Novak Djokovic overcomes foot scare to win in Shanghai

Juan Martin del Potro also overcame a fever and a tough challenge from Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber to advance 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4).

updated: October 09, 2013 16:11 IST
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Shanghai: Defending champion Novak Djokovic shrugged off a foot injury to ease into the third round of the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday as Argentina's in-form Juan Martin del Potro survived a major scare.

Top seed Djokovic cantered through the first set against Spain's Marcel Granollers 6-2 but early in the second set pulled up in obvious discomfort and called for the ATP trainer, who applied heavy taping to his right foot and ankle.

Despite the medical treatment, the 26-year-old, dislodged this week from the number one ranking by Rafael Nadal, did not look inconvenienced as he returned to the court to seal the second set 6-0. He hit a total of 26 winners.

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