Aljaz Bedene withdraws with injury against Alexander Zverev after just 12 minutes

Paola Ditto
Ottobre 12, 2017

You save a little bit more the body.

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are both in action today in the second round.

Federer will play Richard Gasquet in the quarterfinals.

Juan Martin del Potro showed flashes of his best as the Argentine upset Shanghai Masters third seed Alexander Zverev 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals.

Del Potro then secured the all-important break in the fifth game of the final set, going on to close out the match after nearly two hours on court.

Del Potro, who lost his serve for the only time in the match in the second game, won nine of his 15 service games at love. He repeatedly smashed his racket until it was a mangled mess.

Bedene's match in Shanghai was the game that followed Grigor Dimitrov's win over Ryan Harrison. "I just had to find my way through the whole match".

Del Potro, pushed to the brink of retirement by four wrist surgeries that saw his ranking slip as low as 1,045 at one point in his career, said Zverev would learn.

"I saw his frustration, for sure", del Potro said. "But I think he's still very young and he needs to keep learning, as he's doing now", said the Argentine. "He has everything to be in the top of the game".

With his concentration clearly shot there was nothing the youngster could do to turn his fortunes around, and Del Potro went on to take the decider 6-4.

Fourth seed Marin Cilic and Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas go head to head in the other quarter-final.

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