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Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Del Potro Eliminated in Shanghai

October 14, 2009 by Jeanne Dupuis  
Filed under Tennis

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.

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image: TSN

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.

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