq (playing Nadal), Fabio Fognini (playing Djokovic), and Gael Monfils (playing Federer).

 

 

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