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Djokovic overcomes injury scare to win in Shanghai
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The shadow of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France is cast on the court as he serves to Pablo Andujar of Spain during their singles match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center, in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 9, 2013, 9:33 am

SHANGHAI (AP) Novak Djokovic overcame a scare when he landed awkwardly on his right foot and recovered to beat Spain's Marcel Granollers 6-2, 6-0 in the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal had fewer problems in their second-round matches. Federer rebounded from an early break to defeat Andreas Seppi 6-4, 6-3, while Nadal, who reclaimed the No. 1 ranking this week, dispatched Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3, 6-2.

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.

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