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say (my back is) 100 per cent, but I decided I was competitive enough to go on court and try to play, he said. like it was a smart decision. Potro, meanwhile, overcame a fever and 50 winners from big hitting German Philipp Kohlschreiber to advance 3 6, 6 3, 7 6 (4).
Potro said he started feeling sick on Tuesday night and relied on his serve to win the match since running was difficult.
The Serb dominated 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 Tommy Robredo retired with a wrist injury while trailing 7 6 (3), 2 1.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal had fewer problems in their second round matches. Federer rebounded from an early break to defeat Nike Dunk High Premium Gs
The Argentine withdrew from the doubles to rest for his next match against 11th seeded Tommy Haas, a 6 4, 6 4 winner over German compatriot Daniel Brands.
though it didn Foamposite Quai 54 feel like I been away for a long time, you kind of know it, Federer said. of just thinking point for point, what do I want to do, your mind starts to wander not in a bad way, but it just not that natural yet. next plays Monfils, with a possible quarter final with Djokovic looming.
Andreas Seppi of Italy 6 4, 6 3, while Nadal, who reclaimed the No. 1 ranking this week, dispatched Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6 3, 6 2.
was just an awkward movement, he said. was running and I made a quick movement that caused a sharp pain. It all good now, he added succinctly when questioned further. Open, but he made quick work of the 22nd ranked Seppi.
Raonic is making a late season run at qualifying for the ATP Finals, as well, reaching back to back finals in Bangkok and Tokyo the last two weeks. He won the title in Thailand but lost to Juan Martin del Potro in Japan.
Like Raonic, del Potro and Berdych are also fighting for spots in the ATP Finals, a task made slightly easier by the withdrawal on Wednesday of Andy Murray, who is recovering from back surgery.
He 10th in the standings for the ATP Finals, trailing Richard Gasquet of France by less than 300 points. Raonic will play No. 8 Stanislas Wawrinka in the next round after the Swiss defeated South African Kevin Anderson 6 4, 3 6, 7 6 (5).
Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic survived a scare when he landed awkwardly on his right foot and recovered to beat Spain Marcel Granollers 6 2, 6 0.
Two other top players, Tomas Berdych and Juan Martin del Potro, also came through with victories despite struggling with injury and illness.
Fourth seeded Berdych rebounded from a back injury sustained in the semifinals of the China Open last week to defeat Feliciano Lopez 7 6 (5), 6 2. He said after his last match he could barely stand or walk when he retired against Nadal.
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Canadian Raonic defeats Verdasco to advance to third round of Shanghai Masters
SHANGHAI Canadian Milos Raonic has advanced to the third round of the Shanghai Masters with a win over Fernando Verdasco of Spain.
Djokovic said the problem wasn serious, without elaborating about where specifically he felt the pain.
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 tentative after returning to the court, not bothering to chase after a couple of shots.
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