Tennis: Djokovic overcomes injury scare to win in Shanghai
SHANGHAI (AP) - Novak Djokovic survived a scare when he landed awkwardly on his right foot but recovered for a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Spain's Marcel Granollers in the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday.
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.
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 Spaniard Tommy Robredo retired with a wrist injury while trailing 7-6 (3), 2-1.
Djokovic said the problem was not serious, without elaborating about where specifically he felt the pain.