Del Potro Eliminated in Shanghai
Juan Martin del Potro stunned Roger Federer and won the U.S. Open but he was eliminated from the Shanghai ATP Masters. The third-seeded player lost to Jurgen Melzer after a wrist injury led him to quit early.
Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic both advanced to the next round. Nadal took on James Blake and walked away with a 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4 victory on the hardcourts at Qi Zhong Tennis Center. This was a virtual repeat of the pair’s meeting in Beijing last week. Nadal will next face fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo.
Meanwhile, Djokovic easily beat Fabio Fognoni 6-3, 6-1. Other winners from the day include:
- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
- Robin Soderling
- Ivan Ljubicic
- Gilles Simon
- Gael Monfils
The winner of this event will take home $616,500.